Taylor death, burglary investigated

MIAMI, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Miami area police are investigating the shooting death of Washington Redskins defensive back Sean Taylor as a homicide and looking at an earlier burglary.

Sean Taylor hospitalized for gunshot wound

MIAMI, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was in critical condition after being shot by an intruder Monday in his Miami home, a family friend said.

Romo is tops on offense in the NFC

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the 12th week of the NFL season.

NFL: Washington 22, Dallas 19

LANDOVER, Md., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A 47-yard field goal by Nick Novak as time expired Sunday afternoon gave Washington a 22-19 victory against Dallas.

Taylor enters no-contest plea; avoids jail

MIAMI, June 1 (UPI) -- Defensive back Sean Taylor of Washington Thursday entered a no contest plea to misdemeanor assault and battery charges in Miami.

Redskins safety fined for spitting

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was fined $17,000 by the NFL on Monday for spitting on Tampa Bay's Michael Pittman.

NFL: Washington 17, Tampa Bay 10

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 7 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins gained the fewest yards ever by an NFL playoff winner Saturday as they beat the Tampa Bay Bucs, 17-10.

Report: Two Redskins fined by the NFL

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The NFL has fined Clinton Portis and Sean Taylor of Washington for violations of the league's uniform code.

Sean Taylor faces possible jail term

MIAMI, June 24 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was formally charged Friday with a firearms violation and battery.

Sean Taylor faces assault charge

MIAMI, June 5 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor was charged with assault and simple battery after turning himself in to police in Miami.

Sean Taylor enters 'not guilty' plea

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a drunken driving charge in Fairfax, Va.

Sean Taylor to miss game following arrest

ASHBURN, Va., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Washington Redskins rookie defensive back Sean Taylor, who was arrested on a drunken driving charge this week, will not play Sunday against Green Bay.

Redskins Sean Taylor faces DUI charge

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Rookie defensive back Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins was arrested early Thursday and charged with driving under the influence.

Arizona claims safety Ohalete from 'Skins

TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Arizona Cardinals claimed safety Ifeanyi Ohalete off waivers from the Washington Redskins Wednesday.

Redskins waive Ohalete

ASHBURN, Va., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Washington Redskins released safety Ifeanyi Ohalete, who admits, "I just wasn't getting the job done."
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Sean Taylor
A funeral attendee wearing a Sean Taylor shirt waits in line to enter the funeral service of Washington Redskins' safety Sean Taylor at the Pharmed Arena on the campus of Florida International University in Miami on December 3, 2007. Taylor died on November 27 after being shot in his Miami home during a burglary attempt. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)

Sean Michael Maurice Taylor (April 1, 1983 – November 27, 2007) was an American football free safety who played for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Taylor was drafted in the first round (5th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Redskins. He played college football at the University of Miami, where he helped lead the Hurricanes to a national championship in 2001. Due to his ferocious style of hitting, several of his pro teammates nicknamed him "Meast," a reference to "half man, half beast." Among his many football accomplishments, Taylor was widely considered one of the hardest hitting defensive secondary players in the NFL.

Taylor was murdered on November 27, 2007, at the age of 24, dying from critical injuries from gunshots by intruders at his Miami area home on November 26, 2007. His death led to an outpouring of national support and sympathy, especially in the Washington D.C. area where Taylor was a fan favorite as a Redskin and the Miami area where Taylor had been a standout high school and college football player. In honor of Taylor, for the first play of the first game after he died, the Redskins defense came out with only ten players instead of the usual 11.

Taylor was born April 1, 1983 in Miami, Florida to Pedro Taylor, a policeman, and Donna Junor. He spent his early years growing up with his great-grandmother Aulga Clarke in Homestead, Fl and later moved to his fathers home at the age of 10. He grew up in a low income neighborhood in Miami, on a street filled with candy-colored houses. Taylor played high school football in Pinecrest, Florida, a suburb of Miami. He originally began his high school football career at 6A Miami Killian High School, but left to Gulliver Preparatory School 2A, where he could play both offense and defense. He helped Gulliver win the Florida Class 2A State Championship in 2000, with a 14–1 record (he did not play in the first game of the season, the team's only loss). At Gulliver, Taylor was a star on both sides of the ball, playing running back, defensive back and linebacker.

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