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NFL Star Taylor Dies After Gunshot

11/27/2007 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sean Taylor, the Washington Redskins safety who was shot early Monday at his home in Miami, has died, according to a family friend. He was just 24.

The Pro Bowl safety had taken a bullet in his upper leg, reports the AP, damaging an artery, causing serious blood loss and loss of consciousness. According to his former lawyer, Richard Sharpstein, Taylor seemed to show signs of recovery when he squeezed a nurse's hand late Monday night, but never regained consciousness thereafter.

Miami-Dade Police are investigating the attack, which occurred when an intruder apparently entered Taylor's home, in what the cops are considering a possibly burglary.

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31.

Tangie    

Observer--THANK YOU!!!! These idiots don't have a clue!

2438 days ago
32.

Get a life    

Observer - please detail those "multiple shooting incidents in the past." Are you confusing him with Pac Man Jones? Yes, Taylor has a misdemeanor conviction but look at the facts of that case. He wasn't a thug, and by all accounts so far, he had be making significant changes since the birth of his daughter. He wasn't a "gangsta." He was in HIS HOME sleeping with his family. What facts "so clearly" point to a gangsta feud? Not even the police are saying that at this point.

I'm not a football fan or even a fan of Sean Taylor's, but nothing that I've heard so far leads me to think he deserved this in any way. Sorry that your fatherless life makes you so bitter and cynical.

2438 days ago
33.

Tangie    

laanie--clueless moron.

2438 days ago
34.

Detrissa    

TMZ, please hire someone to moderate your message board. No matter what any of us think of him, this man's life has been taken, another victim of violence. Life is short and you need to cherish every minute of it.

Peace and Blessing to you all.

2438 days ago
35.

SNOOPY DOG    

Llanie - put down the pipe biatch


He beat a man senseless with a gun. He spit in Michael Pittman's face. He had a kid without getting married. His home was broken into twice within one month- I do not think so. It was a bad deal that went down. He was a THUG and paid the price.

SNOOPY DOG

2438 days ago
36.

even    

i am really sorry he died,but thats so weird how its random when only one person gets shot and theres no robbery. something isn't right

2438 days ago
37.

camille43    

i agree with #34. While I think it is tragic that this happened, we cannot close our eyes to the facts in the case and in this man's life. Just because he died in a tragic way does not change the way he lived his life. I am an African American woman and my heart goes out to his family because of another death of a black man who had the chance to do so much good in his life. But you dont have to be a rocket scientist to know that the way it went down says so much. The police are spinning it as a robery attempt... but come on, who ever did this specifically came there to kill him. They cut the phone lines and only shot him..what does that tell you? I feel bad, but so many of our athletes go down this road and it is so uncalled for. Its not a black/white thing, but it is indicative of living a certain way and having it catch up to you one day. No he did not deserve it, and I would not wish it on anybody. But you know the saying, live by the sword..... I sincerly hope they catch whoever did it. God bless his family.

2438 days ago
38.

SNOOPY DOG    

BIG LUVa

What are you smoking? He beat a man senseless with a gun.

2438 days ago
39.

Tangie    

Detrissa--It's morons like you that idolize criminals, that are making America SUCK

2438 days ago
40.

Tangie    

Detrissa---Moderate your message board? So only your thoughts count? It's idiots like you that want to control, and censor freedom of speech. Why is your opinion the only one that matters? I have no use for an idiots intolerance of others right to speak, you piece of crap.

2438 days ago
41.

Tangie    

ihatestupidpeople--Grow up.

2438 days ago
42.

jbird    

New reports say that days before someone left an unusually large knife out on his bed. A threat maybe? This would be akin to the old fish in a newspaper bit that the mob used to intimidate victims before a hit.

2438 days ago
43.

ihatestupidpeople    

This is so sad! I am a Dallas fan, but live in the DC area. What a shame for such a talented player to be gone so young. It is a loss for all football fans no matter who your favorite team is.

2438 days ago
44.

Big Poppa Pump    

It's a tragedy but for someone to break into your house two times & then shoot you in the groin there is more to the story.

This guy has had numerous issues with the law & just a couple of years ago almost went to prison for a violent crime of some sort.

I think he messed with the wrong guys woman.

2438 days ago
45.

StarrStruck    

What shame.

2438 days ago
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