Redskins safety Sean Taylor shot in Florida, critical
Sean Taylor, safety for the
Washington Redskins, has been listed in critical condition after
getting shot in Florida.
Taylor, veteran safety for the Washington Redskins, has been
shot in his home in Miami, Florida and his current condition has
been listed as "critical". Miami-Dade County police was called
to his home in the early hours of Monday by the football
player's girlfriend and found Sean Taylor with at least one
gun-shot on his body. According to reports, Sean Taylor was shot
in the lower body, how many times remains unknown, but police
confirmed that Taylor had to be airlifted to Jackson Memorial
Hospital. Some reports indicate that his condition was last
posted as critical, although the family of the NFL player has
asked the hospital not to release any information about his
current condition. What exactly cause the shooting is still
unknown, "It could have been a possible burglary, it could
have been a possible robbery. It has not been confirmed as yet,"
was the comment by the Miami police.
The latest brush with the law on the rap
sheet of Sean Taylor includes an altercation with a man by the
name Ryan Hill in 2005, who later accused the Redskins player of
brandishing a gun at him and repeatedly hitting him during a
fight that broke out after Taylor and some friends went looking
for the people who had allegedly stolen his all-terrain
vehicles. Taylor made a deal with the prosecutors later and
pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors in the assault case and
was sentenced to 18 months probation, and in exchange the
felony charges were dropped.
Sean Taylor was drafted in 2004 by the
Washington Redskins from the University of Miami, in the first
round, fifth overall pick, then signed a seven-year $18 million
contract with the Redskins. This season he remains the top
interceptor for the Redskins, but a knee injury sidelined him in
the past two games. The Washington Redskins stated today that
Sean Taylor was undergoing treatment at the Miami hospital,
related to the knee injury.