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The Sean Taylor locker display



Back in April, Rick Maese reported that the Redskins would be moving Sean Taylor's plexiglass-enclosed locker from Redskins Park to the club level at FedEx Field sometime between the draft party and the new season.

"Only club-level ticketholders will be able to view the locker on game days," Maese wrote, "but team officials say fans will be able to visit the locker during other events and during stadium tours."

One of those other events happened on Wednesday night, when the Redskins hosted an evening with Bruce Allen and Larry Brown in an effort to move more premium seats. A writer from D.C. Pro Sports Report attended the session, and walked past Taylor's locker on the way.

"It's a bit eerie, like a shrine," he wrote.

The rest of his thoughts on the night and Allen's message are here, but I wanted to post the photo, since I don't remember seeing it elsewhere. Though I may be forgetting.

By Dan Steinberg  |  July 22, 2010; 11:19 AM ET
Categories:  Redskins  
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Comments

R.I.P. ST21

Posted by: smoke26 | July 22, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

MEAST!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: adrianstewart | July 22, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Retire No 21.

Its the classy thing to do.

Posted by: alex35332 | July 22, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

I'm surprised that Snyder doesn't have this thing in a restaurant-turned-shrine in the Club Level where he can charge admission! He tried to make money off the sick and dying (see WCP), why not make money off of this? It goes along with the Snyder mentality.

Posted by: Randy_Hawkins | July 22, 2010 12:29 PM | Report abuse

@alex35332:

The only official number retired by the Redskins is #33 (Baugh). They might not hand out #44, #7, or #81 (the great Redskins of my generation), but they aren't officially retired. Sean Taylor #21 is in that boat with them. His number won't be handed out any time soon, and he has his name in the ring of fame. I think that's appropriate.

Posted by: Randy_Hawkins | July 22, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Sorry everyone, but that's creepy.

It's like they put Sean's body in that thing and are displaying that.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | July 22, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

I think it's a great idea and a very meaningful one that the fans appreciate. HTTR!!!

Posted by: ladyredskins | July 22, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

@alex35332:

The only official number retired by the Redskins is #33 (Baugh). They might not hand out #44, #7, or #81 (the great Redskins of my generation), but they aren't officially retired. Sean Taylor #21 is in that boat with them. His number won't be handed out any time soon, and he has his name in the ring of fame. I think that's appropriate.

Posted by: Randy_Hawkins | July 22, 2010 12:33 PM | Report abuse


You forgot the number 9, also on the unofficial list. I think 28 is too.

If I remember correctly 17 was not on the list, though Jason Campbell did go to Williams for his blessing before taking that number.

Posted by: alex35332 | July 22, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Very classy thing the team has done with Sean Taylor's locker. It's a part of DC sports history and the team did the right thing moving it to stadium where many more people will now get a chance to see it than before. Looks like they did a great job with the glass casing and keeping everything in place. Kudos to Snyder and the rest of the brass.

Posted by: Barno1 | July 22, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

What's the word that comes to mind here? Oh yeah, canonization. The Skins are trying to turn this guy into a Saint. By some of the other comments, the sheep are listening. Look, Taylor was a good player, on the verge of being a great player but his star was snuffed out before it could fully shine. That's unfortunate but it doesn't mean the guy should be treated as one of the top legends in team history. I understand this team has sucked balls for the past decade (Thanks Dan), but trying to pull B+ players from this era and put them on par with the heroes of the past is ridiculous.

Posted by: edsmit1 | July 22, 2010 2:07 PM | Report abuse

I'm torn between creepy/eerie and having it in the lobby like a school's trophy case where EVERYONE can see it.

This damn guy will never get it; only putting it where certain fans can see it shows he'll try to make a buck off anything. $nyder is a dicck

RIP ST21

Posted by: kahlua87 | July 22, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

I would imagine the locker is in the club level beacause it is enclosed from the elements. Of course if it were on display at the ground level by the Redskins store, for instance, there would still be whiners who think it should be set up in the parking lot by a porta-potty so the people who only come to tailgate can see it.

Posted by: sorry2say | July 22, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Just when I am starting to like Daniel Snyder for the recent moves he's made to improve the Redskins, he pulls an ST21 stunt.

Considering the affection most if not all Redskins fans still hold for Sean (including me with his 21 Pro Bowl Jersey), even years after his murder, I consider moving ST21's locker to the elite section of Fed Ex Field a total insult to ALL Redskins fans.

Only the elite of Redskins fans will now be able to view his locker knocking out the majority of us Skins fans who could only fantastise paying for Club Level seats.

Mr. Snyder do the right thing to allow ALL Redskins fans to view ST21's locker. Move it back to Redskins Park. Sean played for ALL Redskins fans, not just the elite few who can afford the Club Level seats.

Posted by: memyselfI1 | July 22, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Just when I am starting to like Daniel Snyder for the recent moves he's made to improve the Redskins, he pulls an ST21 stunt.

Considering the affection most if not all Redskins fans still hold for Sean (including me with his 21 Pro Bowl Jersey), even years after his murder, I consider moving ST21's locker to the elite section of Fed Ex Field a total insult to ALL Redskins fans.

Only the elite of Redskins fans will now be able to view his locker knocking out the majority of us Skins fans who could only fantastise paying for Club Level seats.

Mr. Snyder do the right thing to allow ALL Redskins fans to view ST21's locker. Move it back to Redskins Park. Sean played for ALL Redskins fans, not just the elite few who can afford the Club Level seats.

Posted by: memyselfI1 | July 22, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

Hey! Don't forget 42!

Posted by: charley42 | July 22, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Who was #42??

Posted by: tonimills | July 22, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Charley Taylor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley_Taylor

All time leading receiver when he retired in '77. The numbers are not as high as newer receivers but he played before the NFL opened up the offenses - in the days where QB's who completed 50% of their passes in a season were the really good ones.

Posted by: charley42 | July 22, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing how much Comrade Snyder is milking the ST21 cow. What's next, is he going to borrow Lenin and Mao's vacuum sealed bodies or Ted Williams's frozen head for display on the club level?

Posted by: playahatah | July 22, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

If you are complaining about Dan Snyder in this post...

If you making baseless accusations that he is trying to profit off of Taylor by moving the locker to the club level...

If you are complaining about Sean Taylor being made into a saint...

...then chances are you are a miserable human being.

That is all, carry on.

Posted by: Barno1 | July 22, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Scumbag Snyder has no shame. He'll be milking this as long as jersey sales for 21 keeping moving. Unbelievable. This man has no class. As long as this money grubbing shyster is running the club, DC will never have a championship.

Posted by: password11 | July 22, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Scumbag Snyder has no shame. He'll be milking this as long as jersey sales for 21 keeping moving. Unbelievable. This man has no class. As long as this money grubbing shyster is running the club, DC will never have a championship.

Posted by: password11 | July 22, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

I thought we put the whole "dan snyder makes money off of jersey sales" absurd nonsense to rest a while ago. Guess there's always some moron out there who still clings to the absolutely idiotic belief that Dan Snyder gives a rat's *ss about the fraction of a penny he earns from a given jersey sale.

Posted by: Barno1 | July 22, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Furthermore, I wonder if password11 would have chosen to use the word "shyster" to attack Dan Snyder if Snyder were not Jewish.

Posted by: Barno1 | July 22, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Password11.....Mr. Snyder does not make a penny off Sean Taylor sales. All profit made on Sean Taylor merchandise goes to the Sean Taylor Trust Fund. Man this city has no respect for Mr. Snyder. He doesn't have to do half the things that he has done...he's trying. Many owners won't even listen to the problems that our local fans have. Mr. Snyder has tried to make the product better and the gameday experience better.

It would of been something to see them put Sean Taylor's locker somewhere on the feild...like behind the bench.

Posted by: jasonveda | July 22, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

@jasonvedasnyder:

You just don't get it. There is too much...no make that WAY too much evidence to the contrary of what you are saying. He has made the fan experience WAY worse (adding seats without adding infrastructure for starters), and he keeps building teams the wrong way (the losing record over the last 10 years should tell you that).

Snyder only does this "donation" thing for two reasons:

A) because it makes him look good in front of the sheeple.

B) tax reasons

A real man would not try to exploit his donations for personal and financial gain like Snyder is doing. He would just write a check and get out of the way. But no, Snyder has to make a spectacle. From using his plane to give aid to Haiti (sponsored by Diageo), to exploting 9/11 victims by selling those Pentagon hats for profit, Snyder keeps showing that he's nothing more than a two bit punk.....with a dark heart (to quote Riggins).

Posted by: Randy_Hawkins | July 22, 2010 5:06 PM | Report abuse


"In a good year, a typical NFL team makes about $5 million off merchandise sales, which worldwide totaled $3.2 billion in 2006. However, because of a wacky economic scheme, the teams don’t benefit all that much, sharing only about 12% of the wholesale price of an item. So, based on that number, when a superstar’s jersey is sold, each team gets 11 cents a piece."
(source: http://www.askmen.com/sports/busines..._business.html)

We're talking literally about $1000 a year a team might make off of a particular player's jersey sales if 10,000 or so sell, according to the above numbers.

So let's look at the math, Snyder is worth over a billion dollars. $1000 is less than 1/10,000,000 of his worth. To put this in perspective, say for instance you are worth a more realistic $100,000, 1/10,000,000 of that would be....drumroll: 1 penny.

Would any of you get excited if I told you that grand total from all these jersey sales would result in you netting about an extra PENNY more per year?

This is how ridiculous some of your baseless accusations against Dan Snyder are. You people who despise Snyder don't even think your crazy conspiracy theories through at all when you are busy attacking his alleged greed.

Posted by: Barno1 | July 22, 2010 5:17 PM | Report abuse

With all due respect to Sean Taylor, who cares about his locker? Why not put his refrigerator and his lawn mower out there as well?

Some kind of display w/ pictures and career highlights would've been more appropriate.

Posted by: randysbailin | July 22, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

It's just plain weird. His death was tragic. He was a good player. But people in this town seem to think he was Ronnie Lott or something.

Posted by: loux24 | July 22, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

$nyder is clueless. If you wanted to honor Taylor, why put the display on the level where only the wealthiest of fans could see it? It's a big "F U" to the majority of blue collar fans.

Posted by: nojunk4me | July 24, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

$nyder is clueless. If you wanted to honor Taylor, why put the display on the level where only the wealthiest of fans could see it? It's a big "F U" to the majority of blue collar fans.

Posted by: nojunk4me | July 24, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

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