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A Statement from the Nationals

Just to keep you up-to-date on everything that is's a statement from the Washington Nationals:

"The Lerner family and the entire Washington Nationals organization and ownership group express their heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Sean Taylor and the Washington Redskins. Sean will be missed for his talent, his competitiveness, and his presence. The loss of one so young and full of promise and possibilities diminishes us all."

By Cindy Boren  |  November 28, 2007; 12:26 PM ET
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Thanks Cindy.
These 2 days have felt like 2 long months, and I didn't even know the young man.

Posted by: 4-12 | November 28, 2007 12:37 PM | Report abuse

4-12, I'm with you. I can't focus on anything. I am truly down about this...

Posted by: jcooke539 | November 28, 2007 1:01 PM | Report abuse

I only knew ST from television and honestly I believe there is at least one shooting death every day in this country and being an egalitarian I should mourn them equally. In other words, I could mourn all the time. Yet, waking up in the morning to see the headlines that Sean Taylor is dead was stunning and sad. I was suprised how hard I took the news. So I contemplated about what psychological connection I had with ST. I realized how much the Redskins are apart of me and how much ST became apart of me. He was a comfort level. You knew when ST was out on the field everything was alright. He was such a terrific player, especially this year. He was an exciting player. A beast on the field. The Grim Reaper! So I mourn not only for a gifted young father with so much unfulfilled promise, but each time the Redskins trot onto the field. The Grim Reaper is no more! It's as if the Redskins simply aren't the Redskins without him.

Posted by: firemetalrat | November 28, 2007 2:20 PM | Report abuse


I agree with you. I've been a fan all of my 35 years of life. I tried to post on the blog yesterday but for some reason, my text never came through. Not sure if it was due to the high volume of blog activity or if I was just so stunned that I hit the wrong button. At any rate. Heaven is one Reaper Angel richer. Sean, as in the famous words from the movie Gladiator, we shall all see you soon...but not yet. R.I.P. and I pray peace, understanding & strength over the family, the team and all those affected. This transcends football. The selfish part of me was upset after the loss at Tampa and when I first heard the news of the shooting. I was wondering how long it would be before the Reaper was roaming in the secondary again. Unfortunately and tragically, that will never again happen. I had to repent. In this holiday season, I am thankful that I got to see the greatest ball-hawking secondary in U-M and Redskin history take the field. While I never knew him as a person, in many ways I can relate to the person Sean seemed to be...a quiet man who shunned the spotlight, who loved kids, worked hard and respected his elders. Sean, you died with strength and honor. And today, I honor you with this post. Thanks to Jason & Cindy for their thorough and tasteful coverage.

Greg Gibson aka "Gregskins"

Posted by: gregskins | November 28, 2007 2:44 PM | Report abuse

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