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Dan Snyder Statement

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has entered the media room to read a statement.

"On behalf of the Redskins, the players and everyone here at the Redskins, our hearts and prayers go out to Sean and his family. Myself and a group of Redskins are on our way to Miami. I really don't have any details other than what everyone else has been reading and reporting ...Our hearts and prayers are with Sean and his family."

He did not take questions from the media. Tailback Clinton Portis, Snyder, VP of football operations Vinny Cerrato, and director of sports medicine Bubba Tyer are flying to Miami on Snyder's plane. They left Redskins Park immediately after the remarks.

By Jason La Canfora  |  November 26, 2007; 1:25 PM ET
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Get well soon, Sean.

Posted by: hardhitter | November 26, 2007 1:34 PM | Report abuse

God Bless Sean Taylor

Posted by: tdskinz | November 26, 2007 1:36 PM | Report abuse

This is AWFUL. What does the coma mean? Do people come out of a coma? Can they lead normal lives?

Posted by: relishfilms | November 26, 2007 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Keep fighting Sean.

Posted by: Dorf | November 26, 2007 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Keep on fighting Sean.

Posted by: shwankarim | November 26, 2007 1:42 PM | Report abuse

relishfilms, not all comas are bad. some are medically induced and seem like they are meant to protect the brain. I think that the TE from the Bills (who broke a vertebra in special teams play) was put into a coma while they were trying to save his spinal cord.

Posted by: dcsween | November 26, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I know it may be a little corny and I'm not sure if it's already been mentioned, but beyond football, beyond how this happened, we were excited for Sean not only for his performance on the field but his off the field maturity from years past, should we bring a blog effort together to show our boy we have his back and are waiting, yes waiting, for the good news that he will be alright? A little bit of a ramble, i know, but I feel the man was making great headway in getting away from his youthly mistakes and being a leader on and off the field, and we should show that it is appreciated.

Posted by: tweedr01 | November 26, 2007 01:40 PM

Sorry, I didn't notice that we had updated posts

Posted by: tweedr01 | November 26, 2007 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Get well Sean. This is a tragedy.
The NFL and it's young stars are truly approaching a state of crisis.

Posted by: kaibash09 | November 26, 2007 1:47 PM | Report abuse

To echo what sween said, often times people are put in medically induced comas because it cuts down on pain and movement and is often "safer" for the patient.

I'm not suggesting that's the reason he's in a coma and I think we shouldn't start the guessing game on the boards.

Posted by: SeanTizzy2DaHizzy | November 26, 2007 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Below is a link to a Miami Herald story. No new info on Sean, but some info from the police.

Posted by: BT23 | November 26, 2007 1:50 PM | Report abuse

It may be wishful thinking on my part, but I wouldn't put too much creedence into the reports from Santana's mother, things get misinterperated all the time, especially in a hospital. I'm holding out for an official announcement.

We're thinking of you Sean, keep fighting.

Posted by: pulldownclaw | November 26, 2007 1:50 PM | Report abuse

I am praying for the brother. Even if he doesn't play another down. You got to think about his little girl growing up without her father.

Posted by: jm220 | November 26, 2007 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Sean, hold on! Our prayers are with you.

Posted by: aramey1 | November 26, 2007 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Coma? This is still just speculation but would be logical from what we know.

Shot in the leg and holding on for his life after many hours. I wish the doctors would give us a 'just the facts' update. How many times was he shot? Is he in a coma? Brain damage? (I hope not!) ect.

Am not a doctor but even if I was a doctor I don't have any info so I would still be in the dark.

As for why 'who knows'.

Get well.

Posted by: mul | November 26, 2007 1:54 PM | Report abuse

The coma sounds worse than stablizing.

The CNN video of the crime secene ivestigator says Homicide team is investiagting. Is that normal even if victim still living?

6 Hours of surgery does not sound good either.

Posted by: DownTownClown | November 26, 2007 1:54 PM | Report abuse

Our prayers are with you, Sean.

Posted by: LouisTheRogue | November 26, 2007 1:55 PM | Report abuse

This is just awful. What a shock! Let's hope he pulls through for his family's sake! What a tragic piece of news.

Posted by: makuke5 | November 26, 2007 1:57 PM | Report abuse

God, don't let Snyder or Vinnie the wonder lapdog anywhere near the kid, the black cloud that hovers over the 2 of them will surely make the situation that much worse.......pull through kid, we're all rooting for you...........

Posted by: ROliver2 | November 26, 2007 1:58 PM | Report abuse

homicide could be robbery/homicide - different cites do different things with their detectives

Posted by: johndinhouston | November 26, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

my prayers are with Sean and the family. As a fellow Cane and a lifelong Redskins fan, I was devastated to see the headline.
Clown, its not unusual for the homicide detectives to investigate something like this.

Posted by: cantpickaname | November 26, 2007 2:00 PM | Report abuse

espn reports he was shot twice and that his femal artery was severed.

Posted by: heltzer | November 26, 2007 2:02 PM | Report abuse

DownTownClown, yes, that is normal homicide to investigate along with other departments within the police force. They are simply there to gather evidence and information regarding the case in the event Sean does not make it. This allows homicide to be a step ahead and ready to go forward with their investigation. Whatever you do, don't think that Sean is not going to make it because homicide is on the scene. It's normal protocal for a situation like this.

Posted by: mlewis31 | November 26, 2007 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Wilbon on Sean Taylor:

McLean, Va.: Will your opinion of Taylor change if this does not turn out to be a random incident (e.g. home invasion)?

Michael Wilbon: No...People's opinions are shaped by the way they've grown up, the way they see the world, what they know about the world the person in question grew up in, etc. Sean Taylor isn't the only guy I know who fits his general profile. I've known guys like Taylor all my life, grew up with some. They still have shades of gray and shouldn't be painted in black and white...I know how I feel about Taylor, and this latest news isn't surprising in the least, not to me. Whether this incident is or isn't random, Taylor grew up in a violent world, embraced it, claimed it, loved to run in it and refused to divorce himself from it. He ain't the first and won't be the last. We have no idea what happened, or if what we know now will be revised later. It's sad, yes, but hardly surprising.

Columbia, Md.: What makes you think that Taylor was still embracing his old ways? Every thing we have heard from the Redskins and Portis is that this is a new Sean. Apparently the birth of his child really helped to straighten him out. Is this contrary to what you know?

Michael Wilbon: Sorry, but I'n not in the habit of having comapanies with their own public relations agenda tell me about black men and what they feel or don't feel. Pardon me if I'm not that easy.

Posted by: tlehtone | November 26, 2007 2:13 PM | Report abuse

6 Hours of surgery does not sound good either.

Posted by: DownTownClown | November 26, 2007 01:54 PM

This is not an unusual amount of time for arterial surgery under normal conditions. Aortic aneurysm repair takes just as long, even without the trauma of a shooting and significant blood loss.

In this case, the doctors were dealing with trauma as well as the arterial repair. All of the flesh damage has to be cleaned and repaired, the artery has to be cleaned up and pieced back together (often rejoined with a mesh sleeve that is sewn into both pieces of the artery), and the trauma area has to be disinfected and then closed.

Posted by: tafka | November 26, 2007 2:26 PM | Report abuse

The fact that he is in a coma does not tell us much by itself. While coma may indeed be induced intentionally, this almost always occurs in cases where the patient has sustained a traumatic head injury, and that does not seem to be the situation here. Recovery from a coma is usually slow and in stages, not all at once; and it is not clear in the early stages if there will be permanent neurological deficits or physical disabilities. I hope Sean recovers fully. If the early reports are correct, I suspect that his playing days are over regardless of the fullness of his recovery.

Posted by: gadstian | November 26, 2007 2:34 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what to take from any of the speculation, but this seems to be a glimmer of hope:

"The Miami Herald reported that Taylor's lawyer and family friend, Richard Sharpstein, said Taylor emerged from surgery in better shape and will likely live. He said Taylor is in intensive care and doctors have allowed his family to see him."

Posted by: lmgaffney | November 26, 2007 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Lets keep Sean and his family in our thoughts and prayers, and refrain from making ignorant, insensitive remarks like Wilbon made earlier on this page.

Posted by: shahmad | November 26, 2007 2:54 PM | Report abuse

With Sean Taylor it was just a matter of time before he was either convicted and serving time or unfortunately shot. Sorry for his family it was the latter.

Not unusual in a situation like this when you think someone is breaking into your house for victim to shoot himself.

Someone with Sean Talyor's rep would not have been a Redskin during Gibb's first stint.

Posted by: dave2002ti | November 26, 2007 3:55 PM | Report abuse

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