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Good Morning/Order of Celebration

It is a beautiful morning in Miami, the kind of day that starts with you opening the blinds to a blinding sun. We arrived at the arena here for the funeral, and most of the family is gathering at the main entrance.

Received a copy of the order of celebration, and the Redskins will be heavily represented. It will open with a slide show and after the reading of scriptures NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will offer his condolences. The owner Daniel Snyder and Coach Joe Gibbs will offer tributes, along with tailback Clinton Portis, former Redskin LaVar Arrington and Sean's agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

Members of the Taylor family and the Junor family (Sean's mother's side) will reflect as well. University of Miami Coach Randy Shannon is scheduled to speak - Shannon was the Miami defensive coordinator when Sean was there - and two of his college/high school teammates will speak as well, including Buck Ortega, who played with Sean in high school and college and was a rookie free-agent signing by the Redskins a few years back (he did not make the team).

Mayor Otis Wallace, the mayor of Florida City Florida, is also among those taking part (Sean's father, Pedro, is the chief of police in Florida City.)

It appears that much of the campus here at Florida International University is devoted to the ceremony. There are police leading traffic and as soon as you enter the campus the main sign is lit up with Sean's name. A fleet of limos is parked around the back of Pharmed Arena and the Redskins delegation should be arriving shortly I imagine, as they were scheduled to fly out of Dulles around 6 am.

By Jason La Canfora  |  December 3, 2007; 9:35 AM ET
 
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