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Sean Taylor (NOON UPDATE)

Sean is in critical condition in Florida after being shot in the leg. The injuries are very serious, and according to one team official "It's not good. We're waiting on more details from the hospital." There is some concern an artery may have been struck, though I have not been able to get the firmly confirmed.

UPDATE:
Just spoke with a friend of the family who said that Sean lost a substantial amount of blood and the bullet traveled near the femoral artery, which is located in the upper thigh. Sean's father, Pedro, the chief of police in Florida City, Florida, is with him at the hospital, according to the source. They believe the situation is stabalizing, and are obviously hoping for the best.

Players and coaches are very worried right now and essentially everyone can do nothing but pray for the best. The media is being quarantined to the media room - as you would expect in these situations - and there will be no open locker room. Players may be speaking to us later in the day.

One of Taylor's agents, Jason Rosenhaus, said he had no comment on the incident. The Redskins are going to have a team meeting around noon to update the players on the situation.

According to the team, Taylor was home in South Florida when he was shot. According to sources close to the family it appeared to be a robbery. Sean was not with the team for the game this weekend - which is not unusual for injured players - as he was trying to recover from a knee sprain. The Redskins had hoped that Taylor, who was having a Pro Bowl season, would have returned to the lineup in the next few weeks.

UPDATE:
Also, just to clear something up - this is a different house in a different part of South Florida than where Sean had the ATV incident two years ago and was arrested on firearms charges. He was in his old neighbrogood near his mom's house when that incident occured, he has moved to a nicer part of town since starting his family and, according to teammates, had stopped hanging around a lot of his former associates after his last legal problems.

However, a lot of people down there know who he is, are jeolous of his wealth, etc, and it's not like no one from his old neighborhood knows his new address. At this point police are still trying to piece together the scene and their investigation is ongoing at the home.

By Jason La Canfora  |  November 26, 2007; 11:01 AM ET
 
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God Bless Him..

Posted by: EinVB | November 26, 2007 11:09 AM | Report abuse

that is soooo sooo sooo sad! i just hope he makes it out of there alive. F football at this point.

Posted by: dealer | November 26, 2007 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Thanks Jason for the update.

My prayers, and indeed, those of all NFL fans, are with Sean.

Unbelievable.

Posted by: PDiddy | November 26, 2007 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Unbelievable.

Posted by: waldmant | November 26, 2007 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for the update J-La. Wow. I want to smash something.

This BLEEPING SUCKS!!

Posted by: gregmarino88 | November 26, 2007 11:14 AM | Report abuse

This really puts all the angst of yesterday into perspective. A speedy recovery Sean.

Posted by: Redcoat | November 26, 2007 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Thanks Jason, somehow I feel better getting the info from you.

Unbelievable is right.....damn!!!!!!!

C'mon doctors!!!

Posted by: chrislarry | November 26, 2007 11:16 AM | Report abuse

God's healing and peace to his family.

Posted by: bangkokben | November 26, 2007 11:16 AM | Report abuse

God, I want to say I can't believe it, but we all know Sean Taylor has had trouble down there before and probably appears on some thugs "enemies list" for god knows what reasons. When will pro athletes learn to stay the hell away from Miami. My thoughts and my prayers go out to him and his family.

Posted by: FightinHelfmish | November 26, 2007 11:16 AM | Report abuse

speechless. My prayers are with him and his family.

Posted by: freedom0125 | November 26, 2007 11:17 AM | Report abuse

I skimmed through the blog for the last few days. Looks like it's been pretty rough here.

Maybe this will get people's heads oriented back towards what's real and important rather than the whole "Fire Gibbs and trade or sack the whole offense" blather that I saw.

Posted by: Redcoat | November 26, 2007 11:17 AM | Report abuse

All my prayers are with you Sean Taylor. This is unbelievable.

Posted by: 4-12 | November 26, 2007 11:18 AM | Report abuse

This really puts the loss in perspective. Hope 21 makes it out of that hospital ok.

Posted by: jdixon35 | November 26, 2007 11:19 AM | Report abuse

Helmfish, he was down in Miami for a second opinion about the knee (from Miami paper sites), not looking for trouble. He was not in any sort of unsafe neighborhood. He was in his $900K crib in Palmetto Bay with his lady and child. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmetto_Bay

Posted by: dcsween | November 26, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

FightinHelfmish,

What an asshat you are. Taylor was at home, in his million dollar home with his wife and kid.

He wasn't in a bad neighborhood. He wasn't hanging with "thugs."

Someone broke into his house and shot him.


Posted by: klong105 | November 26, 2007 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Wow. Completely puts football in perspective. Let's hope he can raise his daughter. Who cares about football.

Posted by: puttinforbird | November 26, 2007 11:21 AM | Report abuse

klong105,

That was over the line.

He's not married and his neighborhood is not safe. Look it up and get your facts straight next time.

Posted by: gdennie | November 26, 2007 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I am stunned. I don't even know what to say. And, I have no idea how I'm going to explain this to the brat, who will be even more upset than I am when he hears it.

I am certainly adding my prayers to all of the others that he recovers completely and is able to live a normal life after this.

Posted by: JustMe | November 26, 2007 11:26 AM | Report abuse

This is just nuts. First a 3 straight losses , now this. I hope for a full recovery for Sean and lets hope he is back delivering big hits next year. Get well Sean and get out of Miami and stay safe.

Posted by: jjwilson312003 | November 26, 2007 11:27 AM | Report abuse

klong105, the break-in hasn't been confirmed yet.

the girl friend called the police at 1:45 AM and told the police he was shot by an "unknown person". sean was home with his girlfriend and other "friends"...

this is from fox news.

Posted by: dealer | November 26, 2007 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Okay, he was with the mother of his child, not his wife. I apologize.

And yeah, I'm sure a 900 grand home is in the ghetto.

Come on, fellas. Can we all just hope he pulls through this terrible situation before we start blaming him for it?

Unbelievable.

Posted by: klong105 | November 26, 2007 11:28 AM | Report abuse

According to the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue website, Station 4 is 1.30 miles from the Palmetto Bay neighborhood. Response time from Fire Rescue should have been rapid. First response time for advanced life support is critical to survival of Level 1 trauma incidents. Metro Dade operates one of the finest paramedic rescue systems in the nation.

Posted by: i155133 | November 26, 2007 11:29 AM | Report abuse

Hey dealer , it was a break in and the shooter is at large.

Posted by: jjwilson312003 | November 26, 2007 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Praying for Sean and his family. Hope he pulls through and can be a dad to his daughter. That's all that matters.

Posted by: mmok | November 26, 2007 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Get well, Sean.

Posted by: Joe_in_Raleigh | November 26, 2007 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Here's a thought - instead of debating speculative scenarios and assessing blame on a guy who's reportedly fighting for his life (I'm no MD but I know that critical condition means life-threatening), how about we focus on him pulling thru this? Not the time to be tearing each other down for God's sake. I don't know what good it'll do, but the blog deserves some harmonious solidarity. Let's pull together for 21. God bless him.

Posted by: lmgaffney | November 26, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

I am with Klong105, lets drop the armchair detective work and moralizing and just hope he lives...

Posted by: chrislarry | November 26, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

I can't beleive this is happening!! I hope Sean recovers well, and even if he never plays football again, he will still be my favorite Redskin of all time! That guy is a beast! Good lord, did Skins fans do something wrong??? I think this horrible nightmare should end NOW!!!

Posted by: redryan400 | November 26, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

"klong105,

That was over the line.

He's not married and his neighborhood is not safe. Look it up and get your facts straight next time.

Posted by: gdennie | November 26, 2007 11:24 AM"

Well! Thanks for straigtening us out; I guess he deserved it then. "Over the line?" As if it matters whether or not his neighborhood is safe, or if he's married. To me, blaming the victim is over the line.

If somebody were to commit a crime against you in your home, I wouldn't say anything to imply that you 'tempted fate' and/or 'had it coming.' Not unless you are a career criminal -- which Sean Taylor most certainly is not.

Sadly, there are always going to be idiots who respond to events like these with presuppositions, stereotypes and a general lack of tact.

Posted by: jcabana | November 26, 2007 11:33 AM | Report abuse

where are you getting your reports (sincerely)? i'm home watching cnn/fox news/msnbc and they're all saying that the break-in is just a speculation and hasn't been confirmed.

Posted by: dealer | November 26, 2007 11:35 AM | Report abuse

I too pray for Sean. Jasno just updated, and it seems like things might be taking a very slight turn for the better. Let's hope he suffers no setbacks, and that he fully recovers from this.

Posted by: jcabana | November 26, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Seems to be good news, though it's still way too early to tell. Thanks Jason for the update, you are the best man.

Posted by: lmgaffney | November 26, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

G20 Fdacowboys
Football aside please pray for Sean and his Family. He has a little daughter that needs him.

Posted by: teddy833 | November 26, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Ignore the ignorant haters... Let's pray for his well being, instead of trying to figure out why this happened to Sean and how this is his fault!

To all the heartless heathens - Give it a rest!

Posted by: EinVB | November 26, 2007 11:37 AM | Report abuse

'UPDATE:
Just spoke with a friend of the family who said that Sean lost a substantial amount of blod and the bullet traveled near the femoral artery, which is located in the thigh. Sean's father, Pedro, the chief of police in Florida City, Florida, is with him at the hospital, according to the source. They believe the situation is stabalizing, and are obviously hoping for the best.' ---- From Jason's updated post above...

Posted by: 4-12 | November 26, 2007 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Right now, let's all just hope he pulls through. The rest can be discussed endlessly later. Thanks for the update, JLC.

Posted by: klong105 | November 26, 2007 11:39 AM | Report abuse

JLC UPDATED...

Sean Taylor (UPDATED)


UPDATE:
Just spoke with a friend of the family who said that Sean lost a substantial amount of blod and the bullet traveled near the femoral artery, which is located in the thigh. Sean's father, Pedro, the chief of police in Florida City, Florida, is with him at the hospital, according to the source. They believe the situation is stabalizing, and are obviously hoping for the best.

Posted by: EinVB | November 26, 2007 11:39 AM | Report abuse

I'm on hold with the hospital. I know there is virtually no chance they will tell a random fan anything, but I had to try.

Posted by: lmgaffney | November 26, 2007 11:40 AM | Report abuse

To add my thoughts and best wishes, my understanding (admittedly limited but more than the average bear) is that if shot in the femoral, Sean's being in hospital and still in surgery/under care almost 12 hrs later is a GOOD THING. Such an injury is particularly deadly if he doesn't receive proper care in the first "Golden Hour." If he gets past that hour, his chances for survival and improvement are much, much better. (A little Captain Obvious-ish, but perhaps y'all get the point.)

It appears he survived that period of time. i155's comment is perhaps particularly relevant.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | November 26, 2007 11:41 AM | Report abuse

This is horrible. My thoughts and prayers are with Sean and his family. One of my favorite Redskins.... just horrible. Once again, my prayers are with you Sean.

Posted by: washwiz | November 26, 2007 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Fantastic. When I heard the "Breaking News" on 980 this morning I was thinking Gibbs was resigning / fired / etc., but our stud safety getting shot?!?! You kidding me?

1) hope he's okay and lives
2) maybe this will be rallying point for our team
3) still so pissed about yesterday I can hardly stand it

Good work J - as always.

Posted by: jclansburgh | November 26, 2007 11:43 AM | Report abuse

Angry and Sad. Pull through 21.

Sad for the kid who was there. Sad for Sean. Angry at the whole deal.

Posted by: DownTownClown | November 26, 2007 11:44 AM | Report abuse

Normally I avoid the blog after losses, due to the Negative Nancying and the increasingly acrimonious debates about the team. This is an exception, though. Came on to find out more in the only place I would think of coming to for news like this.

Here's to hoping that Sean and the Taylor family find the strength and the heart to make it through a dire, trying time.

Posted by: FlimFlam | November 26, 2007 11:46 AM | Report abuse

I can hardly believe this - prayers for a full recovery. I imagine his teammates are quite distressed right now, lets hope for some good news soon.

Posted by: icantfeelmyface | November 26, 2007 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Guys, let's focus on 21's current situation, okay? Save the armchair CSI for when the "fog" surrounding the situation dissipates and we have some real facts.

Posted by: PDiddy | November 26, 2007 11:48 AM | Report abuse

thanks for THE STUPID, non needed 'UPDATED' like anybody cares or is thinking about about the neighbordhood he currently lives in

Posted by: mooneymaher | November 26, 2007 11:50 AM | Report abuse

Thoughts are with you ST.

Agreed Diddy, now is not the time to play amatuer detective.

Skinz

Posted by: SeanTizzy2DaHizzy | November 26, 2007 11:51 AM | Report abuse

Well said Steve in GP - that's my understanding too, that if you don't die of initial blood loss than you have a good chance. Obviously a long way to go. And to echo Flim's sentiments - we are very fortunate for this blog, i.e., Jasno and Cindy, for the best insider info, particularly at such a critical time. We owe them big.

Posted by: lmgaffney | November 26, 2007 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Man, another huge blow to this team and one nobody could have seen coming. Love the people blaming Sean for being at home with his baby's mama and friends and saying its his fault someone came in and shot him, really bright. Pull through Sean, bullets don't hit Sean Taylor, Sean Taylor hits bullets!

Posted by: zjfr2 | November 26, 2007 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Understood, PDiddy. Not trying to be Gil Grissom - just want Skins fans/community members to try to be as positive as possible, and I have some experience that may help with that. That's all. Thanks bud. Sorry to any and all if it didn't help.

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | November 26, 2007 11:55 AM | Report abuse

I'm rooting for big Sean, and have him in my prayers.

Posted by: WaPoLiveFan16 | November 26, 2007 11:55 AM | Report abuse

redskins are going to hold a news conference "soon"

Posted by: dealer | November 26, 2007 11:56 AM | Report abuse

I hate ESPN's blogs. Everyone on there is calling Sean a thug, and he needs to quit taking matters in his own hands, and call the ploice. HELLO, someone broke into his house an shot him for crying outloud! The legal problems he had 2 years ago are in the past. I hate that blog, and SEAN Skins fans love you man! You are in all of our prayers!

Posted by: redryan400 | November 26, 2007 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Sean,

My prayers and heart go out to you, your family, and the Washington Redskins organization. To the team yesterday no longer matters. the 5-6 record doesn't matter, we are 0-0 from here out, if we win sunday we are 1-0, let's do it for Sean, let's do it for pride!

Posted by: Veretax | November 26, 2007 11:59 AM | Report abuse

This is awful. Terrible injury (femoral artery hit). Most people die quickly from this.

If he pulls through this he is a true superman. I hope for the best. He just seems jinxed.

Whoever did this needs to be made an example of.

Posted by: X_1967 | November 26, 2007 12:00 PM | Report abuse

mooneymaher,

The 2nd UPDATE was probably added because a number of news outlets are speculating, since they don't have any real information to report, that perhaps the shooting took place because ST lives in a bad area, and a place where he has had trouble before.

I've heard the ATV incident rehashed several times this morning, followed by the assumption that his home is the site of multiple troubles, followed by questioning why he would continue to live in such a place.

So, I can understand why JLC put it out there that it is not the same place. It is also a nice home that is surrounded by an enormous cement wall and gate.

Posted by: JustMe | November 26, 2007 12:01 PM | Report abuse

I like that statement Vertetax!

Posted by: redryan400 | November 26, 2007 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Fire Rescue did their job and got him to the Level 1 trauma center alive. The rest is in the hands of the trauma team and with God. Facts will invariably be released as they can be developed.

Posted by: i155133 | November 26, 2007 12:05 PM | Report abuse

'They believe the situation is stabilizing' does that mean he's getting better?

Posted by: mooneymaher | November 26, 2007 12:08 PM | Report abuse

stabilizing is better than in critical, but still bad. It just means his condition is becoming more controllable.

Posted by: BT23 | November 26, 2007 12:14 PM | Report abuse

I pray that God grants Taylor a full and speedy recovery.

Everyone's bashing posters for speculating but no one's said a word about the TWP's story rehashing every negative thing the guy has done since he's been in the league as if it's some how connected to the shooting. It certainly doesn't put the shooting in any kind of context unless Michael Pittman is a suspect. I find Jasno's update regarding people speculating a little curious given he co-authored that story, which whether intended or not has a sort of "reap what you sow" bent to it.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | November 26, 2007 12:18 PM | Report abuse

learnedhand... I couldn't agree more.... that prior history crap is completely unnecessary and misleading unless you know better.

Posted by: EinVB | November 26, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I agree, LH. I thought the WashPo article was unusual and unwarranted, though it was likely cobbled together as a sort of "news wire" piece. There was little to no new information there, so it was probably a combination of the WashPo Miami bureau's facts + historical info from prior Jasno articles (thus Jasno's shared byline).

Posted by: PDiddy | November 26, 2007 12:23 PM | Report abuse

I'm a little relieved to hear his condition is at least stabilizing, and thank you to all the posters who passed on their knowledge of femoral artery injuries.

Go Sean! Redskin Nation is pulling for you!

Posted by: redskirt | November 26, 2007 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Man, when I heard the news this morning I was just speechless. I was JUST talkinga bout how he should be voted to the pro-bowl and how i hope he comes back for the Dallas game on Dec. 30th. At this point we have no choice, as Redskins Nation, but to pray for him and hopes that he can recover from all of this. Health and family first, football is second. I will def keep him in my prayers and I hope you all will do the same.

Posted by: tamika02 | November 26, 2007 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Portis and Prealou doing a presser on CSN now.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 26, 2007 12:25 PM | Report abuse

and beep, beep

Posted by: stevie_in_gp | November 26, 2007 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Just saw CP speaking on it on FOX News. I missed most of his comments cause I'm in the office and had to take a call. Did he have anything to add other than prayers?

Posted by: JS26121820 | November 26, 2007 12:27 PM | Report abuse

new post

Posted by: dealer | November 26, 2007 12:29 PM | Report abuse

He said that he was annoyed by how people are trying to say that Taylor past had to do with this.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 26, 2007 12:34 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 1:40 PM | Report abuse

I am as big a COWBOYS fan as there is. Doesn't matter right now. All that matters is Mr. Taylor's health. God bless him, his family and the entire Redskins organization during this most difficult time.

Posted by: FrankEGonzales | November 26, 2007 3:34 PM | Report abuse

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