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Sean's Status Unchanged

As of this minute, all is still the same, in critical condition. Sean has not yet opened his eyes, according to lawyer Richard Sharpstein, but was responsive to stimuli. The doctors continue to monitor him closely, checking vital signs and signs of responsiveness and hoping that this is the first of many milestones to come.

I'll be up checking in for info through the night, so if I hear anything I'll post it ASAP.

Cheers.

By Jason La Canfora  |  November 26, 2007; 9:08 PM ET
 
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Thanks JLa

Posted by: kapdel4 | November 26, 2007 9:14 PM | Report abuse

Hoping for some good news in the morning.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 26, 2007 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Thank you for your updates JLC, they have been so helpful throughout this terrible day.

Posted by: saranred | November 26, 2007 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Thank you for the updates. We aren't getting much news coverage in Chicago and your blog is getting us through.
Pray for a speedy recovery...

Posted by: natemcfarlane | November 26, 2007 9:17 PM | Report abuse

Just amazing coverage of this. This blog has been my source of info all day. Nowhere else has had as timely or pertinent information as you. Jason, all of your hard work keeping us updated is greatly appreciated up in Boston. Great job again.

Keep fighting Sean!

Posted by: BCBarney | November 26, 2007 9:20 PM | Report abuse

Thank you for keeping us informed, the tv isn't talking anything about taylors status. It really mean alot to all of taylors fans.

Posted by: stephanie_brooke91 | November 26, 2007 9:21 PM | Report abuse

bigfish. Guess what? You aren't very smart. Thanks for the updates Jasno. Your coverage is hands down the best and most concise.

Posted by: relishfilms | November 26, 2007 9:22 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Jason!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: dealer | November 26, 2007 9:24 PM | Report abuse

JLC - thanks for all of your hard work. I've hit refresh on this page 500 times today. STAY STRONG SEAN.

Posted by: jvass | November 26, 2007 9:24 PM | Report abuse

Jasno~thanks again and again and again for doing an outstanding job keeping us up-to-date with every detail. Sean and the Redskins are like family for so many of us and you have really been doing us a great service with your constant updates. I know reporters are supposed to be "tough" and "detached" and all, but I can't imagine this day has been any easier on you than it has been on us. So I really appreciate that you've stuck with this story all day. I'll buy an extra copy of Post tomorrow to make your editors happy.

21-Reaper stay strong buddy! Open those eyes wide! Talk man! We're praying for you! Pull through!

Posted by: macaro | November 26, 2007 9:24 PM | Report abuse

ESPN punted this one. It's only the sidebar on their website and little coverage on TV. Imagine the circus they'd make of it if it was a Cowboy. Up here in Wisconsin, I'd be lost if it weren't for RI and the magic of DirecTV that gets me CSN coverage. Thanks JLa

Posted by: JS26121820 | November 26, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

So do we have anything so far on sending something to Sean, whether it's a bunch of blog names on a piece of paper or a way to send him flowers (he would probably wake up to those just to smite them for not being meastly enough!) I've been at school so seeing that he responded to anything is a HUGE relief!

Posted by: tweedr01 | November 26, 2007 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Please not "bigfiish" is not the same as regular poster "bigfish"...

I will at this time withhold my opinion of "bigfiish" in attempt to stick to pdiddy's advice to stay classy...

Posted by: chrislarry | November 26, 2007 9:27 PM | Report abuse

Come on Reaper. Keep fighting the fight baby boy.

Posted by: jm220 | November 26, 2007 9:28 PM | Report abuse

wow cindy did you knock of bigfiish's obnoxious post....wild..

Posted by: chrislarry | November 26, 2007 9:30 PM | Report abuse

Looks like someone (Cindy?) pulled that bigfiish post. Hopefully they'll block him permanently but he'll just show up under another name. Guy's too stupid to spell his own name correctly.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | November 26, 2007 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Come on Sean

Posted by: hoffmanbikes15 | November 26, 2007 9:32 PM | Report abuse

I think that comment was posted by biigfish - 2 i's.
Benefit of the doubt to bigfish.
Hail to Sean Taylor!

Posted by: puttinforbird | November 26, 2007 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Great updates, Jasno. Long day, especially with two little ones at home. Major comp time coming your way ...

Posted by: gheston | November 26, 2007 9:35 PM | Report abuse

JLC,

Read the blog all the time but never comment. From all of us Redskins fans, we really appreciate the constant updates.

Thanks.

Posted by: bpmarkowitz | November 26, 2007 9:38 PM | Report abuse

We've gotta do something for JLC, and I love the idea of sending a collective blog card or something to SeanTay. Anything to let him know how many of us are pulling for him and following his status.

The fact that he was responsive has to be a GREAT sign as far as the condition of his brain. I'm sure no doctor, but it seems to me that if he's able to understand and obey commands hours after being recusitated....man, that's gotta be hopeful.

Posted by: lmgaffney | November 26, 2007 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Redskins are now reporting it was a deliberate attac not burglary!!!!!

DONT YOU FEEL JUST A LITTLE STUPID FOR DEFENDING THAT SCUM!!

Posted by: kool-aide4sale | November 26, 2007 9:43 PM | Report abuse

JL,

This is redundant at his point, but between the blog and your interviews with CSN, you have given this news in a classy and straight forward manner. Obviously all of our prayers are with Sean Taylor and his family. And thank you for the up to the minute updates and honest concern for the man. Keep up the good work and try to get home and get some sleep. Hug your kids tight tonight. This day's news puts alot in perspective.

Posted by: chadaleshire1 | November 26, 2007 9:46 PM | Report abuse

kool-aide

you shouldn't judge unless you know. but based on your posts today, I know

you are a worthless f***ing piece of s**t

Adam

Posted by: argh | November 26, 2007 9:51 PM | Report abuse

What an exhausting day! I'm unplugging for the night. For JLa and the 95% of posters on here that are intelligent, insightful and decent, thank you all. I live 850 miles away from DC and without RI would not have had any decent coverage of the most difficult day in my 30 years on this earth as a Skins fan. I've never posted here, but it's very therapeutic to talk with people who get what it is to be a fan. What a privelege! Who would've imagined we would be capable of something like this 20 years ago? Anyhow, I will start posting more in better times. God bless.

Posted by: JS26121820 | November 26, 2007 9:52 PM | Report abuse

Great news about Sean waking from the coma. Continued prayers. Praise the Healer. May he bring Sean to full recovery.

Kool-aide warm and fuzzy love to you.

Posted by: bangkokben | November 26, 2007 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Adam aren't you an iggles fan?! You are the only person I know that isn't a Redskins fan that hasn't given me s*** about this. Even my brother in law (girls fan), tried to make fun of Sean...what a dbag!

Posted by: tweedr01 | November 26, 2007 9:56 PM | Report abuse

Hey, best wishes from us over at the Nats blog to Sean. We appreciate big hitters.

We're pulling for you all the way, buddy. You're in our prayers, stay strong.

Posted by: sxpatr | November 26, 2007 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Sean Taylor WILL pull through! He is a fighter and will live to fight another day! Keep on fighting brother, we're all pulling for you!

Posted by: gringoinmiami | November 26, 2007 9:58 PM | Report abuse

tweedr01 -

There's been quite a few well wishers who follow other teams, who have come and given there support.

They've been very classy and appreciated.

Posted by: kost52 | November 26, 2007 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Thanks so much man for sticking with this all night. We will all be with you all night tonight, constantly pressing the "reload" button wait for you're latest update. You're best at what you do...

Posted by: KwameTK05 | November 26, 2007 10:00 PM | Report abuse

Kool-aide
I am not sure what being targeted has to do with being scum. Lots of people have been targeted in life that doesn't make them scum, in fact normally that goes to the description of the person doing the targeting. I don't think less of you because you used to have big mean bullies shove you in your locker, I think less of them. I don't think less of you for your mean spirited comments anymore than I would think less of other unintelligent creatures that do what comes natural to them because they don't know better.

Posted by: hckydawg44 | November 26, 2007 10:00 PM | Report abuse

tweedr01,

I'm an iggles fan, but I'd like to think I'm a decent human being. football only goes so far, life's a lot more important.

name calling, cracking jokes, and just making s**t up about about someone who may die; you gotta call someone like that out, because it's just f*****g ridiculous.

end of rant

Adam

Posted by: argh | November 26, 2007 10:02 PM | Report abuse

I've been at school and just got back home and saw Adam's post, I've been dealing with girls iggles and giants fans all day sending really creative emails

Posted by: tweedr01 | November 26, 2007 10:02 PM | Report abuse

I never like to wish harm on anyone but it is ashame Taylor didn't get hold of these people before they shot him. A machete attack would have been some justice for people who in most likelihood will never be caught. Probably some of kool aides relatives. Special places are reserved in hell for dbags like yourself.

Heal up #21. You will be missed on the field.

Posted by: cdubb | November 26, 2007 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Jasno, I can't thank you enough for your coverage of this tragedy.

Posted by: jcabana | November 26, 2007 10:04 PM | Report abuse

That's a shame. Goes to show that most of the people up here are not only good sports fans, but good people.

Posted by: kost52 | November 26, 2007 10:05 PM | Report abuse

I think its pretty cool how all fans from diffrent teams are all pulling for taylor to get better, like portis saidk football is only so far, but life is more important

Posted by: stephanie_brooke91 | November 26, 2007 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Jason, I know I'm not the first, but I really want to thank you for sticking with us and keeping all of us updated on Taylor's condition. My prayers have been with him and his family all day.

Posted by: Kate20012 | November 26, 2007 10:08 PM | Report abuse

We're all pulling for this young man to survive. Prayers can work miracles.

Posted by: bfjam | November 26, 2007 10:08 PM | Report abuse

As with everyone else, my thoughts - even if brief ones as I go about my and my families lives - are with Mr. Taylor and his family.

It's a good lesson for all of us to remember - and I admit to forgetting it often myself - that these athletes are real live flesh-and-blood humans. Not robots, not images on our TV screens. Real people.

So, perhaps the next time our team fails, our favorite player falters, we won't go screaming "Get rid of that ##%^!!".

Godspeed Sean.

Posted by: SteveMG | November 26, 2007 10:10 PM | Report abuse

I think it is pretty un-cool how Tony and Wilbon just ignored Taylor in their half time PTI. I have honestly loved these two writers since I was a wee lad, but wow they are Washington based sports writers, they can send some well wishes. I get Wilbon's take and aint gonna bash him there, but wow guys have a heart, it is today's "biggest NFL story" at least right....

wow...just wow

Posted by: chrislarry | November 26, 2007 10:12 PM | Report abuse

Sean - you are in our thoughts and prayers. We know you are a fighter and will make it through!!

Posted by: lrieser | November 26, 2007 10:14 PM | Report abuse

I concur completely cl. This is the type of day and situation where people show their true colors. Wilbon and Korny have showed theirs today, and I'm disappointed in them.
Hail Sean Taylor!

Posted by: puttinforbird | November 26, 2007 10:15 PM | Report abuse

this has been a long trying day for the burgundy and gold..... I pray you keep the good news coming Jason, thanks go out to you for all you do

Posted by: gregory.milburn | November 26, 2007 10:17 PM | Report abuse

koolaide, sometimes the righteous path is the most dangereous, tougher one. and sean's story is the perfect example of that.

he wasn't out at a strip club with his homies, didn't have an illegal weapon on him, was at his house with his wife, with his child. what was anything wrong with his actions last night?

even cindy wondered on the tv today "who sleeps with a machetti in their bedroom" rhetorically. i would. heck i would buy me a gun if my house was recently burgalarized. he was protecting his family with the only weapon in his hands that he could legally own. what was anything wrong with that?

he didn't get shot in a bar, in a strip joint, in a club, walking late at night in a bad neighborhood. he was at home!

how could you not think of this as a tragedy? no, not because someone is dying but because that someone was doing EXACTLY what the law wanted him to do, his loved ones wanted him to do (stay out of trouble) and this happened. that is the tragedy. it's a tragedy because what kind of example does this set for newly rich athletes who come from bad neighborhoods? that "you can't escape your past." no matter how far you go or what you do?

atleast people who have a "crew" get to live...unrighteous life in the society's eyes. but they get to live. is that the lesson? that is the tragedy.

people like gibbs and especially williams wouldn't be crying for tank johnson, michael irvin, chris henry, the guy in tenn and many other athletes like they were crying for sean taylor.

Posted by: dealer | November 26, 2007 10:20 PM | Report abuse

chris larry, actually the only person who's acted with some class at this point from washington post is Jason La canfora.

i think everyone else including Cindy and tony are trying to cover up wilbon's mistake earlier today in the chat room.

i really hope snyder makes washington post pay for this.

jason has been on tv a couple of times and he was total class. even when CSN tried to ask him if the family was doing the right thing. he stayed classy.

Posted by: dealer | November 26, 2007 10:29 PM | Report abuse

When you live a life of drugs and guns and gangs you know the street laws!
When taylor pulled guns out on other street members then snitched to save his own butt he should have never entered Miami again and maintaining a house and family was just as stupid as his on the field play! His family lied about break in
All of you look like JACK BUTTS and should be ashamed that you dont put this much prayer into children that died today and are reported all over this News paper

Posted by: snitchespay | November 26, 2007 10:29 PM | Report abuse

Jason, it appears that you appeared on TV today and viewers perceived class in your conduct.
Thank you.

And thanks for your many posts today as well.

Praying for #21

Posted by: RedskinRay1 | November 26, 2007 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Man, how pathetic is ESPN? They start off OK, making Sean the lead story in their pre-game show. Chris Mortensen uses the word "grave" (which again, is pretty irresponsible), then they dont even bother to update the viewing audience or mention Sean on the halftime PTI show? What happened to the close fraternity of NFL players? A prior blogger was correct - had it been a Cowboys player, they wouldnt have stopped talking about it.

Posted by: rob10873 | November 26, 2007 10:41 PM | Report abuse

One last post before I go home and hope not to get a middle-of-the-night call...I'm not going to cover or apologize for Wilbon. He can clarify what he meant on his own terms. As for my comment on TV about keeping a machete by his bed, I meant that more in terms of wondering whether he feared that someone was out to get him. I think there had to be a deeper reason than just general protection.

Posted by: TheCindy | November 26, 2007 10:41 PM | Report abuse

snitchespay, how do you know we don't put this much prayer into children who are hurt? Because you didn't read us express it on a Redskins blog?

Posted by: sxpatr | November 26, 2007 10:45 PM | Report abuse

actually my dad kept a bayonet and a short sword between his mattress in suburban northern VA, and routinely wake up in the middle of the night and check all the locks with his sword in his tight whiteys....

but maybe he was just a paranoid vietnam vet....

but my guess, others have similar stories....

Posted by: chrislarry | November 26, 2007 10:49 PM | Report abuse

cl - That's scary! What if he bumped into something! I always bump into crap at night!

Posted by: kost52 | November 26, 2007 10:56 PM | Report abuse

Jason, man.....you're a stallion, dude. A straight-up, bona fide stallion.

If there's an award for blogging, you oughtta win it, buddy. You got me and a lot of other people through this day today, and you're owed a huge debt of gratitude. I know you were just doing your job, but there's DOING your job, and then there's DEFINING your job, and you wrote the job description today.

So, thank you. You oughtta get a raise for this, but I'm sure you'd settle for a recovered Sean Taylor, and that's what makes your reporting today special.

Let's all just keep the prayers going for Sean. Prayer does work. I know it first hand.

And ignore the idiots. Pity them, because they obviously hate themselves first.

Posted by: freakzilla | November 26, 2007 11:05 PM | Report abuse

Does anyone know if Taylor's numbers count against the cap next season if he doesn't come back?

Posted by: bababooey | November 26, 2007 11:06 PM | Report abuse

Fight on, fight on Sean.

Posted by: bflanagan | November 26, 2007 11:06 PM | Report abuse

cindy, i kept a 12 inch knife under my mattress in mclean, va. because our car was broken into. it makes no sense but that was my reaction. and with kids now i wish we had a dog and keep a non-mechanical weapon.

i'm not going to speculate as to why he would put his life and more importantly his baby's and his girlfriend's life in danger when he thought that someone was out to get him. and if he thought someone was out to get him why would he ONLY keep a machete/bring a knife to a gun fight?

Posted by: dealer | November 26, 2007 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Yep the soapbox just a got a little dustoff . . .

There are few people in the world who deserve this kind of tragedy. (In fact, I'm not a religious person really at all, but I try to approach life with the idea that even the worst most evil person deserves mercy and compassion.)

Here is a man who is clinging to life because he got shot in his own home in front of his child and the mother of his child. No one deserves that.

The whole stupid notion of a street code is archaic and medieval it makes me sick i.e. if you "snitch" or if you did "dishonored" someone you deserve pain and suffering. You know what that gets us? More hate, violence, pain and suffering. Yes it is awfully easy for me to say this sitting where I do and looking how I look. But I have to believe that basic decency and humanity are what get us through and when we abandon those for some notion of "tribal" allegiance or rivalry we're doomed as a society.

Nothing Sean Taylor ever did in his life is deserving of this. And none of us has the wisdom to even make the judgement that he did. If people's minds are so small that they can't get past petty hatreds or self righteous indignations to offer the man and his family some compassion then I feel sorry for them.

Yeah I know I'm being self righteous. And yeah I know you don't want my pity but you have it.

Posted by: sfskin | November 26, 2007 11:09 PM | Report abuse

And if y'all would join me now in the singing . . .

What the world needs now, is love sweet love. . . . la da dee da da . . .

hope the humor isn't badly timed . . .

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

I was at the Caps game tonight and there were more than a few Sean Taylor jerseys in the crowd. Kudos to those who honored the man. Of course, there were some Buffalo fans who thought it wise to ask, "is Sean Taylor dead yet?"

Stay classy, Buffalo. Hopefully the MPD dealt with you after you got tossed from VC. Prayers to Sean and his family for a full recovery. We know you're one tough SOB and can pull this one out.

Posted by: RightWinger9 | November 26, 2007 11:11 PM | Report abuse

I'm appalled at all the ugliness out there about this incident, but most especially from the "professional" Wilbon. I can understand if he feels that way - though I could never agree - because that's how he's been raised to feel.

But good God, man, you're a national journalist, show that you have decent enough judgment to hold your tongue while a man is on a hair between life and death.

The Post should consider some form of reprimand.

Posted by: sxpatr | November 26, 2007 11:15 PM | Report abuse

Fight on, fight on Sean.
Posted by: bflanagan | November 26, 2007 11:06 PM

Fight on, fight on
'til you have won
Number 21!

Posted by: js_edit | November 26, 2007 11:17 PM | Report abuse

To all the posters who keep some sort of weapon under their beds...Why did I think I was the only one? Good to know there's other paranoid folks out there like myself. I keep a mallet under my bed and a police baton in my car. If it makes you sleep better at night, I say do it! Just make sure you don't forget where you put it at in times of peril, that would really suck!!

Posted by: ga8085 | November 26, 2007 11:27 PM | Report abuse

Thanks to all you posters for making a horrible day in skins history a little more tollerable. Here's to waking up to great news tomorrow.
Hail to Sean Taylor!

Posted by: puttinforbird | November 26, 2007 11:31 PM | Report abuse

My weapon of choice is my big, black mutt. He's a total wimp and is an amazing member of our family but he looks and sounds very fierce.

Still praying for you Sean - hang in there.

Posted by: mmok | November 26, 2007 11:33 PM | Report abuse

mmok - My pup's pretty good when there are noises around the house, he has a nice loud bark and growl. But if there's a thunderstorm going on, he looking for somewhere to hide! haha

Posted by: kost52 | November 26, 2007 11:39 PM | Report abuse

Kost - i hear you! He's also deathly afraid of the vacuum cleaner.

Posted by: mmok | November 26, 2007 11:40 PM | Report abuse

Miami Herald seems to be reporting that...the phone lines were cut at his property. Assuming thats true, the said first emergency call attempt over landline failed, costing time as female later called with a cell phone.

This is sounding less and less like a robbery gone bad and more and more like a hit. I wish he had never gone home, wish he had asked his Dad for advice, some extra cruisers around the house or something. Shouldn't his security system have alarmed when/if the lines were cut?

Posted by: DownTownClown | November 26, 2007 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Just heard from a local radio station here in Miami that Sean has been sedated and that the next 24 hours are going to be crucial, upside is however that before being sedated Sean has responed to doctor's orders and at one point had opened his eyes. Two doctors have said that they are very excited about that! Keep fighting Sean! God bless you brother!

Posted by: Gltek01 | November 26, 2007 11:52 PM | Report abuse

the fact that he opened his eyes is news, good news. thanks gltek!

Posted by: dealer | November 26, 2007 11:54 PM | Report abuse

I saw something on espn (for the 2 seconds they covered it) that said he didn't have any alarm system in the house.

Wilbon has become the equivalent of a sports talk show host rather than a journalist....no professionalism whatsoever, and then to not even address it in the half time show was ridiculous.

The man was born in a rough neighborhood, and because he does some stupid stuff when he was younger, that means he is asking for it if some absolute SCUM come into his home and attack him and his family.

Sean Taylor deserves to be treated with the respect of someone who is FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE!

We love you Sean! Hang in there brother! Keep Fighting!!

Posted by: Jwolff03 | November 26, 2007 11:56 PM | Report abuse

What I dont get about Wilbon is when he's championing his cause for the minority (black) quarterback/athlete is how come he never defends or brings up the other minorities (i.e., asians, latino's, pacific islanders, etc.). From what I understand there aren't too many asian or latino coaches in the NFL either.

And let's not get into how he is always late for his monday chat session on the .com. He never apologizes for making fans and people who have put him where he is for the constant wait game.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | November 27, 2007 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Thanks for that update, Gltek01. Sounds like the doctors are encouraged by the fact he opened his eyes. Let's hope the news keeps getting better.

Posted by: js_edit | November 27, 2007 12:21 AM | Report abuse

Taylor is inspiation for us all! Redskin nation has been awesome today with so much support and we are helping Sean through this! We love you Sean, KEEP FIGHTING!!!!

Posted by: redryan400 | November 27, 2007 12:34 AM | Report abuse

I don't understand why everyone is bashing Wilbon. Yes, what he said might have been somewhat insensitive, but what he said was absolutely true. Nowhere did he say that Taylor deserved it, just that in the past, he has been involved with shady people, and that interaction may have caused this. That's all he said, and it's the truth.

Posted by: TheAman44 | November 27, 2007 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Ditto on everyone's compliments to Jasno. RI was consistently the place today with the most up to date news on this horrible situation. Thank you.
It puts another hard loss to the Bucs in real perspective. Praying for Sean's life and full recovery.

Posted by: MrDumberton | November 27, 2007 12:45 AM | Report abuse

I have no problem with Wilbon saying he wasn't surprised. No problem at all. But I think his comments about Taylor's character were outdated and he made it sound like he was talking about his current lifestyle. He should have a basis for making comments like that and, given that he's primarily an NBA guy now and Taylor rarely talks to the media, I'd say he was talking out of his SJK.

Posted by: LiberalMike | November 27, 2007 12:48 AM | Report abuse

All I am praying for is that Taylor is all right. That he lives and the injuries don't affect his quality of life (as a man, not an NFL playe. After that, of course, I sincerely hope he can play again.

All that said, if he can't get back on to the field (and, again, I hope to God he can), I want his name on the ring of honor. If Wayne Curry can be on there, we can make room for 21.

Posted by: LiberalMike | November 27, 2007 12:51 AM | Report abuse

I just read unconfirmed reports that the phone line to Taylor's house was cut.

This SCREAMS deliberate hit. Anybody confirm this story?

Posted by: eppard03 | November 27, 2007 1:49 AM | Report abuse

I never heard of Sean getting into trouble at the 'U' or in high school or prior to that.
He's no saint we all know that, but the thug lifestyle Wilbon speaks of makes it seem as if he was knocking old ladies in the head for their changepurses. He's a football player who missed some OTA's, skipped out on the Rookie symposium, got pulled over but didn't get convicted of DUI and got in a fight with someone who stole from him (maybe a gun was involved maybe it wasn't, who knows).
We need to reserve the thug label for career criminals. These false labels create and propetuate(sp) the de-humanization of people. Just like the other known labels (n-word, illegal alien, white trash, etc.).
Now Wilbon is entitled to his own opinion. My opinion of him has usually been good but today I was offended by his indifference. That indifference coupled with the repeated thug referrence, is the source of my problem with Wilbon.
I will now step off my soapbox and stop beating that dead horse and simply say: I hope Sean Taylor & his family all the best in these difficult times...

Posted by: priceisright | November 27, 2007 2:06 AM | Report abuse

I overheard some kid say that 21 was shot today and I rushed home and checked out the Post and redskins.com only to digest the horrible reality. I have been heartbroken all day and I can only hope and pray that Sean pulls through this. I really relate to Sean as I too led a troubled life but I am now in school and working towards my degree. Now I can only vomit as I sit and watch NFL Network report on how much Romo jerks off to Favre. NFL journalists have an OBLIGATION to follow this story and they are seriously ignoring Taylor and I BET it is due to his troubled past. Any time this situation has been brought up in the mainstream media they fail to mention the fact that he has matured into a wonderful teammate, fiance and father to a beautiful 18 month old baby girl. Better believe that Sean's father will have detectives hiding in crocodile ass to get the thugs that are responsible. By the way, we all need to vote for ST for the Pro Bowl...No matter what happens. See you all at the Dallas game...God bless and Hail to the Redskins.

Posted by: miller_time1979 | November 27, 2007 2:09 AM | Report abuse

Continuous prayers for healing.

Posted by: bangkokben | November 27, 2007 2:15 AM | Report abuse

I can't wait to hear the response at Fed Ex when/if Sean comes out of that tunnel next time (in pads or street clothes).

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | November 27, 2007 2:19 AM | Report abuse

Wilbon is WAAAY off the mark here. Blaming Sean for what happened is akin to blaming a rape victim because "she was asking for it". I think if, and hopefully when, Sean recovers, Wilbon will have just increased his mistrust of the media.

Hopefully Sean recovers and resumes a normal human life, like Kevin Everett seems to be doing. On top of that, hopefully Sean will be able to return to the field and resume his Pro Bowl form for the Skins. Also, hopefully he's able to report to Daddy Pedro and the police whoever it was who pulled this sh*t. The bastard cut his phone line and tried to assassinate him. I have a feeling even if the guy doesn't get arrested, retribution will be coming to him.... you don't f*ck with The Reaper.

All hail.

Posted by: PBL4 | November 27, 2007 2:20 AM | Report abuse

Sean, we love you, baby. Get right.

Posted by: PBL4 | November 27, 2007 2:26 AM | Report abuse

I was brought almost to tears when I heard what hapenned to Sean, I feel bad for him regarding his ordeal. I don't understand how can someone can harm someone so innocent. I will keep him in my prayers, I hope and pray that Sean makes it through his recovery and nothing else goes wrong. Please find the person that did this to him, and allow his family to know that whoever was responsible, justice will not be served.

Posted by: jrappeport | November 27, 2007 3:22 AM | Report abuse

Father please be with Sean in his time of need. let it be known that all things are possible trough you and that you have never come short of a miracle. Please bring peace and understanding to his family and so that his baby will be able to see her father grow old. Father, we know you will never leave him nor forsake him. So we ask that you to hold Sean in your hands, so that he will be healed. In your name....Amen


Sean our prayers and thoughts are on you bud.....Fight it we know you will

Posted by: usedepends84 | November 27, 2007 3:35 AM | Report abuse

Was hoping to wake up to good news. I will keep praying for Sean to survive.

Posted by: squashmo | November 27, 2007 5:49 AM | Report abuse

I don't know if this report is worth a damn or not, but WSVN in Miami is reporting that
he passed away last night.

http://www3.wsvn.com/

Posted by: js_edit | November 27, 2007 5:53 AM | Report abuse

Associated Press is reporting:
"Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor has died, says family friend Richard Sharpstein."

Posted by: peter_kaplan | November 27, 2007 5:53 AM | Report abuse

He has died guys. It was just reported.

Posted by: bienbo | November 27, 2007 5:54 AM | Report abuse

Hey Jason get your lazy butt out of bed...it's nearly 6AM we need some news! hahaha

Just kidding, you certainly deserve, and need a good solid night's sleep....so you are alert and we can ride you all day for news about Sean! hehehe

Oh and that first comment goes for you as well Sean!

Go!

Posted by: rbfett | November 27, 2007 5:57 AM | Report abuse

OH no! Oh man. I don't know what to say!

Sean RIP my brother...we all love you.

Posted by: rbfett | November 27, 2007 5:59 AM | Report abuse

I can't believe it.

Posted by: js_edit | November 27, 2007 6:03 AM | Report abuse

I will officially be crying all day.

And listen post if you plan on maintaining any respect from a life long reader of your paper...that has been very disappointed by your coverage of all of this....except for this blog.

As of this moment this story is not at the top of the front page...and at least today...it should be right at the top...and dominate the front page...at least for part of today.

Posted by: rbfett | November 27, 2007 6:07 AM | Report abuse

I am just devastated. I feel so much for his family. To think his little girl will grow up without her father is heartbreaking. From all that has been said by those close to him, his little girl meant the world to him. This is just terrible.

RIP Sean. RIP.

Posted by: tartanskin | November 27, 2007 7:40 AM | Report abuse

First of all who ever is sitting on this computer talking stupid about seans death you need to stop cause rather he was dealing with guns drugs or what ever have u he's aloud to change for the better.and yall be the main ones doing stough you don't have no buisness.That man is laying somewhere he don't have no buisness and left behind his mom dad,phionce and most imporantly his 18 mounth old daughter his family need support right now not criticism cause in the eyes of the lord all his sins are washed away us on the other hand we still have to worry.

to the taylor family and redskins my family and i would like to say how sorry we are our prayers and thoughts are with you guys and we cry for u.

Posted by: jaida02 | December 1, 2007 7:17 AM | Report abuse

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