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Redskins | Taylor murder trial delayed

Wed, 10 Jun 2009 07:30:34 -0700

ESPN.com reports the trial date for four of the five men charged with the killing of former Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor has been postponed for a third time. The new date is Jan. 18, 2010, according to The Washington Post. The trial was scheduled to begin this month. "We don't think there will realistically be a trial before next spring," said Terry Chavez, the Miami-Dade state attorney's office spokesperson.

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NFL | Man want to end deal in S. Taylor case

Wed, 01 Apr 2009 14:24:52 -0700

The Associated Press reports Venjah Hunte, who pleaded guilty to avoid a possible life sentence in the killing of former Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor, is looking to back out of the deal, according to his attorney. Hunte would have served 29 years under the deal reached last May, in exchange for his cooperation with prosecutors. Hunte will appear in court Thursday, April 2, to ask for a new court-appointed lawyer.

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NFL | Man wants to end deal in S. Taylor case

Wed, 01 Apr 2009 14:24:52 -0700

The Associated Press reports Venjah Hunte, who pleaded guilty to avoid a possible life sentence in the killing of former Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor, is looking to back out of the deal, according to his attorney. Hunte would have served 29 years under the deal reached last May, in exchange for his cooperation with prosecutors. Hunte will appear in court Thursday, April 2, to ask for a new court-appointed lawyer.

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Redskins | S. Taylor to be inducted in Ring of Fame

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 15:32:59 -0800

ESPN.com reports former Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor will in inducted posthumously into the franchise's Ring of Fame before the Nov. 30 game. He will become the 43rd name on the Ring of Fame.

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Redskins | S. Taylor to be inducted in Ring of Fame

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 15:32:59 -0800

ESPN.com reports late Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor will in inducted posthumously into the franchise's Ring of Fame before the Nov. 30 game. He will become the 43rd name on the Ring of Fame.

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Redskins | S. Taylot to be inducted in Ring of Fame

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 15:32:18 -0800

ESPN.com reports former Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor will in inducted posthumously into the franchise's Ring of Fame before the Nov. 30 game. He will become the 43rd name on the Ring of Fame.

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NFL | Suspect in Taylor's murder pleads guilty

Thu, 15 May 2008 09:17:48 -0700

The Associated Press reports one of five suspects charged in the murder of former Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree murder and burglary Thursday, May 15. According to the plea agreement, Venjah Hunte will serve 29 years in prison and cooperate with prosecutors.

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NFL | Fifth suspect charged in Taylor's death

Wed, 14 May 2008 08:53:22 -0700

The Associated Press reports a fifth person has been charged in the murder of former Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor. 16-year-old Timothy Brown is charged with first-degree murder under a sealed warrant.

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Redskins | Taylor slaying suspects won't face death

Mon, 12 May 2008 07:43:26 -0700

ESPN.com reports the four men who are charged with first-degree murder and armed burglary of former Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor will not face the death penalty, according to multiple reports. Prosecutors in the case have waived the death penalty for Jason Scott Mitchell, Eric Rivera Jr., Venjah Hunte and Charles Wardlow, the Fort Myers News Press and the Naples Daily News reported Sunday, May 11. All four men, if convicted, face life in prison.

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NFL | Judge denies bail for suspect in S. Taylor's case

Fri, 25 Apr 2008 09:51:56 -0700

The Associated Press reports Judge Dennis Murphy denied the bail request Friday, April 25, made by Jason Mitchell. Mitchell and three others are charged with first-degree murder in the November shooting of former Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor. Murphy ruled that Mitchell was likely to flee prosecution and could commit more crimes if released.

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NFL | Judge threatens to jail cop in Taylor case

Fri, 28 Mar 2008 12:44:51 -0700

The Sporting News reports Judge Dennis Murphy gave Juan Segovia, a homicide detective investigating former Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor's death, until April 28 to finish his report, according to the Miami Herald. If the detective does not finish his report by April 28, the cop will go to jail. "If Mr. Segovia hasn't completed his report by then, I'll find a little space for him over at the Dade County Jail," Murphy said. "I hope someone can pass that on to him."

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Redskins | Trial of Taylor suspects postponed

Fri, 28 Mar 2008 08:46:27 -0700

The Associated Press reports a Miami judge has postponed the trial of four men accused in the slaying of Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor until Aug. 25. Defense attorneys and prosecutors said Friday, March 28, they weren't prepared for trial to begin April 7 as initially planned.

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NFL | Suspects release statements

Wed, 12 Mar 2008 12:50:03 -0700

The Associated Press reports three suspects involved in the shooting of former Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor released statements Wednesday, March 12. The alleged shooter told police he and the other suspects burned their clothes in an attempt to conceal the crime. Another suspect said he considered coming forward to authorities when he found out it was Taylor who had been shot.

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NFL | Rental car used in Taylor's death

Mon, 10 Mar 2008 10:24:46 -0700

The Associated Press reports a rented sports utility vehicle was involved in the November shooting of former Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor. Court documents released Monday, March 10, state the mother of a teenage girl rented a black Toyota Highlander, thinking the girl and her friend planned to attend a football game in Orlando, Fla. The mother told officials she did not know the girls would allow young men they knew to use the vehicle. The daughter confirmed Charles Wardlow and Eric Rivera as the men who drove the vehicle. Wardlow, Rivera and two other men were charged with the murder of Taylor.

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Redskins | Taylor autopsy released

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 14:36:19 -0800

The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor died of a gunshot wound, according to an autopsy released Thursday, Feb. 7. The report notes a bullet perforated the soft tissues and muscles of the right groin and the right femoral artery, a major pathway for blood.

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Redskins | Taylor selected to AP NFL All-Pro second team

Wed, 09 Jan 2008 14:00:00 -0800

The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor has been named to the Associated Press 2007 NFL All-Pro second team.

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Redskins | Taylor murder weapon tossed into Everglades

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 07:53:12 -0800

The Associated Press reports the gun that killed Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor was placed in a sock and thrown into the Everglades, according to an attorney of one of the suspects. Attorney Michael Hornung said Friday, Dec. 21, that his client, Venjah Hunte, is cooperating with prosecutors in hopes of a plea deal and wants to help find the murder weapon. Hornung said Hunte has told prosecutors that one of his co-defendants got out of the car on the highway known as Alligator Alley in the eastern part of the Everglades. Another defendant put the gun in a sock and threw it about 20 yards onto the side of the road, according to Hornung. The four suspects have filed not guilty pleas to first-degree felony murder and armed burglary charges and are being held without bond. They are due in court for arraignment Friday, Dec. 21.

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Redskins | S. Taylor selected to 2008 Pro Bowl

Tue, 18 Dec 2007 14:20:06 -0800

NFL.com reports deceased Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor has been selected to the 2008 Pro Bowl.

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Redskins | Gunman in Taylor's killing wants plea deal

Wed, 05 Dec 2007 20:54:59 -0800

The Associated Press reports 17-year-old Eric Rivera, the accused gunman in the killing of Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor, wants to work with prosecutors to resolve the case. Sawyer Smith, one of Rivera's attorneys, said, "When the State Attorney's Office is ready, we would like to sit down and begin discussion with them so we can move towards a resolution in the case that has the best interest of all parties in mind. We want to minimize the impact of case resolution on the Taylor family and find a result that's in the best interest of justice." Smith added, "Plea negotiations are typical in criminal cases. However, we don't know when or if that will occur."

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Redskins | Grand jury identifies gunman in Taylor's death

Tue, 04 Dec 2007 20:54:13 -0800

The Associated Press reports a Miami-Dade grand jury identified 17-year-old Eric Rivera as the gunman in the death of Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor. Rivera and his three co-defendants were indicted by the grand jury on charges of first-degree felony murder and armed burglary. Charles Wardlow, Jason Mitchell and Venjah Hunte were ordered held without bail during brief court appearances via a videoconference. The three will remain at the jail under suicide watch. Rivera will make a court appearance Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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Redskins | Team honors S. Taylor during Week 13

Sun, 02 Dec 2007 16:47:50 -0800

The Associated Press reports the Washington Redskins honored S Sean Taylor during the team's Week 13 game, five days after he died from a gunshot wound. When the team's defense first took the field, they opened with just 10 players on the field and Taylor's safety position vacant.

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Redskins | Three charged with murder in Taylor's death

Sat, 01 Dec 2007 10:02:41 -0800

The Associated Press reports three suspects charged in the shooting death of Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor appeared in court by videoconference Saturday, Dec. 1. Authorities and one of their lawyers said that at least some of them have confessed. Charles Wardlow, Eric Rivera and Venjah Hunte were denied bond in Fort Myers, Fla. All are charged with unpremeditated murder in Taylor's death. A fourth suspect, Jason Mitchell, was arrested but has not been charged with any crime and did not appear in court.

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Redskins | Four arrested in shooting death of Taylor

Fri, 30 Nov 2007 19:33:01 -0800

ESPN.com reports the Miami-Dade Police Department arrested four people Friday, Nov. 30, in connection with the shooting death of Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor. Police spokeswoman Linda O'Brien identified the men and said the charges for each had not yet been determined, but "we are talking murder and burglary." The four men were arrested in southwest Florida, about 100 miles from Miami. They will be booked into the Lee County Jail and eventually will be returned to Miami.

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Redskins | Rolle says S. Taylor had many enemies in Miami

Wed, 28 Nov 2007 20:16:48 -0800

The Associated Press reports Arizona Cardinals CB Antrel Rolle said he believes the killing of Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor was not part of a burglary, and that Taylor had many enemies on the streets of Miami. Rolle said, "This was not the first incident. They've been targeting him for three years now." Rolle said many former "friends" had it in for Taylor. "He really didn't say too much, but I know he lived his life pretty much scared every day of his life when he was down in Miami because those people were targeting him. At least, he's got peace now."

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Redskins | S. Taylor dies

Tue, 27 Nov 2007 04:13:01 -0800

The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor (groin) died Tuesday, Nov. 27, after getting shot in his home. He was 24 years old. Family friend Richard Sharpstein said Taylor's father told him the news around 5:30 a.m. EST. "His father called and said he was with Christ and he cried and thanked me. It's a tremendously sad and unnecessary event. He was a wonderful, humble, talented young man, and had a huge life in front of him. Obviously God had other plans," Sharpstein added. Doctors were encouraged late Monday, Nov. 26, when he squeezed a nurse's hand, but Sharpstein said he was told Taylor never regained consciousness after being taken to the hospital and was not sure how he had squeezed the nurse's hand. KFFL sends their condolences to his family and friends.

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Redskins | More on Taylor

Mon, 26 Nov 2007 15:31:21 -0800

Updating an ongoing story, Local10.com reports Lt. Nancy Perez said Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor (lower body) was shot in his lower extremities during an incident Monday, Nov. 26. Taylor was shot twice during the incident, according to a source close to the family. Investigators are interviewing several people to determine what happened at Taylor's home.

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Redskins | Update on Taylor

Mon, 26 Nov 2007 12:33:17 -0800

Updating a previous report, Kirk Semple and Anahad O'Connor, of the New York Times, reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor (undisclosed) was shot by an intruder early morning Monday, Nov. 26. According to police officials, it appears Taylor was a victim of an attempted robbery. He was flown to Jackson Memorial hospital and underwent emergency surgery and was listed in critical condition. A hospital spokeswoman said Taylor's father requests the details of his condition not be released. Several TV stations have reported that Taylor was shot in his femoral artery at least once. In an interview with a Virginia television station, RB Clinton Portis said Taylor is in grave condition. "I've been told he lost a lot of blood, and he's fighting to hang on. So pray for him, and hopefully he keeps fighting," Portis said.

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Redskins | Taylor injury update

Mon, 26 Nov 2007 07:54:54 -0800

Updating a previous item, ESPN reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor is in critical condition after he was shot in the groin at his Florida home.

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Redskins | S. Taylor reportedly shot at home

Mon, 26 Nov 2007 07:36:48 -0800

The Associated Press reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor was the victim of a shooting at his Florida home, according to a statement released by the team Monday, Nov. 26. The brief statement from the team said Taylor was undergoing treatment at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and that Miami-Dade County police were investigating the incident. Taylor's family has asked that no information about his condition be released at this time, according to a hospital spokeswoman.

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Redskins | Week 12 Inactives

Sun, 25 Nov 2007 09:24:19 -0800

The Washington Redskins have declared CB David Macklin, WR James Thrash, QB Mark Brunell, FB Mike Sellers, OG Randy Thomas, DL Ryan Boschetti, FS Sean Taylor, OG Todd Wade inactive for Week 12.

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Redskins | Week 12 Inactives

Sun, 25 Nov 2007 09:23:54 -0800

The Washington Redskins have declared CB David Macklin, WR James Thrash, QB Mark Brunell, FB Mike Sellers, OG Randy Thomas, DL Ryan Boschetti, FS Sean Taylor, OG Todd Wade inactive for Week 12.

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Redskins | Taylor out Week 12

Fri, 23 Nov 2007 13:21:13 -0800

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor (knee) did not practice Friday, Nov. 23, and is out for Week 12.

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Redskins | Taylor misses practice Thursday

Thu, 22 Nov 2007 11:49:38 -0800

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 22, and is not expected to play in Week 12.

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Redskins | Taylor does not practice Wednesday

Wed, 21 Nov 2007 15:14:12 -0800

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 21.

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Redskins | Taylor doubtful Week 12

Mon, 19 Nov 2007 14:46:21 -0800

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor (knee) did not play Week 11 and is considered doubtful for Week 12.

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Redskins | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 18 Nov 2007 12:37:37 -0800

The Washington Redskins have declared CB David Macklin, WR James Thrash, OT Kevin Sampson, QB Mark Brunell, OG Randy Thomas, OG Rick DeMulling, DL Ryan Boschetti, FS Sean Taylor inactive for Week 11.

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Redskins | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 18 Nov 2007 12:22:14 -0800

The Washington Redskins have declared CB David Macklin, WR James Thrash, OT Kevin Sampson, QB Mark Brunell, OG Randy Thomas, OG Rick DeMulling, DL Ryan Boschetti, FS Sean Taylor inactive for Week 11.

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Redskins | Taylor out for Week 11

Fri, 16 Nov 2007 13:23:37 -0800

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 16. He is listed as out for Week 11.

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Redskins | Taylor misses practice Wednesday

Wed, 14 Nov 2007 20:05:58 -0800

Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor (knee) missed the team's practice Wednesday, Nov. 14, and is out for Week 11.

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Redskins | Taylor out at least two weeks

Mon, 12 Nov 2007 15:30:38 -0800

Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor (knee) suffered a Grade II sprain of his right knee during the team's Week 10 game and will miss at least two weeks.

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Redskins | Taylor injured Week 10

Sun, 11 Nov 2007 14:11:51 -0800

NFL.com reports Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor (undisclosed) left the team's Week 10 game with an undisclosed injury. He walked to the team's locker room and did not return.

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Redskins | Taylor practices Friday

Fri, 05 Oct 2007 13:22:31 -0700

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor (hamstring) participated in practice Friday, Oct. 5. Taylor is listed as probable and is expected to play during Week 5.

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Redskins | Taylor practices Thursday

Thu, 04 Oct 2007 12:18:28 -0700

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor (hamstring) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 4.

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Redskins | Taylor limited in practice Wednesday

Wed, 03 Oct 2007 14:52:35 -0700

Ryan O'Halloran, of The Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.

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Redskins | Taylor limited in practice Monday

Mon, 01 Oct 2007 17:16:46 -0700

Ryan O'Halloran, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor (hamstring) was limited in practice Monday, Oct. 1.

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Redskins | S. Taylor injured Week 3, returns to game

Sun, 23 Sep 2007 16:54:10 -0700

NFL.com reports Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor (leg) left the team's Week 3 game with an apparent leg injury. He was able to return to the game.

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Redskins | Taylor worked on diet, game film

Fri, 17 Aug 2007 11:21:23 -0700

Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports Washington Redskins S Sean Taylor said he has prepared for the 2007 season by improving his diet and spending more time reviewing game film. Taylor is listed by the team as weighing 212 pounds, but Taylor said he is at 225.

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Redskins | Team wants Taylor, Landry to create bond on defense

Wed, 01 Aug 2007 11:37:11 -0700

Howard Bryant, of the Washington Post, reports it appears the Washington Redskins want rookie S LaRon Landry and FS Sean Taylor to create a bond on defense by working together. Landry was paired with Taylor on drills featuring the first-team defense during practice Tuesday, July 31. The safety tandem were also paired together when second-team lineman and linebackers were on the field.

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Redskins | Taylor happy with contract

Wed, 16 May 2007 13:05:59 -0700

Updating a previous report, David Elfin, of the Washington Times, reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor said he is happy with his contract and that is not why he did not show up to team activities. "I'm definitely happy. I have a seven-year contract. I've played three years of that contract, and I'm fine. That's never an issue. ... I [just] got a little tied up [last week] and had to go to my little girl's birthday party and stuff like that. I had fun out there at practice today. I had to catch up from last week," Taylor said.

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Redskins | Taylor joins team

Tue, 15 May 2007 14:17:27 -0700

Gary Fitzgerald, of Redskins.com, reports Washington Redskins FS Sean Taylor arrived at Redskins Park Tuesday, May 15, to participate in the team's offseason activities.

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