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Wow, that is horrible. Nobody should compare him to Pacman. Nobody is in a wheelchair because of Sean Taylor. From what I have heard, Sean Taylor has changed, while it appears Pacman Jones will not change any time soon. The only way I think a person MIGHT deserve being killed, is if they killed somebody first, for a reason other than self-defense. This wasn't the case with Sean, so I cannot believe the way some people are reacting. There is not one of you who hasn't made a mistake before. That doesn't mean you all deserve to die like this. Nobody does. My prayers go out to Sean's family, teammates, and anyone else he was close to.

To reiterate one more time, since I know certain people here love to take stuff out of context -- I'm not saying Sean Taylor deserved to die. I'm saying that some of his poor life choices may have led to this final outcome. Regardless of your feelings towards the situation, that's a fact you cannot dispute.

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Why does anyone feel the need to scold him or his choices after he's dead? I don't get that. He wasn't going to apologize to you before, and he certainly can't now. The moralizing seems a bit caustic.

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I just hope all of these "let's wait for the details people" feel like the biggest a**holes in the world right now. They deserve it...

Again, Unwind said it best. Why? All the details still aren't out.

There is not one of you who hasn't made a mistake before. That doesn't mean you all deserve to die like this.

Most people's mistakes don't involve guns or violence. Mine sure haven't.

Again, to my knowledge nobody has stated in this thread that Sean Taylor deserves to die. I certainly didn't. What Unwind and I are saying is that given his past, it's reasonable to question the circumstances of what happened--and it's okay to be less than heartbroken over his death. Partly because he's a complete stranger, and partly because it's possible he may have made his own bed. Live by the gun, die by the gun, you know? As somebody said earlier, it's a form of natural selection.

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Why does anyone feel the need to scold him or his choices after he's dead? I don't get that. He wasn't going to apologize to you before, and he certainly can't now. The moralizing seems a bit caustic.

Who's scolding or moralizing? I personally don't care what he did in his life. It was his business, and his choices. Doesn't change my life one bit. I'm simply trying to use the facts available to us in order to rationalize and explain the circumstances surrounding his death.

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This is definelty a horrible, untimely death. Ive seen him play a few times, and I thought he had some raw talent. I say that meaning I thought that in due time he would blossom into one of the most talented backs in the entire league. He was fun to watch, and excellent hitter with a keen eye for where the pass was going and he was capable of sneaking up behind you and either picking off a pass or jacking you up with a devastating, NFL Blitz like tackle. He will be greatly missed and my condolences go out to his family, friends, and the Redskins organization.

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Sad.

...and you pick a real nice time to blast others, illwauk, you scumbag.

Just because others questioned the circumstances surrounding the death doesn't mean they are are assh*les.

You need to smarten up, chico.

Notice that I didn't actually say "you're an a**hole" to anyone. I simply wished that they would feel that way about themselves, since they deserved it. Obviously I stuck a nerve with you, in which case, mission accomplished.

If this was Brett Favre, or Peyton Manning, or anyone who's viewed as a "good guy" by the media, I can promise that no one would be on some "what'd he do to make them mad?" bull s**t. Sorry, but I don't buy the notion that just because the MEDIA had portrayed this man in a less than negative light that his personal life has to come into question.

Then, there's the politics of those who are calling his life into question. Most (if not all) are the type to call a woman a "murderer" for ending a potential life, yet see nothing wrong with devaluing the existing life of a man who had his cut way too short. That's just the kind of thing to set my hypocrite alarm into overdrive.

Yes, I know I'm getting a little personal, but as someone who grew up seeing way too many lives cut short, I can't justify anyone seeing what happened to Sean Taylor as anything but a tragedy.

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If this was Brett Favre, or Peyton Manning, or anyone who's viewed as a "good guy" by the media, I can promise that no one would be on some "what'd he do to make them mad?" bull s**t. Sorry, but I don't buy the notion that just because the MEDIA had portrayed this man in a less than negative light that his personal life has to come into question.

If Grandma had balls, she'd be Grandpa. This isn't Brett Favre or Peyton Manning, or Marvin Harrison for that matter (because someone brought him up earlier, and also to quash any talk of racism before it starts). This stuff doesn't happen to guys like that who keep their nose clean. And it's not the MEDIA that's portrayed Taylor negatively, it's his rap sheet. Should the media not have reported his transgressions?

I can't believe how often you completely miss the mark, Illwauk.

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Sorry, but I don't buy the notion that just because the MEDIA had portrayed this man in a less than negative light that his personal life has to come into question.

So...it's the media's fault he was charged with a DUI? It's the media's fault he was charged with armed assault? It's the media's fault he spit in Michael Pittman's face during an NFL game?

Give me a break.

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Sorry, but I don't buy the notion that just because the MEDIA had portrayed this man in a less than negative light that his personal life has to come into question.

So...it's the media's fault he was charged with a DUI? It's the media's fault he was charged with armed assault? It's the media's fault he spit in Michael Pittman's face during an NFL game?

Give me a break.

Not to mention that someone at some point was annoyed enough to spray his SUV with automatic weapons fire. Look, nobody said he deserved what happened. It's a simple fact that choices a person makes work out one way or the other later in life. As I said, he deserves a lot of credit for the turnaround people saw in him recently. That doesn't change the fact that before then he exactly wasn't an angel.

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Wow, that is horrible. Nobody should compare him to Pacman. Nobody is in a wheelchair because of Sean Taylor. From what I have heard, Sean Taylor has changed, while it appears Pacman Jones will not change any time soon. The only way I think a person MIGHT deserve being killed, is if they killed somebody first, for a reason other than self-defense. This wasn't the case with Sean, so I cannot believe the way some people are reacting. There is not one of you who hasn't made a mistake before. That doesn't mean you all deserve to die like this. Nobody does. My prayers go out to Sean's family, teammates, and anyone else he was close to.

To reiterate one more time, since I know certain people here love to take stuff out of context -- I'm not saying Sean Taylor deserved to die. I'm saying that some of his poor life choices may have led to this final outcome. Regardless of your feelings towards the situation, that's a fact you cannot dispute.

Sorry if it came across that way, but that wasn't really directed at you. I was just saying there were a few who seemed to me to feel that way. They had not a bit of sympathy just because he has gotten into trouble. Again, sorry if you felt like I was targeting you, but I wasn't. I agree, it very well could be payback for some of his past decisions, but I still feel bad for him, because this seems worse than anything he did wrong, as far as I know.

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As bad as someone's past may have been, it shouldn't be enough, and it will never be enough to warrant a death like this. This is truly sad, especially since it seemed like he was turning hs life around with the birth of his daughter and the formation of his family. It's truly sad. Sad to see a man shot down in the prime of his life for something as senseless as payback, and it's sad to see another family with the absence of a biological father. Just a sad story all around. RIP Sean Taylor.

And to echo what PISTONS said, Sean Taylor isn't the reason why someone's in a wheelchair right now. Looking at the details of his past, maybe he was just making the wrong people mad. Once again, a man's past shouldn't warrant his death. Everybody should have the chance to make a change in their life, especially in their 20s. Unfortunately this guy won't, and that, along him not being able to be there with his family anymore, makes this a sad tragedy.

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Wow. I simply cannot put into words just how shocked I am. I guess all I can do is post my two strongest memories of Taylor

HUGE Sean Taylor hit

I was at the Pro Bowl, about ten rows up, I SWEAR I could feel that hit it was so hard.

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Him and Clinton Portis went flashy by wearing socks that weren't exactly to Redskins uniform standards. One of the reasons why I collectively like the Redskins as a team. Many members of the team want to leave a lasting impression on the field, yet it's mostly innocent. Unfortunately Sean's off the field life caught up with him, right as it seemed he was beginning to leave that life in the past. RIP Sean.

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im shocked by some people's reaction to a man who was stuggling with life. Now his family has lost one of its own and im truly saddened by the passing of this great man who had all the opportunity in the world.

RIP Sean Maurice Michael Taylor

1983-2007

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RIP Sean, you will be missed by your family, and the Redskins family. Gone way too soon. Sean Taylor was just starting to realize his potential in this world, on and off the football field. a true leader and family man. you people who criticize what he did in his life fail to remember that he was only 24, and everyone has done stupid things as a kid, and he was turning his life around, something Mike Vick failed to do, and is still rewarded with life. Seans mistakes were magnified because of his celebrity and when he got famous, people wanted what was his. this was a life that was taken way too soon. i feel for his daughter, and his fiancee, they are left without a great man. We will never forget you Sean.

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The tragedy in this is that a man who has seemingly changed his life, become more mature, becoming a good man, may have had the ghosts of his past come back to him.

That is what makes this all the more sad. That's all i was trying to get across.

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Some here have the opinion that Taylor was living..or had a thug lifestyle. everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But no human being deserves to be shot down in cold blood in their own home. I feel bad for his family, friends and his team mates. I hope they find the coward who commited this crime. That person is the REAL thug in this case.

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I'm not going to take either side of the "Was he a good person" argument. All that I know was that he was a great player who always hustled and always gave 110%. Being that I am a Giants fan, it is exceedingly difficult for me to compliment a Redskin, but this man was a great player with a bright future and it's always a shame to see someone leave this Earth at such a young age. R.I.P. #21, I hope you're still landing big tackles afterlife.

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I'm honestly torn about this. On one hand, he was one of the top safeties in the NFL, a father, and a Redskin. But on the other hand, I can't feel sorry for a man who led such a thuggish lifestyle, and almost had this coming to him with the whole ATV incdent. So I don't know. Of course, I'm also wondering about the rest of the season for the 'Skins. Are they going to collaspe under this like the Falcons did with Vick, or are they going to use this as a motivational tool to get to the postseason?

P.S. Some kid on Facebook thinks that his number should be retired. My fellow peers have lost all respect with me.

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