Remembering Sean Taylor
On this day in 2007, Redskins safety Sean Taylor died after being shot by an intruder in his Miami home. Just 24, Taylor was recovering from an injury at home with his girlfriend and 18-month-old daughter. The news shocked and devastated the sports world. More than 3,000 people, including his Redskins teammates and many of his former University of Miami teammates, attended the funeral. He was posthumously voted to the 2007 Pro Bowl and was inducted into the Redskins Ring of Fame in November of 2008.
Eric Rivera Jr., the alleged gunman, was convicted of second-degree murder and armed burglary earlier this month and is currently awaiting sentencing. Four other men were also charged in the case and three will be tried later.