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Sean Taylor - dead.
12 years ago  ::  Nov 27, 2007 - 6:10PM #11
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Lots of thugs in the NFL...not good
12 years ago  ::  Nov 27, 2007 - 6:46PM #12
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If Sean Taylor had a gun instead of a machette, he may still be alive and the coward who ambushed him may have seen his maker instead.

12 years ago  ::  Nov 27, 2007 - 6:53PM #13
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We will have to agree to disagee. I live in the Columbine High School district and have several Columbine moms as friends. You will never convince me that guns are the answer.
12 years ago  ::  Nov 27, 2007 - 8:41PM #14
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I am a die hard Broncos fan, as much die hard as the Yankees but still die hard. I was really aggervated 12/31/06 on how the Broncos as their playoff hopes in their hands and through it away at home verse San Fran.

I woke up and turned on the TV and saw the news, i went into instant shock. I found it so hard to believe how something so terrible could happen to such a young up in coming rising Defensive Back.

No body really knows 100% what really when on that night except for Javon Walker and other people who were actually there. We do know that D Will did the right thing and left the Safari Club when the fighting started to break out. The unfortunate part is that he waited until the fight started to leave, although who knew that a fight would break out. Its sad that someone felt that they had to bring in a gun into the picture and track down someone to justify something that D Will may have never had anything to do with.

What is also sad is that Damien Nash's death has seemed to have been pushed aside, forgotten, most likely cause he did not died a violent death like D Will did.

Its certainly is sad what happened to Sean Taylor. He was a great player who had already been to a Pro Bowl because of his ability on the field. As for his life off the field, it was not one of the best for most of his life. Friends and family had said that he turned his life around once his daughter was born. Unfortuately it took for his daughter to be born for him to realize he needed to get his life straight but atleast he realized it and began to turn around.

Like JonahFalcon, this does not seem like you ordinary robbery. As far as we know nothing was taken. A robber doesnt just go into a house looking to shoot someone and not take anything at all. That alone should raise question but then you bring up the fact that his house was broken into 8 days ago and a knife was left on his bed, it definately doesnt sound like a random act. Hopefully the "suspect" can be found and some justice can be done.

Roger Goodell, I feel, is a very good commish. I hope, and think he will, be able to put an end to the "bad image" the NFL is now starting to get because of the thugs. He's already shown he can put is foot down and leave it down like he did with Pacman Jones. Only time will tell though. With that being said...

RIP Sean Taylor...D Will...& Damien Nash

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12 years ago  ::  Nov 27, 2007 - 9:01PM #15
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Indians' Lara Hurt in Fatal Accident
CLEVELAND, Mon Nov 26, 05:43 PM

Cleveland Indians reliever Juan Lara, shown in this 2007 file photo, remained hospitalized in the Dominican Republic on Monday Nov. 26, 2007 with serious injuries sustained in a fatal accident that killed two people on a motorcycle. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Indians reliever Juan Lara remained hospitalized in critical condition Monday with a head injury sustained in an accident that killed two people on a motorcycle in the Dominican Republic.

Lara, who pitched in one game for Cleveland last season, was returning from a winter league game Saturday night in San Pedro de Macoris when the sports utility vehicle he was driving was hit by a motorcycle, killing both its rider and passenger.

The 26-year-old is breathing with help from a ventilator and has two fractured ribs, said Dashira Martinez, a spokeswoman for the Plaza de la Salud Hospital in Santo Domingo.

The Estrellas Orientales, Lara's winter league team, reported the pitcher also had a perforated lung and a blood clot from the head injury.

"The prognosis for Juan is day to day for the moment," team president Jose Mallen said. "The doctors say they have to see what develops with the blood clot. Otherwise they would have to operate on it."

Lara was stopped at an intersection when he was struck on the driver's side. He was pinned inside the vehicle. Lara's girlfriend was with him at the time. She's also in the hospital, but her injuries are not as serious as Lara's.

Indians pitcher Fausto Carmona was the first to report the accident to the Indians, team spokesman Bart Swain said.

"The only concern we have right now is Juan's overall health," Indians general manager Mark Shapiro said. "He and his family are in our thoughts and prayers as we continue to monitor his status."

Lara may need to be transported to the U.S. for surgery, Swain said.

The Indians sent Lino Diaz, director of Latin American Operations, to the Dominican Republic to check on Lara's condition. He was expected to arrive Monday night.

Lara, originally signed by the Indians in 1999, spent most of last season with Triple-A Buffalo. He was recalled from the minors on Sept. 4 and made his only appearance for the Indians two days later, working 1 1-3 innings against the Los Angeles Angels.

The left-hander pitched in nine games for the Indians in 2006. That year, Lara also pitched for Buffalo and Double-A Akron, compiling a 5-3 record before making his major league debut Sept. 8 against the Chicago White Sox.

Lara had seven scoreless outings for the Indians, who signed him out of their Dominican Academy in 1999. He is on the club's 40-man roster.


12 years ago  ::  Nov 27, 2007 - 9:36PM #16
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yeah the millions jeter owes in taxes doezn't tarnish his reputation in my eyes either
12 years ago  ::  Nov 27, 2007 - 11:13PM #17
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His child is who I really feel for.Taylor was a real low life thug .
12 years ago  ::  Nov 28, 2007 - 12:13AM #18
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Once the intial shock has passed, I am sure people will ask why he didn't have an alarm system in the House? If the house was burgarlized and a knife was left on the bed, did the police view that as a potential death threat, even if they did not, did they at least make an effort to patrol the area more often?

I really cannot imagine a pro athlete not having an alarm or some kind of security in their home. I don't understand why someone would choose a machete over a gun for home defense. Unless the police are witholding some evidence from the public, chances are whomever did this will never be caught.

12 years ago  ::  Nov 28, 2007 - 12:19AM #19
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it will go down as just another statistic.... but will get the spotlight b/c hes a pro athlete.
12 years ago  ::  Nov 28, 2007 - 1:37AM #20
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I will agree to disagree because you will never convince me leaving a society unarmed can properly defend themselves against people who do not follow laws like murder.

murderers do not care about gun laws like they do not care about murder laws. Guns do save lives too.

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