Sean Taylor and his family deserves so much better than this.
When the Washington Football team announced last week that they were retiring Sean Taylor’s No. 21 jersey on such short notice, many believed the move was a PR stunt to get attention away from the email scandal involving the team’s former president, Bruce Allen.
As it turns out, the entire ceremony was huge stunt after the it did not live up to expectations.
The road that was re-dedicated to honor Taylor was done so in front of some disgusting Porta-potties where his family lined up to take a picture. The sidelines tribute that people saw Jackson Mahomes dancing on was in the same are where the VIP’s stand. The halftime ceremony provided the fans with zero speeches and the owner didn’t even bother to dress up in respect for the family, rather showed up in a hoodie to greet them:
This is the third time in the Washington Football Team’s 89-year history a jersey number was retired, according to the team.
“I came into the NFL the same year as Sean Taylor and immediately his athletic ability, resilience, grit, and relentless work ethic set him apart. I and many others looked to him as a role model,” Washington Football Team president Jason Wright said in the release.
“The fact that he was tragically taken so early hurt our player community, but also our fans, coaches, and staff. We will continue to remember him and hold him up as an example of professionalism and excellence, and we will all strive to mirror his excellence in our own ways.”
Taylor was 24 years old when he was shot during an apparent burglary at his home in Miami, where he was rehabilitating after a knee injury. He would tragically lose his life the following day.
He and his girlfriend at the time were awakened by noise coming from the living room, so Taylor got up and locked the bedroom door. Unfortunately, it would be kicked in and two shots were fired. A bullet struck the femoral artery in Taylor’s leg, causing massive blood loss.
He had an 18-month-old daughter at the time of his death.
Four men were charged with felony first-degree murder in Taylor’s shooting death.