Sean Taylor was the No. 5 NFL draft pick in 2004 and played with the Washington Redskins until he was murdered in 2007.
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Sean Taylor (born April 1, 1983) was a football star in high school and at the University of Miami. In 2004, he was the NFL's No. 5 draft pick, joining the Washington Redskins. While playing professionally, Taylor was repeatedly punished by the league for his rebellious streak, having spit in the face of another football player during a playoff game. He was later murdered in his Miami home in 2007.
Athlete and Washington Redskins football star Sean Michael Taylor was born on April 1, 1983, in Miami, Florida. He was the son of Pedro Taylor, chief of police in Florida City, and Donna Junor. At the age of 3, his parents divorced. He was primarily raised by his father and stepmother, Josephine Taylor, in the Richmond Heights area of Miami-Dade County. Taylor played high school football at Gulliver Preparatory School, playing running back on offense and defensive back and linebacker on defense. He helped Gulliver win the Florida Class 2A State Championship in 2000. He also played college football at the University of Miami, where he was an All-American in 2003.
NFL Career and Legal Issues
Since he was drafted as the No. 5 overall pick in 2004, Taylor found himself in various trouble, both on and off the field. Straight away, Taylor was fined $25,000 for skipping a mandatory rookie symposium shortly after he was drafted.
In 2005, Taylor was accused of brandishing a gun at a man and repeatedly hitting him during a fight that broke out after Taylor and some friends went looking for the people who had allegedly stolen his all-terrain vehicles. Taylor pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to 18 months probation. He was also...