Sean Taylor, Washington Redskins safety, remembered 5 years after his death

9:28 AM, Nov 28, 2012   |    comments
Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis carries out a flag with the number of former safety Sean Taylor during the ring of fame ceremony for Taylor, back in November of 2008. Taylor had been killed during a robbery one year earlier.
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- On November 27, 2007, Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor died after being shot in his Florida home. He was in a coma for a day before succumbing to his injury.

Five people are accused of killing Taylor during a robbery in his Miami-Dade County home in 2007. Four people pleaded not guilty and face a possible life sentence if they are convicted. A fifth person pleaded guilty to murder and burglary.

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Sean Taylor played with the Redskins from 2004 to 2007. This month, Sean Taylor was honored as one of the 80 Greatest Redskins of All-Time. 

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His teammates called him "Meast" because his hits made them think he was "half man and half beast." College and Redskins teammate Clinton Portis likened Taylor to a Superman in an interview about #21 this summer. 

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