A Sports Lover's Thoughts
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Another tragedy has struck the NFL family. Safety Sean Taylor passed away at 3:30 Tuesday morning from injuries suffered during a shooting the night before, at the ripe old age of 24. His passing has already caused some controversy, both on the NFLSpot forums and many other places in the cyberworld. I do not write this just because he was a football player. In writing this, I mean no disrespect to the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform. I write this only because I am hurting right now. I write to try and make some kind of sense out of something so senseless.

Admittedly, as a Ravens fan, I didn't get to see Sean play much, nor did I get to know him very well. I did get to see him play the last two years during the pre-season Battle of the Beltways game and I was always impressed with his speed and his ability to get to the ball. I can only wonder now what he could have been with more experience under his belt.

Was the home invasion premeditated? Did his past catch up with him? Those questions will probably be answered in time. I'm sure the theorists and naysayers will continue to have their say. I hope the truth can be found.

Regardless, a baby girl has lost her daddy. A lady has lost her love. A father has lost a son. A team has lost a mate and friend.

When Willis McGahee was asked by NFL.com for his reaction he said the following, "Sean was a great player, but more importantly a special person. When a senseless tragedy like this happens close to home, it really makes you think about the people in your life. This is much bigger than football; life is precious and you are reminded of that every day. I know he is in a better place, and my prayers are with his family."

R.I.P. Sean. You will be missed by many.

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