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Man Convicted in Slaying of Redskins Star

Eric Rivera Jr. was 17 at time of burglary gone wrong

(Newser) - A South Florida jury has convicted a 23-year-old man of second-degree murder in the 2007 killing of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a botched home burglary. The jury reached its verdict after deliberating about 16 hours over several days in the case of Eric Rivera Jr. They also found... More »

Gibbs Blindsides 'Skins, Resigns

Hall of Famer unexpectedly retires again after team's unlikely playoff run

(Newser) - Joe Gibbs is retiring again, stepping down as both coach and president of the Washington Redskins, the team he’s spent a total of 16 years leading, the Washington Post reports. Gibbs will stay with the team somehow, perhaps as a consultant to owner Dan Snyder. No announcement of a... More »

'Skins End Season of Loss in Playoffs

Grieving team stuck together to make improbable rebound

(Newser) - After dropping four games in a row and losing murdered teammate Sean Taylor, the Washington Redskins looked all but done for the season. Starting QB Jason Campbell was injured, other players were distracted by family issues, and coach Joe Gibbs made a rookie-level slipup that cost his team a game.... More »

Pro Bowl Lineup Includes Taylor

Murdered Redskins safety posthumously selected as starter

(Newser) - Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, killed last month in a home invasion, has been elected to the Pro Bowl for the second straight year as free safety. The posthumous honor isn't merely a tribute: In the nine games before he died, Taylor had 42 tackles, a forced fumble, and a... More »

Suspected Taylor Shooter, 17, Charged as Adult

Allegedly fired fatal shot in botched burglary

(Newser) - The youngest of four suspects in the murder of NFL star Sean Taylor is alleged to have fired the fatal shot, CNN reports, and has been indicted as an adult though he's just 17. Eric Rivera Jr. appeared in a Miami court today on charges of first-degree felony murder and... More »

3,000 Bid Farewell to Taylor

Mourners decry gun violence at football star's funeral

(Newser) - Friends, family, and teammates paid final respects to Sean Taylor today at the slain football star’s funeral, the Miami Herald reports. About 3,000 people crowded FIU’s Pharmed Arena, including dozens of current and former NFL players, O.J. Simpson among them. In his eulogy, Jesse Jackson looked... More »

Cops Hold 3 in Taylor Murder

Police suspect incident was botched burglary

(Newser) - Miami police are questioning three men, including two teenagers, in the shooting death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, the Miami Herald reports. Police say the suspects were trying to rob Taylor's house and did not expect him to be there. Taylor died Tuesday after being shot in his Miami-area... More »

Ex-Teammate Claims Taylor Was Targeted

'He lived his life pretty much scared every day,' says childhood pal

(Newser) - Sean Taylor's death this week wasn't the result of a robbery gone horribly wrong, says Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antrel Rolle, a childhood friend and college teammate. "They've been targeting him for three years now," Rolle said, referring to "jealous, angry" ex-friends from whom Taylor had been distancing... More »

Redskins Player Dies a Day After Being Shot

Sean Taylor, 24, never recovered from wounds in apparent break-in

(Newser) - Washington Redskins player Sean Taylor died this morning a day after being shot in his Miami home, the Washington Post reports. "He did not make it through the night," said his attorney. Taylor, 24, was shot in the leg yesterday in an apparent home invasion, and the bullet... More »

Redskins Star Critical After Shooting

Pro Bowl safety Taylor wounded in incident at Miami home

(Newser) - Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor is in critical condition after being shot by an intruder at his Miami home and airlifted to the hospital early today, the Miami Herald reports. Taylor, 24, a 2004 first-round draft pick from the University of Miami, has been out of commission with a sprained... More »

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