It was an emotional day Sunday for the Washington Redskins as they paid tribute to former teammate and friend, Sean Taylor.
Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post has the details of the emotional pregame ceremony.
Pedro Taylor made his way off the slippery turf at FedEx Field, the grass at the 50-yard line painted with a massive 21, the jersey number of his late son, Sean. The Washington Redskins’ game against the New York Giants had not yet begun yesterday, and everywhere Pedro Taylor turned there stood a well-wisher, someone with a hug, someone else with a handshake. As he ducked into a tunnel, finally out of a driving rain, he looked up at some fans who had just watched him stride to a microphone and address a stadium about his son, who had died from a gunshot wound one year and three days earlier.
- “Thank you!” Taylor yelled to the fans. “God bless you! Thank you!” More