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SEAN TAYLOR, R.I.P.

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A bad year for the Miami Hurricanes gets far, far worse: Sean Taylor, dominant safety for the Hurricanes and first round pick in the 2004 draft, has died in a Miami hospital after being shot in the leg during a break-in at his home this past Monday.

Taylor's death from a leg injury is not as freakish as it might seem. The bullet struck the femoral artery, tearing it and causing unstoppable bleeding that left Taylor unconscious at the scene.

Miami police said Taylor was struck by the bullet in the femoral artery, causing a significant blood loss that Sharpstein told the Post "could not really be stopped, only curbed a bit."

"Seemed like a lot of hope after he responded to the doctor's command, but he lost of a lot of blood," Taylor family friend Donald Walker told the Post.

Condolences to Taylor's family.