Friday, November 30, 2007

It Was A Burglary After All

All week long police in Miami have said that it appeared to be the result of a botched burglary. Nonetheless, some people have speculated that maybe Taylor was targeted, that perhaps his "thuggish" lifestyle had caught up with him. To be honest, I had my doubts as well. After all, Taylor has had a few run-ins with the law over the last several years.

Well, I'm now prepared to admit that I'm more than a little ashamed about that.

Four suspects were arrested earlier today in Taylor's murder. And guess what? It turned out to be a botched burglary.

The suspects, ranging in age from 17-20, did not expect to find anyone in the house. After all, the Redskins had played the day before in Tampa and would be on their way back to DC.

Taylor, however, had been out for the last two weeks because of a knee injury. And probably since it was Thanksgiving weekend, he had decided to spend it at his Florida house close to his family. That decision ultimately proved to be a fatal one.

This is somewhat reminiscent of the whispers that followed the murder of Michael Jordan's father in 1993. There were quite a few people who speculated that Michael's love of gambling had pissed off the wrong people, and that they targeted James Jordan for that reason.

In the end in turned out that the two killers were nothing but a couple of young punks who came across the senior Jordan after he had pulled over to take a nap. They decided they wanted his $40,000 Lexus, so they shot him.

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