Sean Taylor’s youthful brother mentioned he was additionally given short notice about the Washington Football Team’s jersey retirement ceremony for the late defensive again who was killed in 2007.

Washington introduced on Thursday that Taylor’s No. 21 will probably be retired through the crew’s recreation towards the Kansas City Chiefs. The transfer drew scrutiny from followers as being too short notice whereas some even noticed the announcement as a PR transfer because the group was as soon as once more linked to wrongdoing from former crew president Bruce Allen.

Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor raises his hand to acknowledge fans after the Redskins defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia in this January 1, 2006 file photograph. Taylor, who was shot and killed at his Florida residence on November 26, 2007, was elected as a starting player to the NFL Pro Bowl posthumously on December 18, 2007.

Washington Redskins security Sean Taylor raises his hand to acknowledge followers after the Redskins defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia on this January 1, 2006 file {photograph}. Taylor, who was shot and killed at his Florida residence on November 26, 2007, was elected as a beginning participant to the NFL Pro Bowl posthumously on December 18, 2007.
(REUTERS/Tim Shaffer/Files)

Gabe Taylor, who performs security at Rice University, advised 106.7 The Fan he discovered earlier within the week.

“No, I have not heard about it for a while. I found out probably, I’ll say like four days ago,” he advised the radio present.

Taylor added it’s nonetheless an honor to be on the occasion.

“It means a lot. Washington is like a second home. I’m excited. I’m proud. And I can say that my brother’s number is retired in the NFL.”

Ryan Clark, a former NFL player-turned-ESPN persona, defended the transfer by Washington. He mentioned he’s identified about it for months and was talked to former operating again Tim Hightower about the crew’s alumni weekend.

Jason Wright, the present Washington crew president, issued an apology assertion about the timing of the ceremony.

“We thought that saving the news for a game week reveal was the best way to focus the message on Sean and his legacy,” Write mentioned within the notice. “We didn’t realize that so many of you wanted to make a trip to FedExField to be present for this moment — a true lack of understanding of what you, the lifeblood of this franchise, needed to mourn our collective loss and celebrate Sean’s legacy,” he mentioned.

Oct 31, 2020; Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA; Southern Miss Golden Eagles wide receiver Demarcus Jones (0) runs the ball against Rice Owls defensive back Gabe Taylor (26) in the second quarter at M.M. Roberts Stadium.

Oct 31, 2020; Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA; Southern Miss Golden Eagles extensive receiver Demarcus Jones (0) runs the ball towards Rice Owls defensive again Gabe Taylor (26) within the second quarter at M.M. Roberts Stadium.
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“As the guy who really wanted us to start honoring players better and differently — in line with what they paid in the blood, sweat, and tears — I’m angry and sad that we messed up your opportunity to honor Sean in person this weekend. I feel a pit in my stomach knowing how we have let so many of you down.”

Washington chosen Taylor with the No. 5 choose of the 2004 NFL Draft. He was a two-time Pro Bowler earlier than he was killed in a botched theft try in 2007.

Taylor’s household will be a part of the crew for the ceremony on the sphere, gamers will put on a persist with pay tribute to the defensive again and coaches will put on a No. 21 lapel pin. Taylor’s solely the third participant in franchise historical past to have their jersey retired.

A crew spokesperson advised ESPN the crew began to plan the ceremony earlier than the season.

Sean Taylor #21 of the Washington Redskins warms up before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles November 11, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. 

Sean Taylor #21 of the Washington Redskins warms up earlier than the sport towards the Philadelphia Eagles November 11, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. 
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“We have been planning this weekend’s tribute to Sean Taylor since before the start of the season in partnership with Sean Taylor’s family and as part of our Alumni weekend activities. … We apologize to fans who would have liked more notice and will continue to share with fans ways we will be celebrating Sean Taylor’s legacy over the next month,” the assertion mentioned.