The Washington Redskins’ star safety Sean Taylor died early Tuesday of injuries sustained during an apparent break-in of his home. As details emerge about the circumstances surrounding his death, we look at the gun culture in professional sports and why athletes are often the victims of crime.


  • Dave Zirin Columnist, SLAM Magazine; Contributor, Nation Magazine; Online Columnist, Sports Illustrated (; author, "Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports" (Haymarket Books)

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