“Sean Taylor: A Football Life” airs this Friday September 26 @ 9:00PM / ET. Click below to view the trailer below:
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On December 6th, 2007, I was in my second year out of college and working as a production assistant at NFL Films. We were holding our weekly screening in our theater when the Buffalo-Washington segment from Inside the NFL began to play.
It was the first Washington home game since Sean Taylor’s murder, and I had been following the story only casually. My impressions were formed from initial reports that Sean had allegedly lived some sort of violent lifestyle, and, in some fashion, this caused his murder.
But then, I saw the first shot of the “Inside the NFL” highlights. It was the fans in the stands before kickoff, holding up white towels with #21 in burgundy and gold. There…