The Associated Press also wrote the following - "Taylor has been in trouble numerous times since he was drafted as the No. 5 overall pick in 2004. He has been fined at least seven times during his professional career for late hits and other infractions, including a $17,000 penalty for spitting in the face of Tampa Bay running back Michael Pittman during a playoff game in January 2006. He also was fined $25,000 for skipping a mandatory rookie symposium shortly after he was drafted.
In 2005, Taylor was accused of brandishing a gun at a man and repeatedly hitting him during a fight that broke out after Taylor and some friends went looking for the people who had allegedly stolen his all-terrain vehicles.
Taylor reached a deal with prosecutors last year after they agreed to drop felony charges against him. He pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors in the assault case and was sentenced to 18 months probation. The pleas prompted another fine from the NFL but kept his football career intact."
This man is in a hospital and in critical condition fighting for his life and the writer had to write all these negative statements about Taylor. No wonder Taylor does not talk to the media much or trusts them. While the writer was just stating the facts of Taylor's past, it has nothing at all to do with him being shot and fighting for his life.
Taylor is one of the most feared players in the NFL and one of the top free safeties in the league. Taylor is one of the hardest hitters in the league. He reminds many of former 49er Ronnie Lott. D Wizzle wishes Taylor the best and prays for him and his family.