Sean Taylor's father co-writing book about son's life

Thursday April 9th, 2015

Pete Taylor, father of former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, will release a new book next week recounting his son's life, according to the Washington Post.

Going Full Speed: The Sean Taylor Stories, self-published and co-written with Steven Rosenberg, sheds light on the private life of Taylor, who remains a fan-favorite among Redskins fans even more than seven years after his death. The book was announced Thursday prior to Taylor's induction into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.

“Sometimes you hear one side of a story, and sometimes it’s good to hear the other side,” Pete Taylor said this week, according to the Post. “This is a way to hear both sides. Read the book, and you’ll understand who he was.”

The book was written over the last couple years and features interviews with nearly 40 of Taylor's friends and associates, including Redskins owner Dan Snyder and former teammates Santana Moss and Clinton Portis.

“Pete Taylor is the best producer I’ve worked with in my life,” Rosenberg said. “He’s got a Rolodex from here to the moon, and every single person we talked to said the same thing, almost identically: anything for Sean. Every one of them said the same thing. They all wanted to be part of it, they all wanted their stories told, nobody said no.”

Sean Taylor was killed in 2007 from gunshot wounds delivered by intruders entering his Miami-area home. The two-time Pro Bowler was 24 years old.

Jeremy Woo


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