For pro athletes, owning guns is a status symbol

To honor Sean Taylor, who was gunned down a year ago in the prime of his football career, his family and the Redskins made an interesting song choice while his highlights played on the video screen before Sunday’s game against the Giants. It was “Big Things Poppin” by gangsta rapper T.I., and the lyrics went like this:
“Pullin’ out in public, shawty, who you think you fin’ to scare? I send ’em missiles that’ll have you goin’ in your underwear.”
And this piece of poetry:
“I tote a pair of 40s on me so you better tone it down, or I suggest you just prepare yourself for when it’s goin’ down.”

newsday.com
12/2/08