NFL player from Roanoke drafted before Tom Brady talks about his career
ROANOKE, Va. – 198 players were selected before legendary quarterback Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft. Taylor starred at the University of Virginia before the San Diego Chargers selected him with the 184th pick that year. “I saw ‘Taylor’ on the TV, and they called me about 30 minutes later.”Taylor and Brady were both selected in the sixth round, but Brady was drafted with the 199th pick. “You can do anything if you put your mind to it.”In addition to Taylor, fellow Roanoke native John St. Clair was selected before Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft. St. Clair, who went to the St. Louis Rams with pick number 94, played at William Fleming High School and was teammates with Taylor at Virginia.
KKK leader attacked Richmond protest, hate charge weighed
Harry H. Rogers was arrested and charged with assault and battery, attempted malicious wounding and felony vandalism, Henrico County Commonwealth's Attorney Shannon Taylor said in a statement. We are investigating whether hate crimes charges are appropriate," Taylor said in the statement. Taylor's statement said Rogers was driving recklessly in the vicinity of the protest, drove up to the protesters, revved the engine and drove into the group. In her statement, Taylor noted a similar attack that took place the day of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in 2017. An avowed white supremacist drove his car into a crowd of peaceful anti-racism demonstrators, killing one woman and injuring dozens more.
Zae Baines taking advantage of his newfound love-- football
ROANOKE, Va. - For North Cross senior Zae Baines, basketball was his first love, until he met assistant coach Shannon Taylor. "I never wanted to play football in high school but it kind of happened once I got here," said Baines. He's now an assistant at North Cross and has known Baines since he was 9 years old. "I was just thinking, yeah, he been in the NFL but OK I'm trying to play basketball so it was kind of like that. "He quickly found out and the whole area found out he was a big time basketball player in addition to being a good football player," said North Cross head coach Stephen Alexander.
Family: Silence spoke volumes after Michele Harris' disappearance
Family: Silence spoke volumes after Michele Harris' disappearance On Sept. 12, 2001, the day Michele Harris disappeared, Greg and Shannon Taylor, her brother and sister-in-law, say they knew instantly that Michele's husband, Cal Harris, had killed her. What tipped them off?cbsnews.com
Family: An innocent connection to Michele Harris?
Family: An innocent connection to Michele Harris? Greg and Shannon Taylor, Michele Harris' brother and sister-in-law, discuss a frequent customer at the restaurant where Michele worked, who the defense says should be looked at more seriously.cbsnews.com