Former West Virginia University and current St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey has suffered multiple gunshot wounds while a car, in which he was a passenger, was the target of a shooting in South Florida. The driver of the vehicle, Bailey’s cousin, is said to have life threatening injuries.
Reports indicate that Bailey was in a vehicle with family members at the time of the incident.
#Rams WR Stedman Bailey was shot twice in the head while sitting in a car with 2 young relatives & his cousin. He is stable in a Miami ICU
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 25, 2015
According to other reports, Bailey’s injuries are said to be non-life threatening. Bailey will undergo what has been described as ‘extensive’ head surgery on Wednesday morning.
Rams still gathering info on Stedman Bailey, but he is conscious. Will undergo what could be extensive surgery. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 25, 2015
The St. Louis Rams released a brief statement regarding Bailey’s condition just hours after the initial news was first reported.
“We are aware Stedman Bailey was involved in an incident this evening. We have spoken with Stedman and he is in the hospital in critical, but stable, condition. We are gathering facts about the situation and will provide updates as we learn more.”
Early this morning CBS news out of Miami reported they had spoken to Bailey who had this to say:
— Mike Colombo (@Mike_Colombo) November 25, 2015
Bailey was drafted 92nd overall by the Rams in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was recently suspended four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
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