St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey has been shot in the head. He’s also expected to undergo surgery this morning.
The news was first reported by NFL.com reporter Mike Silver. It’s not known how bad the shooting incident was, but he adds that the injury is not expected to be life-threatening.
Ian Rapoport, NFL Insider, tweeted, “#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”
It’s still unclear as to what happened. However, many NFL players have published tweets that wish their thoughts and prayers to Bailey.
Houston Chronicle reporter Aaron Wilson says, “Sources say current outlook is now more optimistic for Stedman Bailey after initial feat of life-threatening gunshot wound to head.”
He’s currently hospitalized and was also shot in the hip. He was shot in South Florida.
According to @StrictlyWVU, “BREAKING: Former #WVU WR Stedman Bailey was shot in the head twice. He is stable in a ICU in Miami. Pray for him everyone.”
The Rams have not released an official statement yet. However, that’s expected to be coming any minute now.
He turned 25-years-old earlier this month and has been with the Rams since being drafted by them in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft.
He hasn’t had a huge role in the team’s offense this season led by Nick Foles. He’s only been targeted 25 times and caught 12 passes for a 182 yards and a touchdown.
He’s currently two games into a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Bailey is not even listed on the Rams depth chart. Wide receiver one has Tavon Austin being backed up by Brian Quick.
Then, as wide receiver 2, Kenny Britt, Bradley Marquez and recently signed veteran Wes Welker.