ST. LOUIS, MO – This is one interception that could cost a football player much more than the game. St. Louis Rams wide receiver, Stedman Bailey, is in critical condition at a Miami hospital after being shot twice in the head while sitting in a parked car in front of a home on Tuesday evening.
According to police, a second car pulled alongside Bailey`s and opened fire. The 25-year-old Miami native grew up near the block where he was shot and he’s no stranger to trouble. He is currently serving a four game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
It did not take long for the ram to buck the system. He was briefly suspended during last year’s season for using performance enhancing drugs. During week 4 of this season, Bailey used the football as a pillow after scoring a touchdown. He was fined $8,681.00 for that stunt.
Bailey was in the car with two other adults and two kids. One adult cousin was shot several times while shielding the kids from gunfire.
They were able to drive themselves to the hospital and police are still searching for suspects. NFL.com reports Bailey`s injuries are non-life threatening and he is cooperating with police.
If not for the current suspension, Bailey would have been with the Rams preparing to take on the Bengals this Sunday. Instead, he’s sidelined and very lucky to be alive. Still….this is one penalty that may be pretty hard to overcome.