The NFL and it's fans are in complete shock today after it emerged that one player is in critical condition after being shot twice last night.
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey has undergone surgery after being rushed to hospital in Miami, following the shooting.
Bailey was hit in the head and hip in the attack, leaving a significant head wound that was considered life threatening.
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According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Bailey was in a car with his cousin and two young relatives when another car pulled up alongside them and started shooting.
The car's driver "was shot many times, shielding the kids from bullets." The driver's wounds are considered life-threatening.
The Rams released this statement on their team website about the incident:
“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.”
Bailey's St. Louis teammate Chris Long and Steelers star Le'Veon Bell both sent out tweets regarding the shooting.
Bailey was in Miami after being suspended by the NFL for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He had previously played in eight games this season before the ban, totalling 12 catches for 182 yards and one touchdown.