Rams Suspended WR Bailey Shot and Critically Wounded

Rams suspended wide out Stedman Bailey was shot and critically wounded as he and four other people were sitting in a car outside a home in the Miami area, police said Wednesday.

The AP reports that Bailey was at a hospital awaiting surgery for injuries that have not been disclosed by the Rams or the authorities. Another man, Antwan Reeves, was with Bailey and was also shot in the attack Tuesday night.

Three others in the car, including two minors, were not wounded, police said.

“The victims drove themselves to an area hospital for evaluation and treatment,” Miami Beach police said in a statement. “Based on reports from the hospital, Bailey is in critical but stable condition awaiting surgery.”

Police said they were looking for suspects, who had driven up in another car before shooting.

The Rams said they were aware Bailey was “involved in an incident” and that they had spoken with him.

“We are gathering facts about the situation and will provide updates as we learn more,” the team said.

Bailey went to high school in the Miami area. His is in third season with the Rams but has been suspended twice by the NFL.

Bailey, who turned 25 on Nov. 11, was a third-round pick in the 2013 draft out of West Virginia, where he was part of a prolific wide receiving tandem with Tavon Austin, whom the Rams selected with the eighth overall pick that year.

Bailey was suspended four games this month for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He has two games remaining on the ban. He served a two-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs at the start of last season.


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