Stedman Bailey is lucky to be alive. The St. Louis Rams wide receiver is recovering from being shot in the head — twice! Stedman and his family were attacked in Miami on Nov. 24, and the NFL player’s injuries have left him in critical condition.
St. Louis Rams fans are sending their prayers and thoughts to Stedman Bailey. The 25-year-old football player is fighting for his life after suffering two gunshot wounds to the head. An unknown assailant opened fire on the Rams’ wide receiver and his family, leaving Stedman in critical condition and one of his cousins with life-threatening injuries!
Stedman is recuperating in Miami hospital after the shooting, reports Us Weekly. On the night of Nov. 24, Stedman and three of his family members were driving in Miami Gardens, Florida. Another car, reports NFL.com, pulled up next to Stedman and opened fire. During the attack, Stedman took two shots to his head and bullets also struck his cousin.
While Stedman is in critical but stable condition, his cousin is reportedly battling “life-threatening” injuries. Stedman will undergo surgery on Nov. 25. Sadly, the shooter’s identity is still unknown at the time. Stedman is cooperating with the authorities in hopes to bring this attacker to justice.
The St. Louis Rams released a statement on the shooting shortly after it happened: “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.” Meanwhile, Stedman’s teammates like Akeem Ayers, Chris Long and Le’Veon Bell sent their prayers and love to him on social media.
prayers to my brother Stedman Bailey
— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) November 25, 2015
Everyone Please Keep Our Brother @iamSB3 In Your Thoughts & Prayers Tonight. Terrible News To Hear
— AKEEM AYERS (@Akeem_Ayers) November 25, 2015
Keep our brother @iamSB3 in your thoughts, prayers tonight. I don't wanna believe it….
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) November 25, 2015
Stedman is a Florida native. He grew up in the town of Miramar, which is reportedly close to the shooting’s location. At the time of the attack, Stedman was serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, reports NFL.com. He has been a Ram since 2013, when he was the No. 92 pick during that year’s NFL Draft.
Our thoughts are with Stedman and his family during this scary time and we hope for the best for both him and his cousin.