Former West Virginia Mountaineer wide receiver, and current St. Louis Ram, Stedman Bailey was the victim of a shooting Tuesday evening in Miami. Multiple sources have confirmed the news, which began to spread around 11:00PM EST on social media. Bailey is currently serving a four game suspension due to a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, and was at home for the Thanksgiving holiday. He worked with his former team at Miramar High School this past weekend. Stedman's injuries, as of right now, are considered non-life threatening, but there are conflicting reports coming out on Twitter.
Just spoke to a Rams teammate. Stedman Bailey was involved in a shooting tonight. Not expected to be critical.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) November 25, 2015
Stedman Bailey shot in the head and hip, according to sources. Has been hospitalized— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) November 25, 2015
The St. Louis Rams are expected to release a statement regarding the situation shortly. We will keep you updated as the information is released. Please keep Stedman Bailey in your thoughts and prayers.
Update 12:50AM EST:
#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— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 25, 2015
Stedman Bailey will have surgery tomorrow. The driver was shot many times, shielding the kids from bullets. His wounds are life threatening— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 25, 2015
Update 1:24AM EST:
Official Statement from the St. Louis Rams:
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.
Update 10:30AM EST:
Official Miami Gardens police report: