NFL Rams Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey (12) Shot Twice in the Head in Miami Gardens; on Suspension for Substance Abuse
Disturbing news and thousands of prayers are being ushered for the St. Louis Rams’ Wide Receiver Stedman Bailey, who is number 12. Bailey was shot twice in the head last night (Tuesday, November 24th) while sitting in a car with his two children and cousin.
He is presently in critical, but stable condition, according to the Miami Herald. Thankfully his injuries are described as “non-life threatening.” However, Bailey’s cousin, who was in the driver’s seat of the car, when another vehicle pulled up next to them and opened fire, sustained life-threatening injuries, according to Us Magazine.
Bailey is on suspension for substance abuse, and is a South Florida native who played football for Miramar High School from 2007 to 2008. His suspension was supposed to last for four games, of which he was half way through. Bailey tested positive for marijuana at the beginning of November. Although, this was not his first infraction with banned substances in the NFL. In 2014 Bailey was slammed for abusing performance enhancing drugs.
Our prayers are with Bailey and his family for a swift, and successful recovery. Information on the shooter, or details of the scenario have not yet been released.
Bailey’s team is flooding social media with prayers and disbelief, entreating all to join them in wishing their brother a swift recovery. Let us take this time to give thanks for the many blessings for the little things, which often get away from us.
About the Author
Alexandrea Holder is a South Florida native working toward double Master’s degrees in Psychology and English. She finds the psychological aspects of addiction and mental illness fascinating, as both are prevalent in her family’s history. When not researching and spreading addiction awareness, Alexandrea enjoys sparring, artistic pursuits, and admiring puppies online.