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NFL Player Stedman Bailey In Critical Condition After Shooting

Bailey will undergo surgery after reportedly being shot in the head twice.
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was in critical condition after being shot in Florida on Nov. 24, 2015. 
St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was in critical condition after being shot in Florida on Nov. 24, 2015. 

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot on Tuesday night in Florida, according to multiple reports.

The team said in a statement that Bailey is in critical, but stable condition:

"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, 25, had been in a car with family members in Miami Gardens when someone pulled up and opened fire, according to NFL.com. His injuries are not considered life-threatening, and he will undergo surgery today, the website reported. 

The gunman has not yet been identified. 

Bailey is currently serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Earlier this month, Bailey apologized for his suspension and asked for forgiveness in a post on Instagram. 

"This game is about more than winning or getting a paycheck," he wrote. "It's an opportunity to mold oneself into a responsible man, it's about building trust with others & having character. These are all things I'm working on in both my actions & my thoughts. I promise I WILL do better."

Players throughout the league took to Twitter to send thoughts and prayers to Bailey:

 

 

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