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St. Louis Rams player, Stedman Bailey, is in stable yet critical condition this morning after sustaining gunshot wounds to the head while in South Florida.

According to the Miami Gardens Police Department, Bailey was sitting in a car with family member, Antwan Reeves, and two children on Tuesday night when another car pulled up and opened fire.

Apparently, Stedman was hit while blocking bullets from the minors. He was he only one hit.

The wide receiver, which is currently serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL substance abuse policy, was rushed into emergency surgery and is said to now be in stable condition.

“We are aware Stedman Bailey was involved in an incident this evening,” the Rams said in a statement. “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.”

Police are currently investigating the situation.

Three days ago, Stedman, who was a third-round draft pick of the Rams in 2013, shared a touching message on Instagram after visiting his high school alma mater. In the post, the athlete shared that he had just spoken out about the challenges of being an athlete.

“I had a chance to talk to an amazing group of young football players at Flanagan High and my alma mater, Miramar High,” he wrote. “I had a great time bonding with these guys, sharing our life experiences, and talking to them about the highs & the lows of being an athlete. These kids had a really positive impact on me & I’ll definitely be back soon to check in on y’all! Good luck to both squads in their future endeavors!”

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