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Stedman Bailey Shot in Miami: Latest Details and Comments on Rams WR

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured Columnist

Oct 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey (12) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.  Green Bay won 24-10.  Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot in South Florida late on Nov. 24, and after undergoing surgery, he has finally been released from the hospital. 

Continue for updates.


Bailey Tweets on Potential Return

Friday, Dec. 25

STEDMAN BAILEY SR @iamSB3

SB will be making a return to the field. #SteddyAmbition. God got a plan.


Bailey Discharged from Hospital

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Bailey announced he is home from the hospital:

STEDMAN BAILEY SR @iamSB3

What a great feeling it is to be home & away from the hospital. I need to put a Bow on my head and lay under the Christmas tree! 😎

On Dec. 19, Rams defensive back Trumaine Johnson posted a photo of Bailey standing up:


Bailey Placed on NFI List

Monday, Dec. 14

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported the Rams' decision to place Bailey on the non-football injury list.


Fisher Comments on Bailey's Recovery

Thursday, Dec. 4

St. Louis Rams reporter Dani Klupenger revealed Wednesday that Rams head coach Jeff Fisher told her he had seen a video of Bailey walking, which she noted is a "huge development."

On Tuesday, Joe Lyons of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch provided additional comments from Fisher speaking on Bailey's recovery:

He's improving. One thing that was really, really cool [and] really, really emotional was that he obviously had intensive surgery — he was in surgery for over six hours — to remove one bullet. There were two wounds to the head, two shots. He was in a medically induced coma for obvious reason to keep the swelling down in the brain. ... His girlfriend texted a picture to some of his teammates yesterday in the locker room [before the game] of him signing his name on a piece of paper, so [we] got to share that with the team yesterday and it was good news.


Bailey Undergoes Successful Surgery

Thursday, Nov. 26

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Wednesday that Bailey was out of surgery after several hours and he'll remain in the ICU for three to five days. Rapoport noted that "doctors are hopeful."

On Thursday, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported Bailey was "very stable" and "is conscious and aware."


Shooting Under Investigation

Wednesday, Nov. 25

The Miami Gardens Police Department confirmed Wednesday it is investigating the shooting, per Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports:

Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

From the Miami Gardens PD on the Stedman Bailey shooting https://t.co/Vaf7phWnf1


Bailey Shot Multiple Times 

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Rapoport reported Tuesday night that Bailey was shot twice in the head in a car with two young relatives and his cousin. Additionally, he noted the car's driver "was shot many times, shielding the kids from bullets." The driver's wounds are considered life-threatening.

Citing a Rams source, NFL Network's Michael Silver reported Bailey "suffered a head wound" that was "not considered life-threatening." Wilson added the "current outlook is now more optimistic for Stedman Bailey after [the] initial fear of [a] life-threatening gunshot wound to [his] head."

Early Wednesday morning, the Rams released a statement on the incident: "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."

Garafolo provided an update later Wednesday afternoon, noting that Bailey is still in surgery and the driver is out of surgery and in stable but critical condition.

Once the news broke, Rams defensive end Chris Long tweeted his prayers to the third-year wideout:

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell did the same:

Le'Veon Bell @LeVeonBell

prayers to my brother Stedman Bailey

Bailey appeared in eight games for the Rams earlier this season.

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