Rams WR Stedman Bailey able to sign name after surgery

Tuesday December 1st, 2015

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was able to sign his name after undergoing surgery on head wounds he sustained last week in a shooting, reports Rams beat reporter Dani Klupenger.

According to the report, Bailey’s girlfriend sent a picture to his teammates of him signing his name prior to the Rams’ Week 12 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Bailey, who was shot in the head Tuesday night in South Florida, had “extensive surgery on [the] two bullets,” and “was in a medical-induced coma to have [the] swelling in [his] brain go down.”

At the time of the shooting, Bailey was in a car with Antwan Reeves and three other passengers, two of which were young relatives. Reeves has life-threatening injuries after shielding the children from bullets. He was taken into surgery upon arriving at the hospital.

No other passengers were injured during the shooting, according to the police, who have opened an investigation into the incident. 

Bailey was a third-round selection of the Rams in 2013, and has caught 59 passes for 843 yards and two touchdowns in three years with the team. He is currently serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL substance abuse policy.

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