By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Suspended St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was in critical but stable condition in a hospital on Wednesday after being shot in a car near his Miami-area hometown. Bailey had surgery that lasted up to six hours, said Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, who did not have specifics of the injury. Bailey was in a car with four other people, including a cousin of his and the cousin's two children, at a private residence when another vehicle arrived and someone inside it opened fire, the Miami Gardens Police Department police said.
The family of National Football League Hall of Fame member Frank Gifford revealed Wednesday the former New York Giants star was suffering from concussion-related brain disease before his death in August at the age of 84. A postmortem on Gifford, who died suddenly from natural causes on August 9 at his home in Connecticut, revealed evidence of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), his family said. Gifford, who played in five NFL championships in the 1950s and 60s, became a beloved figure amongst US sports fans after turning to broadcasting following his career.