|Eagles Jerome McDougle Shot by Car Thieves
||Fri, 29 July 2005 08:19
Registered: July 2005
Let's see how serious this abdoman injury turns out to be, but this could potentially be a major loss for Philly...|
Updated: July 29, 2005, 11:19 AM ET
McDougle shot in abdomen during robbery attempt
MIAMI -- Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jerome McDougle was wounded when robbers demanded his car and shot him late Thursday night, police said.
McDougle, 27, was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where he underwent surgery, Miami-Dade police said.
"Our understanding, as reported by the MDPD, is that Jerome is in good condition after undergoing surgery," the Eagles said in a statement. "At this time, we are still in the process of gathering the facts of his situation."
Three armed robbers approached the former University of Miami star at his silver Mercedes coupe late Thursday, police said. The suspects demanded the car, then fired their weapons, police said. McDougle was shot once in the stomach.
The robbers, who police said were likely teens, fled on foot and remain at large.
It wasn't clear whether McDougle was in his car or near it when he was approached, police said.
McDougle was a first-round pick in 2003, but has been plagued with injuries in Philadelphia. In two seasons, he had 18 tackles in 19 games, including two sacks.
McDougle had 114 tackles and 14 sacks in two seasons at Miami, and was a second-team All-American in 2002.