Eagles DE Jerome McDougle Shot, Critical
MIAMI (AP) - Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jerome McDougle was in critical condition after being shot in the stomach by armed robbers, police said Friday.
McDougle, 27, was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where he was undergoing surgery, Miami-Dade police said.
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.
i think i speak for everyone when i say my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family