Jaguars Richard Collier Shot, Faces Life Threatening Injuries


From here:

Jefferson said Collier and former Jaguar Kenneth Pettway had been out clubbing in the San Marco area when they met two women. The two men followed the women to Riverside near St. Vincent’s Medical Center, police said, with the plan to drop the females’ vehicle off and continue socializing in one vehicle.

While waiting outside the Riverside apartment, Jefferson said, someone walked up to the Cadillac Escalade and fired off a number of shots striking Collier, who was behind the wheel. Pettway was not injured in the attack.

The local TV news is talking about it right now. They apparently ran a story last night about how Collier was always the biggest guy on his team: “He made a joke that even when he was on his peewee team he was 5’10”.”

I am leaving for school til nine tonight so check Jacksonville.com for updates.

Here are hopes for a speedy recovery.

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  • http://www.BoltBeat.com Johnny Heck

    Young guy, prime of his career, nearly cut down in a random act of violence. Such a shame. Here’s to Collier pulling through. Best wishes go out to his friends and family.

  • http://thelandryhat.com thelandryhat

    I hope he is OK

  • Bboggs36

    Im praying for him but from what ive heard it wasent random and why is he the only on shot?

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    hey, hope he comes thru, there is some bad things out there and athletes are’nt amune to them. these guys gotta stay out of those places. the coaches always tell them it could cost you your life. lets hope it don’t cost this young man his. look^

  • Jeanne

    I know you’re note from Jacksonville davedallasfan but the “club” Collier was at was not a club at all — it is more of a grown up version of Starbucks that sells drinks. The area of town he got shot in wasn’t bad either. In fact, the homes there are some of the most costly ones because it is right near the river (hence, Riverside). It wasn’t that he was in one of “those places”.

    Bboggs 36, there is no proof that it wasn’t random but as more facts come out it does seem weird.

  • http://thelandryhat.com thelandryhat

    Then the shooting seems even more suspicious then. SOmething so random like that doesn’t happen to NFL stars. Something is missing here.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    well anyway, we pray for him. athletes have a target on their back no matter where they are. they seem to have a certain group follow them around. they are leeches and drain anyone they can sink into. the young guys are told this in orientation. some listen and some don’t. this is a serious problem in the nfl. i hope this tradgedy brings light to the problem. and hope the kid pulls thru.