Marcus Wiley, former member of the Jaguars, shined some light on Richard Collier’s shooting after talking to Kenny Pettway. Wiley was so kind as to put it into words in this blog entry.
After talking to KP, who in his own words said, “We didn’t do anything, weren’t trying to do anything, just sitting in the car…they ran up on us and just start shooting…they didn’t try to rob us or anything.”
Lucky to be alive, living in a state of shock and thankful for his next breath of life, I hung up the phone after assuring him that I would give him a call when his emotions stabilized and he was rested. Understandably so, he had not been to sleep since the incident occurred.
Don’t just read my excerpt. It is a great read.
There was no attempt robbery.
It was a “they”.
I feel for Pettway. I can’t imagine how he must feel. It was just fortunate that he was there because if he hadn’t been there would be no telling what would have happened.
The last update I heard was the Collier was still in critical but stable condition.
Cole Pepper added some more perspectives on his blog here:
The one guy who seems to be hit the hardest by this is Clint Ingram. He’s Collier’s best friend on the team and he spend around 15 hours at the hospital on Tuesday. He and Collier are kindred spirits, always cutting up and joking together. Rarely does a day go by that they don’t hang out. That made Wednesday particularly difficult on Ingram.
Being at practice gave some respite–a distraction. But there are reminders of Collier’s absence everywhere.
Different jerseys stepping in at left tackle with the second team.
An empty seat in the offensive line meeting.
A number 76 practice jersey still hanging in Collier’s locker.