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COLLIER HAD 14 BULLET WOUNDS

Nearly four weeks after a shooting that left Jags offensive tackle Richard Collier fighting for his life, details have emerged regarding his condition. At a Monday press conference, it was announced that Collier suffered 14 bullet wounds on the morning of September 2. He sustained five to his bladder and two to his lower spine, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. A blood clot later developed, requiring the amputation of his left leg, above the knee. “It is with my deepest regret that Collier’s career with the NFL is over,” his agent, Jeff Jankovich, said. “Now Richard has a very difficult journey ahead of him but he is up to the challenge. His spirits are positive and he has a lot of support from his family and friends. His family wanted to keep the situation under wraps so that Richard would be the first to know. Richard is a kind and generous man and now he needs our thoughts and prayers.” “It’s a great tragedy for a young man to have such a bright future, at the top of the food chain, to have not only his career but his health taken away,” coach Jack Del Rio said. We knew that the situation wasn’t good for Collier, but hearing these details makes us nauseous. We wish him and his family the best, and we hope that he will have the love and support he’ll need every day of his life.