Former NFL Player Anthony Wright Shot Multiple Times By Girlfriend's Ex

Former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright was shot multiple times Monday during a fight with his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend.

Concord, N.C. – Former National Football League (NFL) quarterback Anthony Wright was shot multiple times last Monday after he got into a “verbal altercation” at his residence with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend.

The incident occurred on July 1 when 46-year-old William Hooker Jr. stopped at Wright’s home to drop off his daughter, KABC reported.

Police said that 43-year old Wright and Hooker argued, and then shots were fired.

When police arrived at a suburban home, they found the former professional football player down with multiple gunshot wounds, KABC reported.

The Concord Police Department said Wright was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and immediately underwent emergency surgery for his gunshot wounds.

On Tuesday, the Charlotte Observer reported that the former quarterback was in stable condition.

Police issued a warrant for Hooker, whom they said allegedly had a handgun at the time of the shooting, according to KABC.

He was arrested by officers on July 3 in Graham, North Carolina.

Hooker was charged with attempted first degree murder and possession of firearm by felon, KABC reported.

He was released on a $150,000 bond and his next court appearance was scheduled for July 8.

Wright played 10 years and 31 games in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals and the New York Giants, KABC reported.

He had 20 touchdown passes and 25 interceptions during his career.

Wright was a backup quarterback to Eli Manning for the New York Giants in 2007 and earned a Super Bowl ring despite having only played in three games and completed seven passes that season, KABC reported.

The quarterback played college football at South Carolina from 1995 through 1998.

During his four-year college career, Wright threw for 5,641 yards with 38 touchdowns.

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bagels1990
bagels1990

"Hooker was charged with attempted first degree murder and possession of firearm by felon, KABC reported.

He was released on a $150,000 bond and his next court appearance was scheduled for July 8."

Does anyone else see a problem with the above statements ?

He should have stayed in jail until the trial, like the felon he is !

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"Former National Football League (NFL) quarterback Anthony Wright was shot multiple times last Monday after he got into a “verbal altercation” at his residence with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend".

"Verbal altercation"??? and what would they call it when there was an actual argument or fight? Would they then resort to hand grenades ? Maybe a mortar ? This is another classic example of why I want to stay as far away from these neanderthal primates as possible. Let them self destruct and take a few of their buddies with them. The reactions they display are typically OTT in regards to the level of violence, shootings, inability to control their emotions, lack of respect, vile behaviors and ignorance. And it's not like what we read here or see reported elsewhere are rare occurrences. These examples are a daily occurrence with these people.

JBo
JBo

"...whom they said allegedly had a handgun at the time of the shooting, according to KABC."

Huh?

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

"He had 20 touchdown passes and 25 interceptions during his career."

Now I understand why I don't recognize the name. I'm glad they caught the guy!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Black guy shooting black guy. Surprize, surprize. Black lives matter???