Rams coach Jeff Fisher didn’t specify when he said the injuries suffered by former running back Isaiah Pead in a car wreck were career-ending.
But once another coach chimed in, we now know that to be true.
University of Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said the former Bearcats running back lost part of a leg in the accident.
“It’s devastating, because he lost part of his left leg,” Tuberville said on his radio show on WLW 700, via Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “He’ll never play again, obviously. It’s just devastating.”
Pead was thrown from his car when he lost control and went off Interstate 670 in Columbus. Drugs or alcohol were not a factor in the crash, but he was not wearing a seat belt. His passenger, former Bearcats defensive back Wesley Richardson, was wearing his seat belt and has been released from the hospital.
The incident report said witnesses saw Pead driving at least 90 miles per hour when he lost control of his car.
“You try to tell these kids to watch your speed or watch things,” Tuberville said. “There was nothing involved other than speed, and he had a blowout. When you have a blowout, you can’t control the car.”
Pead was a second-round pick of the Rams and spent parts of four seasons there. He also played for the Dolphins, and had recently worked out for the Chiefs in hopes of continuing his career.