Former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright shot

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Former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright was shot multiple times Monday, and is in the hospital.

According to the Concord (N.C.) Independent Tribune, Wright was shot following an argument with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. Wright was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery, and was listed in stable condition.

Concord Police are looking for the shooter, William “Willie” Moses Hooker Jr., and have issued a warrant for assault with a deadly weapon Inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

Wright, who played collegiately at South Carolina, spent eight years in the NFL with five teams. He started with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent, and had turns with the Cowboys, Ravens, Bengals, and Giants.

He started 19 games in his NFL career (seven each for the Ravens in 2003 and 2005), and earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants during his final healthy season in the league.

10 responses to “Former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright shot

  1. I think it’s time for mandatory prison terms of at least ten years whenever you shoot someone. If you’re willing to take someone else’s life over an argument, you don’t deserve to be on the street endangering decent people.

  2. There better be a good reason for shooting someone. Murders are happening like crazy and none of them are happening by legal gun carriers. Why would you illegally carry a gun and decide to throw your life away pulling it out. Pulling it on someone says a lot Then pulling the trigger in and of itself is another thing I could never do without my lofe being in grave danger. Something is going terribly wrong with America. Middle East is not far behind guus and gals.

  3. “Murders are happening like crazy and none of them are happening by legal gun carriers.”

    Actually many of them are by people who legally own guns. As are many by people who illegally own them.

  4. “I think it’s time for mandatory prison terms of at least ten years whenever you shoot someone.”

    I’ve always thought that if you’re caught on the streets or in a vehicle with a firearm you cannot legally possess, it should be an automatic five years, goodbye.

    Then again, I think obviously-guilty people who commit mass murder or similar should be hung in the town square, so what do I know…

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