Alabama defensive lineman Brandon
Deaderick was hospitalized in good condition Tuesday after being
shot in the arm during an apparent robbery attempt at an off-campus
Brad Fisher, a spokesman for DCH Regional Medical Center, said
the 6-foot-4, 306-pound defensive end from Elizabethtown, Ky., was
in a regular room and likely would be released within a day.
"It's not life threatening," said Fisher. The bullet missed
vital areas, he said.
Police Chief Steve Anderson told the Tuscaloosa News the player
suffered a gunshot wound to the forearm. The player was in an
apartment parking lot about 10 p.m. Monday when he was approached
by a man wearing dark clothes, a dark ball cap and a blue bandanna
over his face, the chief said.
Deaderick did not know the man, who pointed a gun and said
"Give it up," Anderson said. When Deaderick refused, the
assailant fired the gun, striking the player in the arm, the chief
said. Police were searching for the shooter.
Deaderick started all 14 games last season as a junior. He made
36 tackles last season and was second on the team with four