Former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright was shot multiple times on Monday, according to the Concord (N.C.) Independent Tribune. Wright was rushed to the hospital and taken into emergency surgery, and he is presently in stable condition.
Wright reportedly got into an altercation with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, William “Willie” Moses Hooker Jr., and shots were fired. An arrest warrant has been issued for Hooker.
Wright, a three-year starter at South Carolina, signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 1999. Pittsburgh was impressed enough by his potential that it kept him as a fourth QB during the 1999 season. He was waived in August 2000 and caught on with the Cowboys, ultimately starting five games for Dallas over the 2000-01 seasons.
His most productive stint came with the Ravens in 2003, when he started seven games following an injury to starter Kyle Boller. Wright compiled a 5-2 record en route to an AFC North title, though the club’s offense mostly ran through Jamal Lewis, who racked up 2,066 rushing yards that season.
Wright started seven games for Baltimore again in the 2005 campaign, but he went just 2-5 and was not re-signed after the season. He captured a Super Bowl ring as the Giants’ third-string QB in 2007, but that was the last year he would see any game action.