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Alabama Football Player Brandon Deaderick Shot, Wounded

(AP)
Photo: Alabama defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick runs through a drill during the first day of fall practice Aug, 9, 2005.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) 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 apartment complex.

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 quarterback sacks.
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