Another N.Y. Giants Player Shot

New York Giants wide receiver Taye Biddle, right, battles for the ball with Cand Christian Morton, during a pre-season practice in August, 2007, when Biddle played for the Carolina Panthers. Biddle was shot Jan. 18, 2009 in his hometown of Decatur, Ala., according to Decatur police. AP Photo/Chuck Burton

New York Giants receiver Taye Biddle is recovering from gunshot wounds to his hand and leg after being shot while visiting family in his hometown.

Decatur police said in a statement Thursday that Biddle was shot Sunday night outside a residence and was treated and released from a local hospital. Police said there was no evidence Biddle caused or provoked the shooting.

The shooting was first reported by The Huntsville Times newspaper.

The 25-year-old Biddle grew up in Decatur and played college football at the University of Mississippi.

Police have not made any arrests in the case and have not released a possible motive for the shooting.

Biddle was promoted from the Giants' practice squad after receiver Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg last November.

New York Daily News blogger Ralph Vacchiano notes that " This, of course, is the third incident involving a Giants receiver and a gun in the last two months. On Nov. 25, Giants receiver Steve Smith was robbed at gunpoint outside of his Clifton, N.J. home. Three days later, Giants receiver Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh in a Manhattan nightclub."
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