Police say former U. South Carolina quarterback shot in NC
Jul 05 2019
Former NFL quarterback Anthony Wright was in stable condition at a North Carolina hospital Tuesday morning after being shot multiple times in a domestic dispute, police said. Concord Police have identified William "Willie" Moses Hooker Jr.as the shooter, and issued a warrant for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.
He was released on $150,000 bond and his first court appearance is scheduled for Monday. Undrafted out of SC in 1999, Wright signed on with the Pittsburgh Steelers before joining the Cowboys in 2000.
His wounds were not considered life-threatening, police officials told The Charlotte Observer. The incident occurred when the ex-boyfriend showed up to drop off his daughter, according to the Sun Journal. During the argument, shots were fired.
According to ProFootballTalk, Wright entered the league as an undrafted free agent for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Wright, a North Carolina native, played his college football at SC (1995-98), where he completed 54.3 percent of his passes for 5,641 yards with 38 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. Wright was on the New York Giants when they won the Super Bowl in 2008.
Wright started 19 games in his career, none of which came in NY. He went 2-5 as a starter to begin 2005 and was replaced by Boller. His best season came as a junior in 1997 when he played in nine games and was 139-of-252 passing for 1,685 yards and 18 touchdowns against five interceptions.