R.W. McQuarters recovering from gunshot wound

NFL veteran and former first-round draft pick R.W. McQuarters, a likable character during his 11-year career, is recovering after neing shot early Saturday in Tulsa, Okla.

McQuarters, who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1998 and last played for the New York Giants in 2008, was leaving a friend’s home in his hometown of Tulsa when police say he was shot by an assailant wearing a ski mask, according to the Tulsa World.

The gunman fled after shooting McQuarters in the back. McQuarters was able to drive himself to Hillcrest Medical Center for treatment. The injuries are described as non-life threatening. Per the police, the bullet that hit McQuarters also went through glass of his vehicle.

McQuarters was also a member of the Chicago Bears.

The National Football Post wishes McQuarters, a former Oklahoma State star, a full and speedy recovery.

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