A former Rams and Dolphins running back was critically injured in a car accident last weekend.
Isaiah Pead has lost part of his leg, according to his Cincinnati Bearcats head coach, Tommy Tuberville. Tuberville said on his 700 WLW-AM radio show, that Pead will “never play again, obviously. It’s just devastating.”
According to Yahoo Sports writer Eric Edholm, it was due to a blown tire:
Pead was driving his 2011 Cadillac CTS sedan on Interstate 670 when he lost control of his vehicle. His car ran off the highway and went through the metal guardrail, becoming airborne and striking several trees. The car stopped nearly 100 feet from the highway, and Pead was ejected from the vehicle.
Police said drugs and alcohol were not factors in the crash. Tuberville said the accident was merely the result of a high rate of speed and a blown tire.
“You try to tell these kids to watch your speed or watch things,” Tuberville said. “There was nothing involved other than speed, and he had a blowout. When you have a blowout, you can’t control the car.”
It is very sad for Pead, who just recently played with the Dolphins on September 29th, before he was released. He played 27 games with the Rams, who drafted him in the 2012 draft.
“Heck of a football player,” Tuberville said. “I’ve gotten to know him quite well. He’d come to the office and work out with our players. I actually worked out with him one day, or tried to, tried to stay up with him. Great kid.”