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NFL rookie free agent shot, wounded at Ohio home

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TOLEDO, Ohio >> Arizona Cardinals rookie receiver Damond Powell Jr. was wounded by gunfire outside his Ohio home and remained hospitalized, team officials said Saturday.

Powell, 22, was wounded in his driveway from shots fired from a car Friday evening, Toledo police said. Witnesses reported seeing three men wearing masks in a gold-colored vehicle, according to police.

A University of Toledo Medical Center staffer said Saturday she had no information to release about Powell’s condition. But police had said his injuries didn’t appear to be life-threatening.

The Cardinals said they were in touch with Powell’s family.

“We have been in communication with his family to offer whatever support and resources we can provide,” team spokesman Mark Dalton said in an email. “We will continue to monitor and provide updates as appropriate.”

Powell was signed this year as a free agent wide receiver by the Cardinals after two years at the University of Iowa. He was a star football and basketball player at Toledo’s Rogers High School.

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