Career Over: Free Agent RB Isaiah Pead Loses Part of His Leg in Car Accident
Early Saturday morning, free-agent running back Isaiah Pead was involved in a single car accident and was said to be in critical condition at Grant Medical Center.
The accident also injured former Bearcats defensive back Wesley Richardson, who was also in the car.
According to coach Tommy Tuberville, Pead’s football career is over as a result of the accident after he lost part of his leg.
“Former NFL and University of Cincinnati running back Isaiah Pead lost part of his left leg in a single-car accident Saturday morning that also injured former Bearcats defensive back Wesley Richardson, coach Tommy Tuberville said Wednesday night.
“He’ll never play again, obviously,” Tuberville said on his weekly 700 WLW-AM radio show, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It’s just devastating.”
Pead was critically injured when he drove off the side of Interstate 670 in Columbus, Ohio. Sheriff’s officers told NBC4 that Pead lost control of his vehicle at approximately 2:32 a.m. Saturday.
“There was nothing involved other than speed, and he had a blowout,” Tuberville said. “When you have a blowout, you can’t control the car.”
Pead was ejected from the vehicle. Richardson, 27, was treated and has reportedly been released from the hospital. Police said drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the crash.”