A 2023 NFL Draft prospect went through the unfortunate experience of being involved in a car crash weeks ahead of the highly-anticipated event. He’s now out of the hospital after several surgeries.
Michael Jefferson, a wide receiver who last played for Louisiana-Lafayette, was in a head-on collision with a drunk driver in Alabama that required him to be operated on multiple times. He is now unlikely to play football again until next year.
“A drunk driver tragically hit my client, Michael Jefferson, on Easter night,” the WR’s attorney, Brad Sohn, said in a written statement. “Michael would not have made it this far without being a fighter and remains in good spirits under the circumstances. He still has optimism that — even as he continues to undergo a grueling rehabilitation — he can have an outstanding NFL career.
“We believe that optimism is well-founded and hope a team still will select this terrific young man and great football player. Finally, we’d also like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that, in today’s age of Uber and Lyft, there is absolutely no reason to drive impaired.”
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While things could have been a lot worse and Michael should be grateful to still be alive, it must come as a real annoyance as he’s had a life-changing opportunity snatched from him because of someone else’s stupidity.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who broke the news of the accident earlier this month, noted that the wideout was expected to be a mid-round draft pick.
Formerly of Murphy High School, Jefferson spent three seasons at Alabama State before moving to Louisiana for his final two years. He registered 810 yards, 51 receptions, and seven touchdowns last term, earning invites to the Shrine Bowl and the NFL Scouting Combine.
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