Former Miami Dolphins running back Isaiah Pead has, according to University of Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville, lost part of his leg following a one-car accident last Saturday. Pead, a former member of the University of Cincinnati football program, was driving the car on Interstate 670 in Columbus, Ohio when, around 2:30am, he lost control of the car. He was ejected from the vehicle and was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Tuberville, who gave the update during his weekly radio show on 700 WLW-AM, joined the school 2013, after Pead left during the 2012 Draft. University of Cincinnati trainer Bob Mangine visited Pead in the hospital and tweeted a picture.
Prayers for one of our #Bearcats, Isaiah Pead. A Bearcat forever pic.twitter.com/AeCt7mhZPC— Bmangine (@Bmangine1) November 15, 2016
Welsley Richardson, another former football player at the University of Cincinnati, was a passenger in the car and was also taken to the hospital but was in stable condition and has since been released. Pead was, according to police, not wearing a seat belt and speed is considered a factor in the accident, though alcohol and drugs were not suspected.
"You try to tell these kids to watch your speed or watch things," Tuberville said during his radio show. "There was nothing involved other than speed and he had a blowout. When you have a blowout, you can't control the car."
Pead was a second-round draft choice of the then St. Louis Rams. After three years with the Rams, he joined the Dolphins this offseason, recording eight carries for 22 yards. The Dolphins released him in October.