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Saturday's roundup: Cardinals rookie shot, wounded at Toledo home

Detroit News wire services

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.

Bell: No word on appeal

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (Michigan State) said that the NFL has yet to hear the appeal of his three-game suspension that was reported in April to have been levied by the league.

"No, it hasn't," Bell said regarding the absence of an appeal of his suspension. He added that "I have no idea" why it has not yet been heard and said he did not know if his agent and/or lawyers had even filed one yet.

Bell was suspended three games as the result of an arrest last August as he was driving with then-teammate LeGarrette Blount. Both were charged with marijuana possession and Bell with an additional driving under the influence charge.

The league suspended Blount for one game and Bell for three because of the DUI. While the NFL has yet to officially confirm the suspension, the NFL Players Association confirmed it to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in April and Bell has confirmed it in several interviews since then.

Last week, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, while making an appearance in Western Pennsylvania, said he knew nothing about the status of Bell's appeal.

GM extended

Steelers and general manager Kevin Colbert have agreed to a contract extension through the 2018 NFL draft.

The deal comes two days after the Steelers locked up head coach Mike Tomlin through the 2018 season.