Rams WR Stedman Bailey shot, in stable condition

St. Louis Rams third-year wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot Tuesday and is in stable condition, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Earlier this month, the NFL suspended Bailey four games for violation of its policy on substance abuse. Because he was suspended, Bailey was not made available to the media, but he took to his Instagram account to post an extended apology in which he referred to his choices as "idiotic" and "disgraceful."

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Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Bailey would be able to stay around Rams Park during his suspension but that would be mostly limited to working out.

He was also suspended four games for violating the policy on performance-enhancing substances before the 2014 season. That suspension was later reduced to two games after a change in the league's policy.

Bailey, who was the Rams' 2013 third-round pick out of West Virginia, had been the Rams' third receiver for most of this season but was rarely involved in the offense. He had 12 catches for 182 yards and a touchdown in the first eight games. His touchdown celebration against the Cardinals, in which he pretended to go to sleep in the corner of the end zone with the football as a pillow, drew a fine for using the ball as a prop during a celebration.

"Just going up against an opponent like Arizona, everybody counted us out, so it was just a message to the world not to sleep on the Rams," Bailey said when he learned he was fined. "I kind of knew once I did it to make it quick," Bailey said. "I just stayed on the ground for about three seconds and popped up and celebrated with my team. It's a lesson learned."

He is eligible to return to the active roster on Dec. 7 after the Rams' game against the Arizona Cardinals.

ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner contributed to this report.