Former NFL running back Isaiah Pead is in critical condition after being involved in a single-car accident early Saturday morning in Columbus, Ohio, as first reported by NBC4 in Columbus and confirmed by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Pead underwent surgery that ended at approximately 7 a.m. and remains in critical condition, a source close to Pead's family told Schefter.
Pead, 26, lost control of his vehicle at approximately 2:32 a.m. Saturday morning and drove off the side of Interstate 670, the Columbus Division of Police told NBC4.
Pead's car went through a guardrail and down an embankment, striking several trees along the way, according to NBC4. Pead was ejected from the vehicle while a passenger, Wesley Richardson, 27, was in stable condition, according to NBC4.
A Columbus native, Pead was a second-round draft pick of the Rams in 2012 after starring at the University of Cincinnati.
A message posted Saturday morning on Cincinnati football's Twitter account said that the program's "thoughts & prayers are with former #Bearcats RB @iPead."