Business owner, former NFL WR shot in leg during robbery
BATON ROUGE - A former wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers and Baton Rouge business owner was shot early Monday morning during a robbery at a townhouse in the city.
37-year-old Nathan Black was shot in the leg, according to his Facebook page. Black owns a personal training facility in the Capital City.
East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputies reported responding to the scene of the shooting at the Briar Hollow Townhouse complex off Siegen Lane at Briar Hollow Avenue.Investigators said the victim was shot in the leg and drove himself to the hospital.
Black was connected to the Panthers, Saints and Redskins in the NFL before he was released due to a knee injury. He also appeared on rosters in Europe and the Arena League. He played college ball at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches.