NFL free agent defensive end Antwan Odom was shot in the leg early Monday morning during a home invasion in Mobile, Ala., according to Jessica Taloney of WKRG TV.
Taloney tweeted that Odom's injury was not life-threatening and later added that he was eating breakfast with his family later on Monday morning.
The incident evokes memories of the 2007 shooting death of NFL player Sean Taylor, who died of a gunshot wound suffered during an attempted robbery at his home in Florida. Like Odom, Taylor was also shot in the leg by an intruder. Sadly, the bullet damaged the femoral artery in the 24-year-old's leg, causing significant blood loss and ultimately his death.
Odom, who signed a $29.5 million deal in 2008 with the Cincinnati Bengals, missed 26 games over the past three seasons due to several injuries and a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The 30-year-old has had a rough 2011, to say the least. His $1.1 million home burned down in March, resulting in what Mason Deputy Fire Chief Craig Bryant called a "total loss."
The Bengals released Odom in July.
Odom played his first four seasons with the Tennessee Titans.