Former Wisconsin and UW-Whitewater running back Booker Stanley is recovering from being shot in the back during an armed robbery in Milwaukee early Friday morning, according to a report from WITI-TV.
Two men jumped out of their cars and robbed Stanley around 1 a.m. Friday morning near 26th and State in Milwaukee. After giving the men his money, watch and keys to his car, Stanley said one of the men shot him in the back while he was lying on the ground.
He found assistance from a nearby bar, and was just released Monday from Froedtert Hospital. He suffered a punctured and collapsed lung, which doctors say will take about six weeks for recovery.
Stanley played for the Badgers from 2003 to 2005 and later for Lance Leipold and UW-Whitewater during the 2010 season.
Recently, the former Whitefish Bay standout released a PSA with his companies, BTS and BTS models, that he and his fiancee, Jovan, own, hoping to stop gun violence.
WITI-TV noted police were still investigating the shooting and have no one in custody.