USA Today- Micajah Reynolds was flagged down by a teenager in the early hours on July 31 while driving home on East Saginaw Street in Lansing. The teen had been shot multiple times, including in the head, in what police think was part of a robbery. “Nobody else was around and he was bleeding pretty badly,” Reynolds said. “I whipped my car around in the middle of the street and jumped out and ran over to him and helped him out. I put pressure on his wounds and stuff. He had been shot in the head. I’ve still got my shirt and all my clothes over at the house that are completely drenched in his blood and stuff. Thank God he made it.”
“I’m holding him, cradling him and putting pressure and telling him, ‘Hey, everything is going to be OK, everything is going to be all right.’ He’s telling me, ‘I’m dead,’ and I said, ‘You’re not dead, you’re sitting here talking to me. You’re gonna be fine, just hang on, just keep fighting.’ I felt like I was spotting someone on the bench and being like, ‘Man, you can do it. Just relax and keep going. You got it,’ and all that.’ Thankfully he made it. I haven’t really spoken to the family since I’ve been in camp and stuff. He was stable and everything the last time I checked.”
Considering pretty much every story involving gunshots and athletes cruising around in the early hours of the morning usually ends poorly for everyone involved, it’s always nice to see something like this. Obviously everyone would love to say they’d do the same thing in this situation but in all honesty if I saw a guy lying on the sidewalk bleeding at 2 in the morning I’d probably dial 911 and peel out as fast as I could, not turn my car around and willingly go out into the place where someone just got shot. In fairness judging from that picture he might actually be bulletproof, but regardless major props to Micajah for going above and beyond the call. Plus you’ve got to love his “I’m pretty sure he’s OK but I’ve been kind of busy with training camp” answer. Lifesaver and playmaker. What else could you want in a football player?