Former Saints WR Brett Perriman Hospitalized, Fighting For His Life
Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brett Perriman was hospitalized on Tuesday in Miami, according to multiple reports.
He collapsed Tuesday night due to immensely high blood pressure.
Yesterday, he remained on life support, but showed signs of progress that have continued.
Andy Slater of WINZ 940 AM in Miami reports through a Perriman family member that Brett is "no longer using a breathing machine".
A ten year career in the NFL, Perriman began it with the Saints who drafted him 54th overall in the 2nd round out of Miami.
Following 3 seasons with New Orleans, Perriman spent 6 with the Detroit Lions where he and Herman Moore were part of the first duo in NFL history to surpass 100 receptions in a single season.
Perriman's son Breshad is a current wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens. He offered up the following messages of support on his twitter page.
Luther Campbell, frontman of the popular early 90s hip hop group 2 Live Crew tweeted about Perriman's condition on Tuesday night.
The prayers appear to be working, as Perriman continues to improve.