Former Lion Erik Kramer wounded in apparent suicide attempt

Journeyman QB led team to its only playoff win since 1957.


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Former Detroit Lions quarterback Erik Kramer was injured Tuesday night by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to NBC News. The injury was initially reported as non-life-threatening.

Kramer, who in 1992 led the Lions to their only playoff win since their last NFL championship in 1957, was discovered by Los Angeles County authorities in a motel west of L.A., in Calabasas, California.

The former NFL journeyman, 50, also played for the Atlanta Falcons, Calgary Stampeders, Chicago Bears, and San Diego Chargers in a 13-year professional career.

In 2011, Kramer's son Griffen died of a heroin overdose in Agoura Hills, California. He was 18 years old.