Former Ohio State, Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells offering $15K reward to find brother's shooter

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Beanie Wells played four seasons in the NFL after he was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)
Beanie Wells played four seasons in the NFL after he was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

Former Ohio State running back Beanie Wells is offering a five-figure reward to anyone who can provide information to lead to the arrest of the person who killed his brother.

Akron Police said Joel Wells, 31, was shot in the head Thursday morning. Police found Wells lying on a driveway after they responded to a shooting call. Wells was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Per WEWS news, Beanie Wells is offering a $15,000 reward in the case and a local crimestoppers organization is offering an additional $5,000.

Beanie Wells played three seasons at Ohio State from 2006-08. His best season came as a sophomore in 2007 when he rushed for 1,609 yards and 15 touchdowns. He had 1,197 yards in 10 games as a junior before he turned pro. He was drafted with the 31st overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2009 NFL draft and played just four seasons in the NFL. Wells’ best season came in 2011 when he rushed for over 1,000 yards and had 10 rushing TDs.

He was cut by the Cardinals after missing much of the 2012 season with a turf toe injury and never played in the NFL again. He tore his Achilles in 2013 while working out for the Baltimore Ravens.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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