Gil Brandt with Billings PD officers.’s Gil Brandt had quite the harrowing experience driving in Montana Thursday. Brandt tweeted that he and his wife Sara were driving to Billings to visit a friend, and that they got shot at after missing their exit and turning around at the next exit:

Brandt later shared a photo of himself with the police officers who came to investigate:

That’s quite the story from Brandt, who was a long-time personnel executive with the Rams (1955-57), 49ers (58-59) and Cowboys (60-88) before heading into the media world, where he’s been a key contributor to and to selecting All-America teams and players invited to the NFL draft. He was inducted into the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor last year and selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year. And on that front, he had some much better news to share as well Thursday:

It’s good to hear that Brandt and his wife are okay.

[Gil Brandt on Twitter]


About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.