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Former NFL Star Running Back Lawrence Phillips Found Dead In Prison Cell




Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was found dead in his California prison cell early Wednesdy morning. Officials said they suspect suicide, however an investigation is pending.

Prison guards for found Phillips unresponsive in his cell shortly after midnight. He was taken to a Hospital and was pronounced dead about 1:30 am.


Lawrence Phillips had brushes with the law during his college days as a Nebraska Cornhuskers. Phillips was born May 12th, 1975 in Little Rock Arkansas. When Phillips received a scholorship offer to play division one football for Nebraska, he was staying in a foster home.

Lawrence Phillips was stand out on the field, but his college career was overshadowed with his off the field issues. Phillips was forced to leave college early and played for 3 NFL teams, St Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, and San Francisco 49ers.


Phillips was sent to prison in 2008 to serve a sentence of more than 31 years after he was convicted of twice choking his girlfriend in 2005 in San Diego and of driving his car into three teens later that year after a pickup football game in Los Angeles.

Lawrence Phillips was suspected of killing his cellmate, Damion Soward 37. A Kern County judge had ruled there was enough evidence try Phillips for murder.






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