FORMER NFL star Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in his California prison cell.

Officials believe Phillips, 40, killed himself on Wednesday.

The running back was a star player for the University of Nebraska before playing for St Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers — but he was plagued on and off field problems.

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It is unclear how Phillips took his own life - thesun.co.uk

Phillips retired in 1999 but continued to have problems with the law and was eventually sent to prison after being convicted of assault for driving his car into a group of teenagers.

In a seperate case, Phillips was convicted of assualting his former girlfriend.

And Phillips — who was serving a term of more than 30 years — was placed in a cell on his own after he was accused of killing his former cellmate.

On Tuesday, a judge found that there was enough evidence to try Phillips in the death of Damion Soward, 37.

It is unclear how Phillips took his own life.

Tom Osborne — Phillips’ coach at Nebraska — said: “He was an intelligent person and had some good qualities.

“Yet he had some anger issues and couldn’t overcome the demons in his life.’’

 

 

 

 

 

Source: thesun.co.uk

Photo: thesun.co.uk

Former NFL star Lawrence Phillips dies in prison aged 40 обновлено: Март 30, 2019 автором: Анна Старкова
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