Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Former Nebraska RB Lawrence Phillips Found Dead Of A Possible Suicide In California Prison.

USA Today is reporting that former Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips was found dead in his cell inside Kern Valley State Prison in California on Wednesday. He was age 40. A spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the death is being investigated as a possible suicide.

Phillips,had been in prison since 2008, when he was convicted on charges of domestic violence against a former girlfriend. In a separate case, we was found guilty of running his vehicle into a group of three teenagers.

At the time of his death, Phillips had been facing first-degree murder charges in a case involving a former cellmate who was found dead in the cell they shared. Phillips was awaiting trial on those charges, which could have led to his facing the death penalty.

Phillips was a member of the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 1993-1995. He played on the 1994 and 1995 squads that won back-to-back national titles. He later played in the NFL, NFL Europe, and the CFL.

(via USA Today)

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