Sports Former NFL Player/Heisman Candidate/Murderer Dies In Jailhouse Suicide

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    Lawrence Phillips, 40, found dead in California jail cell

    Lawrence Phillips, the former Nebraska football star who was facing a murder charge, was found dead Wednesday morning in his California prison.

    Authorities at Kern Valley State Prison said they are investigating the death as a suspected suicide.

    The prison staff was conducting security checks shortly after midnight local time Wednesday when they found Phillips, 40, unresponsive in his cell, according to a release from the prison. Phillips was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 90 minutes late.

    Phillips was on trial for the alleged murder of his former cellmate at the prison. If convicted, he could have faced the death penalty.

    He has been in prison since October 2008, where he was serving a 31-year sentence on various charges including inflicting bodily harm including domestic violence, corporal injury to a spouse, false imprisonment and vehicle theft.

    Phillips played running back for Nebraska in the 1990s before a brief stint in the NFL. His pro career was cut short by a series of off-field incidents and legal issues.
     
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    his soul was part of the Rams deal move to LA
     
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    Dude threw it all away.


     
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    Lawrence Phillips' dead cellmate hid razor blades in Bible, pubic hair

    The former cellmate Lawrence Phillips is accused of killing hid razor blades in a Bible, soap and in his pubic hair and once attacked an inmate with a razor-edged weapon, according to custody records.

    The razor blades were discovered during three incidents between 2004 and '06 and the attack took place in '08 when Damion Soward was in San Bernardino (Calif.) County Jail, the records show. Prison guards also recovered a six-inch knife in Soward’s shoe in 2014 when he was going through a metal detector at Calipatria State Prison, according to records.

    Phillips, the former football star, faces first-degree murder charges in Soward's death in April at Kern State (Calif.) State Prison.

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    Jesse Whitten, a private attorney who will be representing Phillips, and Andi Bridges, a deputy district attorney for Kern County who is prosecuting the case, both declined to comment.

    In total, Soward was involved in 12 incidents involving weapons or violence while incarcerated dating back to 2004, according to the records.

    In 2008, Soward assaulted an inmate with a razor-edged weapon in the San Bernardino County Jail and the inmate suffered injuries to his face and arms, records show. A year earlier, according to records, guards found Soward and another inmate pinning down a third inmate and beating him with chains, fists and elbows.

    Soward, who was serving an 82-year sentence before he died April 12, was a member of the Projects Gangland Black Rag Mafia Crip Street Gang, records show.

    In letters Phillips wrote to former coaches over 18 months before Soward’s death, he said he’d had conflicts inside prison with gang members. Phillips also wrote that he’d accepted solitary confinement rather then share a cell with a gang member.

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    Phillips, who was the star running back on the University of Nebraska's championship teams in 1994 and 1995 and played three seasons in NFL, is due back in court in December for a preliminary hearing.
     
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    I'm surprised it took this long.
     
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    I wouldn't quite term it that he threw it away. He was bad news before he ever got to the NFL
     
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    I'd off myself if I had to do 31 yrs too. Fuck that.
     
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    He should have hung out with Ray Lewis for tips on how to get away with murdering people
     
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    Shocking to no one. What a waste. It's really crazy when you see guys like him have a shot at so much more in life and end up losing it all. I'm surprised he never played for the Lions. They seem to get those types all the time.
     
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    Oh, gee, was it OJ?

    See what I did there? OG ... OJ. And there's an OH there, too. :)
     
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    He saved the taxpayers a few bucks.
     
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    Fuck him
     
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    At least died doing what he loved.
    Killing People.
     
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    His estate should get a % of the savings.
     
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    Here's a highlight reel with some ironic music. Great player who managed to tarnish the reputation of everyone who tried to help him.

     
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    He died doing what he loved. Keeping it real and serving time in prison with his homies.
     
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    Some great detective work here..... :rolleyes:

    On April 12, 2015, Phillips' cellmate Damion Soward, the cousin of former USC Trojan and NFL wide receiver R. Jay Soward, was found dead in the cell the two men shared. Soward, who was serving a sentence of 82-to-life for a murder conviction, was choked to death, and Phillips was regarded as the prime suspect in the case.
     
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    Great college running back. Shitty person. The 1995 Huskers were sure fun to watch though.
     
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    I look at it more as the talent was wasted on him rather than he was a waste of talent
     
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