SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A tragic turn of events for an already sad story. Former NFL star Lawrence Phillips has been found dead in his prison cell.
California prison officials believe the 40-year-old killed himself.
Lawrence Phillips was a star running back at Nebraska and a first-round pick for the St. Louis Rams in 1996… but lasted in the NFL only three seasons.
He was sent to a California prison in 2008 after being convicted of choking his girlfriend, false imprisonment and driving his car into three teens.
While serving a 31-year sentence, authorities say he killed his cellmate in April of last year.