According to USA TODAY Sports, former Nebraska star running back Lawrence Phillips was found dead in his jail cell in California from an apparent suicide...

Phillips, 40, was not only a star RB for the Cornhuskers from 1993-1995, he was also drafted No. 6 overall by the St. Louis Rams in 1996. He was facing the possible death penalty in the alleged murder of his former cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison.

Here is a look at him at Nebraska...

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Bad taste to use "Smack my Bitch up" as the music for the highlight video don't you think?
Reply69 months
The world is now a better and safer place.
Reply69 months
Tom Osborne would let him start, regardless.
Reply69 months
Wow big loss there, not
Reply69 months
He dragged his girlfriend down 3 flights of stairs by the hair .... so....this is probably for the best.
Reply69 months
Let's keep it real- Lawrence Phillips was a troubled soul; but hard to feel sorry for him- no one to blame but himself. He was simply a horrible human being. My comments harsh? Like I said, I call it as I see it!
Reply69 months
For those wondering how he wound up in prison and didn't want to click the link....

In 2009, he was sentenced to 31 years in prison for two separate incidents — driving his car into three teenagers and assaulting an ex-girlfriend.

Sad.
Reply69 months
Sad story. Prayers to his family.
Reply69 months
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