Former Nebraska Cornhuskers running back, Lawrence Phillips has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison after he was convicted in 2006 of at least seven counts of assault.
Lawrence’s sentence had been delayed for so long as he was fighting for the conviction simultaneously.
He was arrested on August 21, 2005 when he hit three teenagers with his car near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after losing a pick-up football game. One of them was sitting in the court while the sentence had been given. Lawrence apologized to him publicly.
“I’m sorry that your leg is messed up,” Phillips told Rodney Flores, after hearing the young man tell the court that he was unable to pursue his dream of playing high school sports as a result of being hit when he was 16.
Phillips was wanted by the Los Angeles police as well as the San Diego police for at least three counts of domestic abuse, at the time of his arrest.
Lawrence, 33, was once the top college football player in the nation. He was the sixth overall in the 1996 NFL Draft. But, beside being an exceptional player, he was let go by many top teams due to his off-field behavior and other character charges. He went for 1,453 yards and 14 touchdowns in 35 NFL games.
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