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    The NFL IS NOT FOOTBALL LEAGUE ITS, NATIONAL FELONY LEAGUE.

    Can you imagine how much higher the crime rate would be if there was no such thing as professional Sports? Everyday I will post an athlete in the NFL who joined the The National Felony League and I think this thread can last for years. How stupid are these athletes who choose to throw everything away when their life is damn near perfect? Todays post is Rae Carruth, he choose to have his girlfriend murdered and put on the referee uniform for life. Money not well spent. Rae Carruth

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    Rae Carruth

    Inmate photo of Rae Carruth.
    Born January 20, 1974 (age 39)
    Sacramento, California
    Conviction(s) Conspiracy to commit 1st degree murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle, using an instrument to destroy an unborn child
    Penalty 291 months, 25 days (24 years, 3 months, 3 weeks and 4 days)
    Conviction status In custody
    Occupation Former professional football player
    Children Raelondo; Chancellor Lee Adams
    No. 83, 84, 86, 89
    Wide receiver
    Personal information
    Date of birth: January 20, 1974 (age 39)
    Place of birth: Sacramento, California
    Career information
    College: Colorado
    NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27
    Debuted in 1997
    Last played in 1999
    Career history
    Career NFL statistics
    Receptions 62
    Receiving yards 804
    Touchdowns 4
    Stats at NFL.com
    Rae Lamar Wiggins[1][2] (born January 20, 1974), known as Rae Carruth,[3] is a former American football wide receiver in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers. In 2001, he was found guilty of conspiring to murder the woman who at the time was carrying his child and is serving a prison sentence with an expected release date of 2018.[4]
    Biography[edit]

    Carruth attended Valley High School in Sacramento, California, and played four seasons at the University of Colorado. He was named a first-team All-America in 1996. His college quarterbacks were future NFL quarterbacks Koy Detmer andKordell Stewart. He was a first-round draft pick, selected with the 27th pick in the 1997 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. He signed a four year, $3.7 million deal. His sophomore year at CU his Sacramento girlfriend, Michelle Wright, gave birth to their son Raelondo.[5]
    He had a respectable rookie season, starting 14 games. Wearing uniform number 89, he caught 44 passes for 545 yards and four touchdown passes, tied for first among rookie receivers. He was named to the all-rookie team at wide receiver.
    He broke his right foot in the opening game of 1998, and did not catch another pass that season due to the injury. He ended the year with four catches for 59 yards (all on opening day). He played in the first six games of the 1999 season, making 14 catches for 200 yards.
    Criminal history[edit]

    On Nov. 16, 1999, near Carruth's home in Charlotte, North Carolina, Cherica Adams, a real estate agent he had been casually dating, was shot five times by Van Brett Watkins, a night club manager and friend of Carruth. Surviving the shooting for a while, Adams called 911 and described how Rae Carruth behaved: he had stopped his vehicle in front of hers as another vehicle drove alongside Adams and its passenger shot her, and Carruth then drove from the scene.[6]
    Adams was eight months pregnant with Carruth's child at the time. Soon after her admission to the hospital, she fell into a coma.[6] Doctors saved the child, Chancellor Lee Adams, via an emergency Caesarean section, but the mother died a month later (on Dec. 14). Chancellor suffers from cerebral palsy, but is otherwise healthy. Like his father, he's very athletic and even plays football in his motorized wheelchair. He won a gold medal in a 30 meter dash with his wheelchair in the Special Olympics. He's being raised by his maternal grandmother, Saundra Adams, in Charlotte.
    Carruth went to the police and posted a $3 million bail, on condition that if either Cherica or Chancellor died, he would turn himself in.[6] After Cherica died, he fled and became a fugitive. The Panthers released him a few days later, citing amorals clause in his contract. He was captured after being found hiding in the trunk of a car outside a motel in Parkers Crossroads, Tennessee. Also in the trunk was $3,900 cash, bottles of his urine, extra clothes, candy bars and a cell phone. Prosecutors in the case believed Carruth hired Watkins and others to murder Adams because of her adamant refusal to abort their unborn child. In the defense theory, Rae Carruth had been caught up in a drug deal gone bad. Although, he hadn't done any drugs nor did he drink, he was swept into the drug deal. He later refused to fund the deal. According to his defense, on the night of the shooting, after refusing to fund the drug deal, Watkins (the confessed shooter) shot Cherica Adams after an attempt to ask her about Carruth's whereabouts once he had driven off. She reportedly flipped Watkins the bird and that's when he opened fire into her black BMW. Carruth was found guilty ofconspiracy to commit murder, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and using an instrument to destroy an unborn child. He was sentenced to 18 to 24 years in prison. He was found not guilty of first-degree murder, and so was spared thedeath penalty. He is serving a sentence of at least 18 years and 11 months at Nash Correctional Institution near Rocky Mount, North Carolina, with a projected release date of Oct. 22, 2018.[7]
    The driver of the vehicle used in the murder, Michael Kennedy, pleaded guilty to second degree murder and was sentenced to 11 years and eight months. Kennedy was released in 2011. Van Brett Watkins pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the shooting, and was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years and three mont


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    Former NFL running back Phillips sentenced in L.A. to prison

    Updated: October 3, 2008, 9:18 PM ET
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    LOS ANGELES -- Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison, two years after he was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon.
    The sentencing was repeatedly delayed while Phillips fought to withdraw a guilty plea in a domestic abuse case that could have led to a stiffer sentence.
    Phillips
    Phillips was convicted in 2006 of seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
    The 33-year-old former Nebraska running back has been jailed since August 2005, when he drove onto a field near Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and his car struck three boys, ages 14 and 15, and a 19-year-old man, who suffered cuts and bruises. The car narrowly missed four other people, prosecutor Todd Hicks.
    Phillips was allegedly upset after losing a pickup football game to the youths and accused them of stealing some of his possessions.
    "When he gets angry and he feels disrespected, he acts out with blind rage," Hicks said in a telephone interview after the sentencing.
    In court, Phillips tearfully apologized to one of the victims.
    "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.
    "I'm sorry you have to come in here like this," Phillips said, adding that he "wanted the chance to say I didn't mean to hurt people."
    Superior Court Judge George G. Lomeli said Phillips should have thought about what he did.
    A call to Phillips' attorney Leslie Ringold was not immediately returned.
    Sentencing was delayed while Phillips tried to withdraw a 2000 guilty plea to hitting a woman he had been dating during a confrontation at the Beverly Hills Hotel, the prosecutor said.
    The plea stands as a strike against Phillips under California's "three-strikes" law, which mandates tougher sentences for repeat offenders.
    Phillips contended he was coerced into pleading guilty to domestic abuse and making a criminal threat, resulting in a brief prison term and three years of probation.
    His attempts to withdraw the plea are continuing, Hicks said.
    That crime would be considered a first strike under California's "three strikes" law. If the guilty plea stood, it means the car assault would be a second strike carrying a potential sentence of 20 years, prosecutors said.
    The St. Louis Rams released Phillips for insubordination in 1997. He signed with the Miami Dolphins, but was later released. In 1999 in NFL Europe, he set league records for rushing and touchdowns with the Barcelona Dragons.
    He signed with the San Francisco 49ers later that year, but was released for missing a practice. He also has played in the Canadian Football League.

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    Lawrence Phillips is a person who had so much talent and so many chances but chose to throw it all away. The Rams, Niners and Miami gave him opportunities and now he wears the referee uniform instead.

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    Timeline: Lawrence Taylor's arrest record often overshadowed NFL records

    BY DAILY NEWS STAFF

    PUBLISHED: THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010, 2:36 PM

    UPDATED: THURSDAY, MAY 6, 2010, 3:49 PM



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    Former New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor gestures to a photographer while leaving a federal courthouse in Camden, N.J., in 1999.


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    Thursday's arrest on a charge that he raped a teenage girl in an upstate New York hotel is just the latest legal trouble that Lawrence Taylor had found himself in:
    Feb. 14, 1986: Enters six-week drug-rehab program in Houston, stays one week.
    March 20, 1986: Admits in public statement that he has received help for substance abuse.
    Aug. 29, 1988: Given 30-day four-game suspension for second violation of NFL's drug-abuse policy for cocaine use.
    RELATED: GIANTS LEGEND LAWRENCE TAYLOR ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH RAPING TEEN GIRL
    March 1989: Fails breath test when police find him asleep behind the wheel of his Jeep beside the Garden State Parkway in N.J.
    May 10, 1989: Acquitted in Saddlebrook, N.J., of drunken driving charges
    Sept. 20, 1995: Tries to choke a reporter after a Giants practice.
    April 16, 1996: Driver's license suspended for outstanding parking tickets in Newark, N.J.
    PHOTOS: LAWRENCE TAYLOR: GIANTS GREAT SACKED BY OFF-THE-FI
    May 3, 1996: One of 15 arrested in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for allegedly trying to buy $100 worth of crack from undercover police while in town for a celebrity golf tourney. Charges dropped when LT agrees to 60 hours of public service.
    June 4, 1997: Pleaded guilty to filing false 1990 income-tax return and failing to report $48,000 income from the now-defunct LT Sports Club in East Rutherford, N.J.
    May 13, 1998: Arrested in his New Jersey home in a roundup of deadbeat parents. Released after about 10 hours in jail when a friend pays $6,000 in child support and for an outstanding traffic violation.
    Oct. 19, 1998: Arrested again, this time in Florida, for allegedly buying $50 in crack from an undercover cop and for possessing drug paraphernalia.
    Nov. 2009: Arrested in Miami for leaving the scene of an accident.
    May 6, 2010: Arrested and accused of raping a teenage girl at a hotel in Suffern, N.Y.







    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...#ixzz2Ypihg4Dz

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    L.T. just never wanted the party to end. Should have been set for life, was one of the best ever at his position and could've been an announcer in the booth for years but let the drugs and sex take over. Too Bad!!!!
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    This guy was 6' 4" 250 lbs of pure evil and was worse than O. J. Simpson. He murdered seven white people and referred to them as white devils. This Subhumans name is Robert Rozier. The Yaweh ben Yahweh Cult

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    White Devils

    While Mitchell drew accolades in public, he became increasingly paranoid about what was being said about him at the warehouse.
    He formed a secret group called "The Brotherhood," a band of tall, muscular young men available for discrete missions. To become a member of The Brotherhood, applicants had to kill a "white devil" and bring Mitchell a body part - an ear, nose or finger - as proof of the kill. Between April and October 1986, according to court papers, Mitchell's "Death Angels" descended on Miami frequently to kill random white people.

    Robert Rozier

    Robert Rozier, a former pro football player, was his chief enforcer.Rozier, a muscular 6-foot-4 giant who once played football for the Saint Louis Cardinals and the Oakland Raiders, was one step from homelessness by the time he found Yahweh in 1982. He was wanted by police across the United States and in Canada for a string of petty crimes ranging from writing bad checks to forgery.
    He moved into the Temple of Love after serving a six-month prison stint, and changed his name to Neariah Israel, or child of god. He worked hard in the Yahweh booze factory and earned brownie points with Temple elders.
    On a Saturday night in April 1986, Rozier decided to try out for The Brotherhood. He donned street clothes, slipped a 12-inch Japanese-style knife inside his jacket, and left the warehouse to go hunting for white devils.
    He ended up in Coconut Grove, a thriving gay neighborhood, and followed groups of people around, looking for someone who was weak or small, impatient to kill. A white man, stumbling down the street as if he were drunk caught his attention and Rozier followed him to his apartment. As the man opened the door, Rozier forced his way inside and stabbed the man in the heart. There was another white man living in the apartment, and he stabbed that man to death as well. He briefly considered chopping off their heads to take to Mitchell, but couldn't figure out how to transport the heads in public without arousing suspicion, so he left.
    When Rozier showed Mitchell his knife the next day and told him what he did, Mitchell praised him. Next time, he'd remember to bring back a body part.
    Rozier, who admitted killing seven people, later became the prosecution's star witness. In a cool, detached voice, he told the courtroom how, on another occasion, he and another Death Angel walked the streets of Miami for hours looking for white devils, before coming across a man passed out in a car in a bar parking lot. The two men stabbed the man in the chest repeatedly, then sliced off his ear. When they dropped it in the dark and couldn't find it, they went back and cut off his other ear and brought it to Mitchell.
    As a reward, Mitchell gave the men the following day free; they went to see the movie Aliens.
    As more white men, usually homeless or alcoholic drifters, started showing up dead and mutilated on Miami's streets, the police thought the killer was a deranged Vietnam vet. They never suspected the killings had been ordered by one of the city's revered black leader

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    Robert Rozier Yahweh Ben YahwehFORMER NFL PLAYER CONVICTED IN 8 RACIALLY MOTIVATED KILLINGS:Former NFL player Robert Rozier was a former University of California defensive lineman. He played six games for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1979 before his career fizzled out due to allegations of drug use and petty crime.By 1986, he was reborn as ‘Neariah Isarel,’ “Child Of God.” To prove himself to the cult leader, Yahweh Ben Yahweh, Rozier descended into Miami’s Coconut Grove and repeatedly stabbed an intoxicated man and his roommate until they died. He ultimately pleaded guilty to four other murders in Florida and confessed to three more.Rozier, 49, was living anonymously in Cameron Park when deputies arrested him for bouncing checks. After serving ten years in prison, Rozier was set free with a new identity in 1996 (witness protection program) his reward for testifying against Yahweh Ben.Yahweh and other leaders of a sect blamed for at least 23 killings and a series of firebombings in the 1980’s. A homeless white man was found stabbed 8 times outside the cult's temple in Newark in 1984.Rozier said he was mesmerized into violence by Yahweh Ben Yahweh who called himself “God the son of God.” Rozier said he was ordered to kill by “a very intelligent Hannibal Lecter” who claimed he was “God on planet Earth.”“It was hammered into us 15 to 16 hours a day about men being lynched and women being smashed down and babies being torn open,” Rozier said. “Isn’t that how they trained the Marines, by dehumanizing the enemy?”The cult was considered a black supremacist sect because the victims were white. During the 80’s, the cult allegedly tortured, raped and murdered numerous white men and women and is suspected in many more racial killings.Rozier says, “I am the first to come to grips with what happened. I am not living in a psychotic world. I’m living in a real world and having to face myself. I have grieved more than any human being can grieve.” Rozier insists, the only danger he presents to society is the eagerness of his enemies to kill him.

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    That cult in the 80's tortured, raped and murdered numerous white men and women. Robert Rozier admitted to killing 7 himself.

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    Don't get him mixed up with Mike Rozier. Mike Rozier was a good tough running back with the Oilers and had a great career.

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    Did you come up with national felony league all by yourself? Very original

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    many of these guys have low IQ and no moral compass, they think they are above the law

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    Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend, then self


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    Just horrific news out of Kansas City this morning. According to multiple reports, Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, and then drove to the team's facility and killed himself. The team confirmed the incident in a statement. “We can confirm that there was an incident at Arrowhead earlier this morning. We are cooperating with authorities in their investigation." The 25-year-old Belcher, who started 10 games this season, reportedly fired the first gunshots around 8 a.m., and then drove to the facility a short time later. Rumors are swirling that several Chiefs coaches confronted Belcher, urging him not to take his own life. More on this as it develops. Original Story: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Helmet...


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    Why couldn't he just blow his own brains out? Why the girlfriend first? Glad he did take himself out because he was obviously mentally disturbed. What could be so bad being rich at 25 years old?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irish1 View Post
    Lawrence Phillips is a person who had so much talent and so many chances but chose to throw it all away. The Rams, Niners and Miami gave him opportunities and now he wears the referee uniform instead.
    I believe Lawrence Phillips is taking classes online in prison to get his Masters degree from the University of Nebraska.

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    no doubt in my mind at least 10-15% of the players would be behind bars if they were not in the NFL. Football simply lets them show their aggression on the field in a legal way.

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    Sam Hurd, ex-NFL player, pleads guilty to drug charge


    Pictured is a courtroom artist drawing of Chicago Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd as he makes an initial court appearance before Judge Young Kim on federal drug charges Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 in Chicago.
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    Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to buy cocaine and marijuana to buy cocaine to set up a drug-distribution network, a move that leaves him facing significant prison time.
    Hurd, 27, pleaded guilty in federal court in Dallas to one count of possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute. His trial was scheduled to begin Monday, and a federal judge had refused his attorney's request to delay it.Prosecutors and Hurd's attorneys have been in plea discussions for months, according to one of his attorneys, Jay Ethington. One sticking point was what allegations Hurd would acknowledge in a plea agreement, which will factor into his recommended sentence on the indictment, Ethington said in September.Hurd was a player for the Chicago Bears when was arrested in December 2011 outside a Chicago-area steakhouse after accepting a kilogram of cocaine from an undercover officer, according to documents prosecutors filed in the case. Prosecutors alleged he told the officer and an informant at the steakhouse that he wanted to purchase up to 10 kilograms of cocaine a week for $25,000 per kilogram.

    His arrest shocked his teammates and led to his release from the team.Months later, he was back in court after failing two drug tests and allegedly trying to arrange another drug buy.Two men linked to Hurd's alleged attempts to buy drugs have pleaded guilty and were prepared to testify against him.Hurd played college football at Northern Illinois and then five seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before signing a contract with the Bears in 2011 that was reportedly worth up to $5.15 million.After his arrest, a law enforcement source told CBS Radio's 670 The Score that Hurd was a top drug dealer in Chicago and police have a list "in the double-digits" of NFL players who were supplied drugs by the receiver.Hurd's attorney said his client never sold drugs to other NFL players.

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    Sam Hurd now wears the referee uniform . NFL player arrested on federal drug charges

    By Jim Barnett, CNN
    updated 6:18 PM EST, Thu December 15, 2011


    Chicago Bears wide receiver Samuel Hurd is accused of conspiring to set up an illegal drug distribution network.

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    • Chicago Bears wide receiver Samuel Hurd arrested
    • Officials accuse him of trying to set up a drug distribution network
    • He accepted a kilo of cocaine from undercover agent, they say



    Washington (CNN) -- NFL player Samuel Hurd has been arrested and charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday.
    Agents say Hurd, 26, a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, was arrested Wednesday night after a five-month investigation that began in Dallas, where Hurd once played for the Cowboys. Authorities say he was trying to set up a drug distribution network in Chicago.
    The complaint states that Hurd met with an ICE undercover agent at a restaurant in Chicago on Wednesday night when, law enforcement officials say, Hurd introduced himself as the person communicating with a confidential informant.
    Hurd stated that he was interested in purchasing 5 to 10 kilograms of cocaine, at $25,000 per kilogram, and 1,000 pounds of marijuana at $450 per pound per week for distribution in the Chicago area, according to ICE.
    Hurd said that "he and another co-conspirator currently distribute about four kilograms of cocaine per week in Chicago but that his supplier couldn't supply him with enough quantity," Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said.
    After they finished negotiating, according to the complaint, the undercover agent presented Hurd with a kilogram of cocaine that Hurd accepted.
    "Hurd stated that he plays for the Chicago Bears and that he gets out of practice at about 5:30 p.m., after which he would make arrangements to pay for the kilogram of cocaine," ICE officials said in a news release, "Hurd left the restaurant with the bag of cocaine and was arrested shortly thereafter in the parking lot of the restaurant."
    If convicted, Hurd faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. CNN's efforts to contact Hurd's lawyers were unsuccessful Thursday afternoon.

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    The percentage of arrests in pro sports divided by athletes is about the same as the number of arrests divided by the number of professionals in any other career.

    Thing is, you hear about the high profile arrests more so than the number of Joe Public white collar arrests.

    My point being, the percentages of arrests in pro sports is about the same as the percentage of arrests in any other profession.

    In a column by Jason DeRusha of CBS Minnesota, DeRusha says, since 2000, 573 NFL players have been arrested for things bigger than speeding according to the San Diego Union Tribune. DeRusha says, "That's an arrest rate of 1 in every 45 players."

    Do the math, that's a little mroe than 2 percent.

    “Anytime a NFL player gets arrested, you’re going to hear about that story, you aren’t going to hear about it the other times someone gets arrested,” Tauer said.
    When you compare DUI arrests, it’s almost identical. In the NFL, one in 144 is arrested on suspicion of DUI. The national rate is 1 in 135.
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    Give this man a zebra suit and also a vasectomy. Henry gets 3 years in federal prison

    Updated: July 15, 2009, 7:50 PM ET
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    BILLINGS, Mont. -- A federal judge Wednesday sentenced former NFL player Travis Henry to three years in prison for financing a drug ring that moved cocaine between Colorado and Montana.
    Henry, 30, of Frostproof, Fla., was arrested by federal drug agents last October -- just a few months after the running back's release from the Denver Broncos.
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    He pleaded guilty in April to a single count of conspiracy to traffic cocaine. In handing down Wednesday's sentence, U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull in Billings also gave Henry five years of probation and recommended he enter a 500-hour drug treatment program.
    Completion of the treatment program could knock off up to a year from Henry's sentence. His attorney, Harvey Steinberg, said that with additional time off for good behavior Henry could be out of prison within 16 months.
    Henry has said that at the time of his arrest, he was struggling to keep up with child support payments after fathering at least nine children with nine women. But Cebull said it was Henry's addiction to marijuana that destroyed the his career and ultimately landed him in federal court.
    "This is a unique case in that you're a unique individual. You're a heck of a football player," Cebull said. "You are not unique in this sense: your drug habit."
    Cebull and the defense described Henry as a minor player in the Denver cocaine ring and said he had been ensnared in the conspiracy by a friend.
    Clad in a blue prison jumpsuit and wearing handcuffs, Henry apologized to the court and said his criminal actions did not reflect his true self.
    "If given the chance, I want to tell kids around the world that using drugs and abusing drugs isn't the way," he said.
    He had faced a possible 10 years to life in prison and a $4 million fine. Cebull waived the fine because he said Henry could not afford it.
    Henry rose from a childhood of poverty -- his single mother picked oranges for a living -- to become a record setting running back at the University of Tennessee.
    He was drafted into the NFL in 2001 and joined the Broncos in 2007. His descent from the pinnacle of professional sports to federal inmate took just 13 months, beginning with his release last June from the Broncos.
    One season into a four-year, $22.5 million contract, Henry was cut following allegations of drug use and a perceived lack of commitment.
    His income gone, Henry turned to the drug trade in part to cover mounting child support payments, according to court documents and testimony.
    That criminal career proved brief.
    A driver moving cocaine for Henry from Denver to Billings agreed to turn federal informant after being arrested last September. That person later helped authorities set up a sting operation against Henry and his co-defendant, James Mack.
    Two weeks later, as Henry was leaving a Denver-area apartment with 6 kilograms of cocaine, the authorities moved in. Henry attempted to run, but was chased down and caught after a short pursuit.
    Defense attorney Steinberg had asked for leniency and said Henry turned to cocaine trafficking out of desperation. He said Henry went into a "downward spiral" after losing $40,000 in drug proceeds that were stolen from a house in Billings.
    Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Thaggard argued for a sentence of at least 33 months.
    "Mr. Henry did have it all, in a sense, and he lost it. That's unfortunate," Thaggard said. "The bottom line is this was a significant conspiracy to move a substantial quantity of drugs."
    Following his arrest, Henry initially was released on $400,000 bond. He was jailed after being arrested again in Florida in May, for violating the terms of his release by drinking alcohol.
    Sentencing for Mack, of Bow Mar, Colo. is set for July 24.

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    These guys just love the thrill of breaking the law.
    Woody Johnson on Michael Goodson arrest: NY Jets are about ‘truth, justice and the American way’

    Jets owner channels his inner Superman in describing the Jets' moral stance on the newly-signed running back's arrest and subsequent drug and weapons charges.

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    Jets owner Woody Johnson tells reporters on Monday that Rex Ryan (r.) and GM John Idzik will both interview running back Michael Goodson.



    Woody Johnson’s team may be sinking faster than a speeding bullet but that didn’t stop him from talking like a super hero on Monday.
    The Gang Green owner told reporters at the NFL owners meetings in Boston that the Jets were about “truth, justice and the American way.”
    Unfortunately for Johnson, he may need Superman to save the Jets, who can barely get out of their own way, let alone bend steel or leap tall buildings in a single bound.
    Johnson’s eye-popping quote came in response to a question about Mike Goodson, the Jets’ running back arrested Friday morning on weapons and drug charges but still remains on the team.
    “We’re at a point of investigating the facts,” Johnson said. “John Idzik met with him this morning. He’ll meet with the coaches today. We’ll try to get the story on what the facts are and go from there.
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    Michael Goodson is arrested Friday and hit with drug and weapons charges.


    “We’re trying to win games and do the right thing. Truth, justice and the American way. We live by it, we really do,” Johnson said, invoking the line from Superman.
    Goodson was at the Jets’ facility Monday but did not participate in OTAs, according to a source. The running back was the passenger in a stopped car on Interstate-80 West when he was arrested early Friday morning.
    He was charged with unlawful possession of a handgun, possession of a handgun, possession of a hollow-point bullet, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Goodson was bailed out of Morris County Jail later Friday.
    New Jersey State Police said Monday that the case was still under investigation. Evans’ pre-trial hearing is scheduled for June 12, and a clerk at Morris County Superior Court told the Daily News that Goodson would presumably have his hearing on the same day.
    Goodson signed a three-year, $6.9 million contract with the Jets in March. Should the Jets release Goodson, they would be left with Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, Joe McKnight and John Griffin at running back.




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    Plea talks under way with Jets' Mike Goodson on gun, pot charges

    Peggy Wright, USA TODAY Sports2:56 p.m. EDT June 12, 2013



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    MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- Handgun and marijuana possession charges filed last month against New York Jets running back Michael Goodson and a friend will be presented to a Morris County grand jury but plea talks also will continue, a Morris County assistant prosecutor said Wednesday.
    Goodson, 25, and co-defendant Garant Evans, 31, of Roselle faced a throng of media when they appeared in Superior Court, Morristown, for a routine hearing called an early disposition conference and which lasted less than one minute for each man.
    County Assistant Prosecutor Peter Foy told Superior Court Judge Mary Gibbons Whipple that no plea offers have been extended to either defendant and the charges filed out of Denville on May 17 will be presented to a grand jury for possible indictment, the prelude to a trial. But Foy said talks toward resolving the charges are still under way.
    "I'll continue to speak with counsel about resolving this prior to grand jury," Foy said.
    After the hearing, Foy quipped "Good morning to everyone" when asked whether either defendant has claimed ownership of the gun, a .45-caliber Taurus Millennium.
    Goodson's co-counsel, Anthony Fusco, last week told USA Today Sports, which, like the Daily Record, is owned by Gannett, that discovery he has received in the case revealed that Evans, the driver of the car when both were arrested, claimed ownership of the weapon.
    In court Wednesday, Evans' lawyer Joseph Afflito said he could not comment. Afflito said that Foy sent a letter to the judge expressing displeasure that attorneys were publicly discussing the case with the media. The judge met privately with the lawyers before the quick hearing and cautioned them on giving statements about the charges to the press, Afflito said. Fusco was not in court; Goodson was represented by Fusco's associate Alfred V. Gellene.
    According to a probable cause affidavit prepared by a State Trooper, authorities were alerted around 3 a.m. on May 17 of a Chevrolet Yukon that was stopped in a center lane of Route 80 in Denville. The trooper said he approached the car to speak with Evans, the driver, and could smell alcohol and burnt marijuana emanating from the interior of the SUV and he allegedly spotted in plain view a metal marijuana grinder.
    The trooper saw Goodson in the passenger seat, in an incapacitated condition.
    "Goodson was incoherent, slobbering and had vomited all over himself as well as the interior of the vehicle," the affidavit said. He allegedly had marijuana in his pants pocket.
    A search of the SUV turned up a loaded, semiautomatic handgun that contained five full metal-jacket rounds and one Winchester hollow-point bullet, as well as more marijuana, including two partially smoked marijuana cigars and drug paraphernalia, the affidavit said.
    Fusco had provided to USA Today Sports a portion of the State Police report in which the trooper said that Evans "stated the gun was his but refused to answer questions regarding where it came from or where he acquired the gun."
    The handgun possession charge is a second-degree offense that carries punishment upon conviction of between five and 10 years in prison. The marijuana charges are disorderly persons offenses.
    Goodson, a running back from Spring, Texas, signed a three-year deal with the Jets this offseason.

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    Looks like the CFL is calling his name and that's only if he doesn't wear the "ZEBRA" outfit.

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    Thanks, Irish, for posting that about Mike Woodson. Somehow, I had missed that story.

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    Report: New York Jets Linebacker Bryan Thomas Charged With Aggravated Assault For Striking His Wife

    by Dylan Murphy | 5:10 pm, January 8th, 2013



    And the New York Jets train keeps on a-rollin’. 33-year-old linebacker Bryan Thomas, who recorded 18 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 12 games this season, was charged with aggravated assault stemming from an incident with his wife back on October 31st. The couple lives in Randolph, New Jersey, where Thomas was arrested.
    Via the Daily Record:
    “The linebacker — described as 6 feet, 4 inches and 265 pounds on the NFL roster — allegedly pushed his wife with a kitchen chair, punched her in the stomach, and grabbed her by the neck, causing pain and marks on her body, according to criminal complaints.
    Thomas, who posted $2,500 bail after his arrest, also was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon (the kitchen chair), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana, and possession of 20 tablets of suspected hydrocodone.”
    Thomas has hired hotshot lawyer Joseph Tacopina, who is trying to wipe Thomas’ criminal slate clean by applying for the Morris County’s Pre-Trial Intervention Program for first-time offenders. Successful completion of the program would result in a dismissal of all charges and an unblemished record for Thomas.
    Thomas’ next court appearance is scheduled for February 5th, two days after the Super Bowl

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    They just can't lose the "GANGSTA" image. It must be a fantasy of theirs to pack some heat. Maybe they love the black and white striped suits. Is that a new NFL Style? Detroit Lions CB Aaron Berry arrested again, bringing the NFL’s offseason count to 29











    (Getty Images)On Saturday morning, Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry was arrested on three charges of simple assault for an incident in which he allegedly brandished a firearm. It is Berry's second arrest in less than a month, the seventh arrest of a Lions player since the 2012 offseason began, and the 29th police incident involving an NFL player since the confetti came down on Super Bowl XVLI on the evening of Feb. 5.
    "We are extremely disappointed by the reports involving Aaron Berry," the team said in a statement that it should be able to copy/paste and find/replace in Word by this point. "We are currently gathering more information and will have further comment when appropriate."
    The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett, who first reported the news, was told that Berry was taken into custody at around 2:30 a.m. ET, and was no longer at the holding facility when the conversation took place.
    "Obviously, I'm limited in what I can provide because it's a pending investigation," Birkett was told by an individual at the Harrisburg Police Department identifying himself as Cpl. Gautsch (Birkett noted that a Cpl. Kyle Gautsch works for the department.) "It looks like he was charged with three counts of simple assault and there was a firearm involved. Any other information would have to be disclosed by our press-release guy."
    Berry was also arrested last month on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, and other charges, after witnesses claimed that his BMW hit two parked cars. On Friday, Berry entered a diversion program for first-time offenders. Under the agreement, he is to perform 20-40 hours of community service in a six-month period and submit to an alcohol evaluation.
    Obviously, circumstances have changed. According to Pro Football Talk, Berry may have pointed a gun at group of people from inside a car.
    "He's talking [sic] responsibility," Berry's attorney, Corky Goldstein, said on Friday. "His insurance is taking care of any damage to his car and damage to the two unattended cars, so that'll be taken care of. And he'll get into that ARD program probably sometime in January because they're so backed up and he'll be in that for six months."
    In addition to Berry's two arrests, the Lions have also had to deal with running back Mikel Leshoure's two marijuana arrests, defensive tackle Nick Fairley's arrests for marijuana possession and DUI, and offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath's marijuana possession charge.
    Lions rookies and injured players are scheduled to report to the team facility on Monday, and the team's training camp begins on Friday, July 27.

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    This dude is a trip! Burglary with guns? Isn't that armed robbery? Maybe I'm missing something, in any case measure him up for a zebra suit.
    Kiante Tripp, Browns DT, jailed on burglary charge














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    • Published: July 3, 2012 at 01:58 p.m.
    • Updated: Aug. 3, 2012 at 01:37 a.m.





    We have our second NFL arrest report to emerge during this holiday week.
    Browns DT Kiante Tripp has been jailed on burglary charges. (Associated Press)

    Police told WAGA-TV in Atlanta on Tuesday that Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Kiante Tripp was arrested on charges of burglary in College Park, Ga.
    Tripp and two others are accused of threatening people inside of an apartment and then "ransacking" the place. Police told The Associated Press that Tripp and the men were arrested Sunday.
    Investigators also told the station that Tripp and the other two men were looking for a man and some money that allegedly was stolen from them. They reportedly had guns when they allegedly conducted the burglary.
    Tripp was an undrafted rookie last year but made theBrowns' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster in late November.
    UPDATE: Tripp was being held at Fulton County Jail in Atlanta. A jail representative confirmed that the defensive tackle is facing a charge of felony burglary. The second-year pro was still in custody on Wednesday afternoon and his bail was set at $15,000, according to a jail official.
    Browns general manager Tom Heckert told the AP that he is aware of the incident, but he declined to comment any further.


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    Hey, here's a white NFL player who committed murder. This person is definitely wearing the ZEBRA suit and thats for life. Eric Naposki Gets Life In Prison: Ex-NFL Player Sentenced For Murder

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    Eric Naposki looks toward jurors as they are polled following a guilty verdict at Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana, Calif. Thursday July 14, 2011. A jury on Thursday found the former New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts linebacker guilty of killing Southern California millionaire William McLaughlin nearly 17 years ago. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 21. (AP Photo/H. Lorren Au Jr., Pool)



    SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A former NFL linebacker was sentenced Friday to life in prison without possibility of parole for murdering his lover's wealthy live-in boyfriend nearly two decades ago in California.
    An Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced Eric Andrew Naposki more than a year after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder in the fatal 1994 shooting of 55-year-old William Francis McLaughlin.
    Naposki's lover, Nanette Ann Packard, urged the former linebacker for the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts to kill McLaughlin because she stood to collect $1 million on a life insurance policy if he died, prosecutors said. She gave him the key to the home she shared with McLaughlin and told Naposki when he would be home.
    Naposki shot McLaughlin six times in the kitchen and then fled – but later showed up for his job as a bouncer at a local night club, prosecutors said.
    The day before the Dec. 15, 1994, killing, Packard wrote a $250,000 check from one of McLaughlin's accounts and deposited it into her personal account.
    Packard pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year in jail in 1996 for writing checks from McLaughlin's account without his knowledge, but the murder case went cold.
    Investigators long suspected Packard and Naposki, however, and new technology to identify the weapon along with a new witness allowed prosecutors to file murder charges in 2009.
    Naposki, now 45, was extradited from Connecticut.
    Packard, now 47, was convicted of murder in January and is serving a sentence of life in prison without parole

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    They are cursed........They have an evil spirit. They are an evil race of people. They deserve what they get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRifleman View Post
    They are cursed........They have an evil spirit. They are an evil race of people. They deserve what they get.
    NFL Players are a whole race of people? That's interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenash View Post
    The percentage of arrests in pro sports divided by athletes is about the same as the number of arrests divided by the number of professionals in any other career.

    Thing is, you hear about the high profile arrests more so than the number of Joe Public white collar arrests.

    My point being, the percentages of arrests in pro sports is about the same as the percentage of arrests in any other profession.

    In a column by Jason DeRusha of CBS Minnesota, DeRusha says, since 2000, 573 NFL players have been arrested for things bigger than speeding according to the San Diego Union Tribune. DeRusha says, "That's an arrest rate of 1 in every 45 players."

    Do the math, that's a little mroe than 2 percent.

    “Anytime a NFL player gets arrested, you’re going to hear about that story, you aren’t going to hear about it the other times someone gets arrested,” Tauer said.
    When you compare DUI arrests, it’s almost identical. In the NFL, one in 144 is arrested on suspicion of DUI. The national rate is 1 in 135.
    Good stuff steve...the only entertainment value a thread like this has is when the ignorant OP is corrected, yet fails to learn (or in this guys case even acknowledge the correction). We see if with rifleman on a daily (hourly?) basis, nice to see a little more variety in the ignorance here though
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    how You How Often NFL Players Get Arrested

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    Mario Wolf, an active Reddit user from Germany who goes by ChrisTroy , tried his hand at some data visualization of the constant prosecutorial attention endured by members of the NFL.
    Basically, NFL players get arrested a lot.
    And certain teams have more players that spend a night in lockup than others.
    Needless to say, the results are fascinating.
    Mario kindly gave us permission to run these charts.
    1. Here are the arrest counts for every team in the league since 2000.

    The Bengals, Vikings and Broncos have the most players who have been arrested. The Cardinals, Jets, Rams and Texans have by far the fewest.

    Mario Wolf

    2. This chart is fantastic. Notice how players tend to get arrested more often in the offseason, particularly right before and right after the season starts and ends. Idle hands, as the saying goes.

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    3. This chart also shows the positions that end up in the clink most often.

    Defensive players end up behind bars more than offensive players.

    Wolf also said that he forgot to include kickers and punters from this set of players — who hasn't been there — and that there have been 6 kickers and 2 punters arrested from this time period.

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    4. The AFC West and North have the most arrests between the divisions. The NFC East and West have the best-behaved players.

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    5. NFL Player arrests have actually declined since spiking between 2006 and 2008

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    6. And while this isn't a chart, Wolf also put out this table showing the number of days since a team last saw one of its players arrested. Amazing how different Dallas and Houston can be.






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    Here is some stats that a little different than yours Nash. Believe what you want.
    What Do Arrests Data Really Say About NFL Players And Crime?

    You can find all kinds of data about all the arrests in the NFL; tracking the alleged criminal behavior of football players has become something of a cottage industry unto itself. The San Diego Union-Tribune has a comprehensive database from 2000 to the present. Reddit user Mario Wolf has some charts on arrests sorted by team, division, and time of year. And The Sports Geeks offers a neat interactive timeline of all 664 incidents.
    Context is a little harder to find. Six hundred sixty-four arrests seems like a lot. (Well, actually, given the news regarding Kaluka Maiava and Alfonzo Dennard within the last day, it's 666 arrests since January 2000. The NFL should root for one more arrest, ASAP.) That's a big, spooky number—big enough, especially when one of those 666 is Aaron Hernandez, to conclude the NFL has a Serious Problem. Does it?
    To assess, we calculated the yearly arrest rate per 1,000 NFL players, by type of crime, based on 1,696 active players each season (53 roster spots multiplied by 32 teams). One note: Each NFL season has more active players than roster spots, so the arrest rate we've produced here is actually a little overstated.
    By my count, the three most common charges in the NFL database were DUI, assault/battery (including domestic violence), and drug possession, with 72 percent of all incidents including at least one of these charges. Below, we compare the NFL arrest rates for these offenses, plus weapons charges, to the arrest rates for the country as a whole in 2010.
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    At first glance, this looks not so great for the league. With 7.4 annual assault/battery/domestic charges per thousand players, the league saw 34 percent more arrests for these violent crimes than the general population; 8.3 annual DUI charges per thousand was 81 percent higher than the U.S. average; and 2.2 weapons charges per thousand was 324 percent (!) higher. NFL players faced only 4.2 drug charges per thousand, which was actually 20 percent lower than the U.S. as a whole.* (We can guess why: The NFL tests for recreational drugs during the season, so there's one good reason not to use them, and some drugs also make it awfully hard to compete at the highest athletic level.)
    But comparing NFL players to the general population does us little good. NFL players are all adult men, and adult men are more likely to be arrested than the population at large. How do those numbers look?
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    Compared with their peers, these players were 11 percent less likely to get a DUI (8.3 per thousand compared to 9.4 for adult males), 23 percent less likely to get an assault charge (7.4 vs. 9.6), and 59 percent less likely to get a drug charge (4.2 vs. 10.4). The NFL's problem is the one Bob Costas identified: NFL players were still more than twice as likely as the average man to face a weapons charge (2.2 vs. 1.0).
    (One last note: The average NFL player is younger and blacker than the average American adult male, factors which make himeven more likely to be arrested. We opted not to adjust for those factors, in favor of producing the most straightforward comparison.)
    *73 percent of NFLers' drug arrests were for weed only, compared to a national a

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    Viking Caleb King beat man after being teased, sheriff's office says

    By Jeremy Fowler
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    POSTED: 04/28/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT
    UPDATED: 04/28/2012 11:21:51 PM CDT


    The Anoka County sheriff's office on Saturday, April 28, 2012, arrested and booked Minnesota Vikings running back Caleb King on suspicion of third-degree assault. (Anoka County jail booking photo)
    Minnesota Vikings running back Caleb King was arrested Saturday, April 28, after he allegedly sent a man to the hospital with a "substantial set of injuries" from an attack outside a party, according to the Anoka County sheriff's office.
    A news release from the sheriff's office said King, 24, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault. King, who remains in custody at the county jail, allegedly caused injuries that resulted in more than 50 stitches for the victim, who might have "very serious brain damage," according to the release.
    Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said of the arrest: "I was made aware of it today. I don't have any further comment on it right now. We're still collecting and gathering information."
    The sheriff's office gave the following account:
    King was attending the birthday party of a 21-year-old female friend in Oak Grove when he took offense to the victim teasing King "about his resemblance to a celebrity" about 3:15 a.m. King followed the victim to his car and punched him in the face, and when the victim got into the car and locked the passenger door to call 911, King opened the driver's-side door and pulled the victim out, punching him several times and throwing him head-first to the ground.
    Homeowners took the victim inside and refused to call 911, the report says, but the sheriff's office tracked the victim's cellphone location from the attempted call inside the car. The homeowner told a deputy outside of the home that there was no problem, the report says.
    The alleged victim is in serious condition at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids.
    King, who has not been charged, was arrested on 192nd Avenue, where the party was, and he denies assaulting the man, the report says, saying the man "simply fell to the ground when King was talking to him."
    King, who went undrafted in last year's supplemental draft, was on the Vikings' practice squad until a Week 17 promotion. He was inactive in the season finale against Chicago.
    King, 5 feet 11 and 217 pounds, was a highly recruited high school player from Norcross, Ga., and was considered the University of Georgia's top signee in its 2007 recruiting class, according to a July 2011 story in the Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald.
    While at Georgia, King was suspended for two games for failing to appear in traffic court because of a speeding ticket and then sat out the Liberty Bowl because he violated university policy by missing his fifth academic meeting.
    In July, the university declared him academically ineligible.



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