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    I don't know if this was brought up, but once a year I look and see how this guy is doing. Last I heard he tried to run over kids with his car after flag football, but it looks like he'll be in jail until he is 60 or 70. If this has been posted already feel free to delete it.

    Updated: December 18, 2009, 10:05 PM ET
    Phillips says he didn't get fair trial
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    Associated Press

    SAN DIEGO -- Ex-NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been sentenced to more than 31 years in prison for attacking his girlfriend and driving his car into three teens.

    Phillips, 34, was sentenced Friday in San Diego for assault and other crimes.

    Phillips told the judge he didn't get a fair trail and he'll appeal.

    Phillips twice choked his girlfriend in 2005 in San Diego. Later that year, he aimed his car and struck three teens after a pickup football game in Los Angeles.

    A Los Angeles judge gave him 10 years for that attack but he was re-sentenced to seven years on Friday.

    Phillips was once one of the nation's top college football players at Nebraska. The St. Louis Rams released him for insubordination in 1997. He also play for the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco *****.

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    Re: Lawrence Phillips in jail for 31 years

    I still have his jersey. Anyone want any investment advice?

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      Re: Lawrence Phillips in jail for 31 years

      Originally posted by AlphaRam View Post
      I still have his jersey. Anyone want any investment advice?
      Burn baby Burn. Just like the old Disco alubums....

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        Re: Lawrence Phillips in jail for 31 years

        Another one bites the dust!

        Dummy!
        sigpic :ram::helmet:

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        • moklerman
          Lawrence Phillips gets 10 years in prison
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          Lawrence Phillips sentenced to prison

          In this Aug. 23, 2005 file photo, former National Football League running back Lawrence Phillips is shown in Superior Court in Los Angeles. Phillips was sentenced Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, to 10 years in prison after being convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, in Los Angeles.

          AP - Oct 3, 5:23 pm EDT

          LOS ANGELES (AP)—Former football star 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 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 three other people, prosecutor Todd Hicks said.

          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.

          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...
          -10-03-2008, 10:53 PM
        • r8rh8rmike
          Ex-NFL RB Lawrence Phillips Found Guilty In Calif.
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          SAN DIEGO (AP)—Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been convicted of assault and other felony charges in San Diego.

          A Superior Court jury found Phillips guilty Tuesday of seven counts. Phillips had been accused of choking his girlfriend on two occasions in August 2005, once into unconsciousness.

          He faces up to 25 years in prison when he’s sentenced next month. Phillips already is serving a 10-year sentence for hitting three teenagers with his car in Los Angeles.

          Phillips was once one of the nation’s top college football players at Nebraska. The St. Louis Rams released him for insubordination in 1997. He went on to play for the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco *****, and spent time in NFL Europe and the Canadian Football League.
          -08-12-2009, 12:21 PM
        • RamWraith
          Lawrence Phillips convicted of assault, faces prison
          by RamWraith
          Updated: Oct. 10, 2006, 10:28 PM ET



          LOS ANGELES -- Former NFL and Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips was convicted Tuesday of seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon for driving a car at a group of young men, injuring three.

          The 31-year-old Phillips drove onto a field near Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after losing a pickup football game on Aug. 21, 2005. He struck two boys, ages 14 and 15, and a 19-year-old man and narrowly missed four others between 15 and 24 years old, according to the prosecutor.

          The three who were struck sustained "severe bumps and bruises and cuts," Deputy District Attorney Todd Hicks said.

          A Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated about an hour before finding Phillips guilty, Hicks said.

          Phillips faces up to 20 years in state prison. A sentencing date is expected to be set Oct. 19.

          The prosecutor told jurors that Phillips became agitated when his team fell behind in the pickup game. He left the field, accused the boys of stealing from him and drove onto the field at a high rate of speed, Hicks said.

          Defense attorney Leslie Ringold argued that her client's actions were neither willful nor intentional and said there was "woefully insufficient evidence of assault."

          She said the car Phillips was driving first hit the front wheel of a bike and fishtailed.

          Phillips was arrested that day and has remained jailed since.

          He has a history of trouble with the law, going back a decade to his time as one of the nation's top college football players.

          The St. Louis Rams released him for insubordination in 1997 after he played 25 games with them. Phillips signed with the Miami Dolphins later in the 1997 season but was released after pleading no contest to hitting a woman in a nightclub.

          Phillips was the top offensive player in NFL Europe in 1999 after setting league records for rushing and touchdowns with the Barcelona Dragons.

          He signed with the San Francisco ***** later that year but was released for missing a practice. He has also played in the Canadian Football League.
          -10-11-2006, 05:31 AM
        • ramsanddodgers
          Lawrence Phillips gets 31 years
          by ramsanddodgers
          Lawrence Phillips gets 31 years
          Posted by Mike Florio on December 18, 2009 6:13 PM ET
          Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips, one of the biggest top-ten first-round busts of all time, has been sentenced to more than 31 years in prison for attacking his girlfriend, and for driving his car into three teens, according to the Associated Press.

          The incidents occurred in 2005.

          The Rams made Phillips the sixth overall pick in the 1996 draft, eight spots before Eddie George was selected by the Titans.

          The quick collapse of Phillips' career makes the franchise's ability to win a Super Bowl only three years later even more amazing. :|
          -12-18-2009, 07:25 PM
        • psycho9985
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          JUst heard on the news that this( pardon my french) psycho just ran down 3 teenagers with a stolen car.I hope they put that lunatic away for good.

          PS Sorry Mods if I put this in the wrong forum and I meant philips not philipsons
          -08-22-2005, 07:20 AM
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