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Lawrence Phillips faces prison after losing pickup football game

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Trey Beamon, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    And to think the Rams chose this fucktard over Jerome Bettis...

    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.

  2. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Re: Lawrence Phillips convicted of assault, faces prison

    Strange. He always seemed like such a nice young man.
  3. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Tom Osborne said he favored harsh punishment for Phillips -- probation and community service.
  4. So you're saying the anger-management courses have or haven't worked?
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    What do Nebraska, Miami and Ohio State football all have in common?

    Convicted felons. :D
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Go to jail, go directly to jail, do not stop at the NFL, do not collect $2 million dollars. And don't come back for 20 years.
  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Can you imagine what the world would be like if Starman was "Judge of the Universe"?

    There'd only be a whole bunch of white American guys left. :)
  8. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Wasn't Phillips also the one who hawked his Big 8 championship ring for $20 so he'd have bus fare or something. What a waste.
  9. tyler durden 71351

    tyler durden 71351 Active Member

    Phillips is also the one who missed a block, leading to the sack that forced Steve Young into retirement. San Francisco threw him under the bus after that one...
  10. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Tom Osborne, "I got mine. I don't give a shit."
  11. doubledown68

    doubledown68 Active Member

    You know, the Nebraska State Penitentiary is in Lincoln. It used to serve as an extension campus.
  12. DyePack

    DyePack New Member

    The remaining people on the field should have pulled Phillips out of the car and delivered the harshest beating in the history of mankind.
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