- Date of Birth:
- May 12, 1975
- 6' 0"
- Little Rock
Lawrence Phillips (born Lawrence Lamond Phillips May 12, 1975, Little Rock, AR), was an American football star. He played the position of running back and won two college football national championships for University of Nebraska Cornhuskers in 1995 & 1995. He was the sixth pick in the 1996 NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams. He went on to play for the Miami Dolphins, and San Francisco 49ers from 1996 through 1999, and for Canadian football teams the Montreal Alouettes and Calgary Stampeders in 2002 and 2003.
Best Known For:
Being a football star, numerous domestic abuse charges, choking to death his prison cellmate.
In 1995 Lawrence was arrested for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Kate McEwen, a basketball player for the Nebraska women’s team, which caused a brief suspension from the Cornhuskers. On August 21, 2005, Phillips was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly driving a car into three teenagers, following a dispute with the teens during a pick-up football game in Los Angeles, CA. He was also wanted by the San Diego Police Department in connection with two alleged domestic-abuse incidents involving a former girlfriend, who claimed that Lawrence had choked her to the point of unconsciousness. On October 10, 2006, he was found guilty of seven various counts involving the 2005 car incident and sentenced to 10 years in a California state prison. In April 2015, his cellmate was found choked to death in their cell and Lawrence was charged with first degree murder in the case. On Jan. 13, 2016 he was found unresponsive in his cell at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano, California, just one day after a judge ordered him to stand trial in his cellmate’s murder. His death is believed to be a suicide.