Lawrence Phillips the St. Louis Rams 1996 first-round draft choice, and 6th overall, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for assault with a deadly weapon. Back in August of 2005 Lawrence strangely got into a pick up football game at a park with some kids. After losing a pickup football game, Lawrence got into his car drove onto the field and struck three people! While the car struck three people it narrowly missed others and Lawrence was convicted on seven counts of assault with a deadly weapon.
Phillips reportedly cried at the sentencing and told one of the victims, “I’m sorry that your leg is messed up. I’m sorry you have to come in here like this.”
Lawrence played in the NFL for the Rams, Dolphins and 49ers, as well as NFL Europe, Arena Football League, and the Canadian Football League.
The 1996 NFL Draft could have been huge for the St. Louis Rams. The Rams had two selections in the top 18 and selected Lawrence Phillips out of Nebraska, and Eddie Kennison from LSU. Oh what could have been. The Rams could have seleted Eddie George, Terry Glenn, Marvin Harrison or Ray Lewis, just to name a few. Can you imagine getting Ray Lewis and Marvin Harrison in the same draft!
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