Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison, apparent suicide

Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was found dead in a California prison Wednesday of an apparent suicide. Phillips, 40, was facing a possible death penalty for allegedly murdering a former cellmate at Kern Valley State Prisojn. Phillips played for the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers. He had several legal problems in the NFL and in college at Nebraska where he was involved in domestic violence issues. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.  
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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