Former NFL Running Back Accused of Murdering His Cellmate


Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is the suspect in the murder of his cellmate at Kern Valley State Prison in California.

Phillips is currently serving a 31 year prison sentence for a few different charges including; choking his girlfriend and driving his car into three teens after a pickup football game in Los Angeles.

Phillips was a star college running back, he was arrested for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, by dragging her down the stairs. He was selected in the first round of the 1996 NFL draft. The 39-year-old played for the St. Louis Rams until being released in 1997 for insubordination. He also played spent time with the Dolphins and 49ers.

He’s suspected of killing Damion Soward, a 37-year-old inmate from San Bernardino County serving 82 years to life for a first-degree murder conviction.