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Thu Sep 3, 2015, 02:09 AM

Ex-NFL running back Phillips charged with killing cellmate

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips has been charged with murder in the death of his cellmate at a Central California prison.

Phillips is suspected of killing 37-year-old Damion Soward at Kern Valley State Prison in April. Officials determined Soward was strangled.

The Kern County district attorney's office says the 40-year-old Phillips faces a first-degree murder charge.

Phillips was once one of the nation's top college football players at Nebraska. He played for the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers during a three-year NFL career.

Read more: http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/crime/article/Ex-NFL-running-back-Phillips-charged-with-killing-6480290.php

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 06:06 AM

1. Wow.

 

He keeps on going.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 07:32 AM

2. Another instance when I wonder if CTE is partially the cause

CTE: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

It is a progressive degenerative disease which afflicts the brain of people who have suffered repeated concussions and traumatic brain injuries, such as athletes who take part in contact sports, members of the military and others.

Some of the most common include loss of memory, difficulty controlling impulsive or erratic behavior, impaired judgment, behavioral disturbances including aggression and depression ...


http://www.protectthebrain.org/Brain-Injury-Research/What-is-CTE-.aspx

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Response to Auggie (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 08:41 AM

3. He was beating women back in college

 

It seems more likely he was always just an asshole.

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Response to mythology (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 3, 2015, 09:39 AM

4. CTE has been found in high school athletes

Phillips is likely a natural asshole. The CTE (as the link reports) may be fueling the worse behavior.

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