Former NFL star Lawrence Phillips was discovered lifeless in his jail cell and officers are investigating his demise as a suicide.
In accordance with TMZ Sports activities, Philips was discovered at 12:05 AM this morning when employees carried out a routine safety verify and observed Lawrence was unresponsive.
Officers say he was transported to an outdoor hospital the place he was pronounced deceased at 1:27 AM. Subsequent-of-kin has been notified.
Philips had been in solitary confinement since April after he was suspected of killing his cellmate, 37-year-old Damion Soward. He was just lately charged with homicide.
The 40-year-old — who performed for the Rams, Dolphins and 49ers — was initially locked up Kern Valley State Jail in California on a 31-year sentence for quite a few convictions, together with spousal abuse.
He was a operating again on the College of Nebraska within the 1990s earlier than enjoying within the NFL in a profession minimize brief by off-field incidents and authorized hassle.
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