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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lawrence Phillips: Same Song, Different Verse

Not to take anything away from fall camp today, but let's hope that the saga that never seems to end finally does end - for awhile anyways.

On Tuesday, Lawrence Phillips was convicted of assault and other felony charges - a total of 7 counts to be exact. Those charges include assault with great bodily injury, corporal injury on a spouse or roommate, false imprisonment, making criminal threats and auto theft.

Phillips is currently serving a 10 year prison sentence for hitting three teenagers with his girlfriend's car during a pick-up football game in L.A. He was sentenced for that crime in October of 2008.

So what will he be facing when he returns to court on September 8th? Only an additional 25 years which means that the California penal system could serve as Phillips' temporary home until the year 2043. In other words, he will be out for the 50-year reunion of the 1995 National Championship team.