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The 10 Worst Criminals in the NFL

10 of the orst Criminal in the NFL * * * 46 Aaron Hernandez Patricts AARON HERNANDEZ 1989 Birth '10 '12 '13 '15 Verdict New England Patriots Hernandez is convicted of first-degree murder of Lloyd and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Boston double homicide Murder of Odin Lloyd Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu, 29, and Safiro Teixeira Furtado, 28, were killed by gunshots fired into their vehicle. Hernandez with 2 other men killed his acquaintance Odin Lloyd. Lloyd's body was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the back and chest. Super Bowl Party Ray Lewis Ray Lewis was accused of getting into a verbal and physical altercation with a couple of men who were also attending the celebra- tion. These two men were later found stabbed to death. Suspicion fell upon Lewis after a search of his limousine and the suit that he was wearing revealed the blood of these two men. Lewis was indicted on two murder counts. How- ever, once the case went to trial, the prosecutor dropped it. Verdict Lewis eventually served one year probation after being charged with obstruction of justice because of misleading comments Lewis gave to law enforcement officials. 1975 Birth 1996 2000 2012 Baltimore Ravens Jim Dunaway Playing middle linebacker his entire career, Lewis is consid- ered one of the greatest ever to play the position. Murder of Jim's wife Verdict Jim's wife, Nonniel Dunaway was found dead in a swimming pool. The result of the autopsy showed that she had a frac- tured skull and was unconscious prior to being put into the half full swimming pool. Jim was the primary suspect for the murder and was later arrested. The grand jury felt there was not enough evidence for an indictment, so Jim walked away scot-free. 1941 Birth '63 '69'70'71'72 '98 '02 New lawsuit Jim's children filed civil wrongful death charg- es against him and re- ceived damages to the order of $500,000. BUFFALO AFL Buffalo Bills NFL Buffalo Bills NFL Miami Dolphins Jim has the unique privilege of being one of the individuals who played in the 1972 undefeated Miami Dolphins team. * * * * * * * JIM DUNAWAY defensive tackle Dwayne Goodrich Hit-and-run accident Verdict Goodrich was involved in a hit and run acci- dent that killed two people. Police believed that he struck and killed two motorists who were trying to rescue a man from a burning car on a North Dallas freeway. Goodrich served eight years in pris- on on two counts of criminally negli- gent homicide. "02 '03 1978 Birth 2000 Dallas Cowboys * * * * Girlfriend's murder Suicide Jovan Belcher Belcher shot and killed Cassandra Perkins, the mother of his three month old daughter. After the murder, Belcher drove to visit his coach and the team's general manag- er. There he was quoted as saying that he 'was not able to get enough help.' Belch- er then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. JOVAN BELCHER 1987 Birth '09 '12 59 Kansas City Chiefs 59 Attack and raping In one of the most shocking crimes committed by an NFL player, Darrell Russell, along with two other com- panions, videotaped themselves as they brutally attacked and raped a woman from Pennsylvania. This attack, which allegedly took place over the course of five hours, was alleged to have been done after the victim had been slipped a date rape drug. After police raided the home where the attack took place. They seized the videotape of the attack. Darrell was arrested and charged with a crime. Darrell Russell RUSSELL Verdict Prosecutors dropped the case believing that the jury would not convict him. O-0-0-0 1976 Birth "02 '03 '04 '05 '97 Death Russell died in a fatal car accident. Oakland Raiders Tampa Bay Buccaneers Washington Redskins Offseason and/or practice squad member only. Eric Naposki Murder for financial gain Naposki had conspired with Nanette John- ston, his secret lover, to murder Nanette Johnston's boyfriend Bill McLaughlin so that Johnston could collect McLaughlin's life insur- ance policy. Barcelona Dragons ERIC NAPOSKI Defensive End "94 '96'97 '12 1966 Birth '88 '89 '91 '92 Verdict Naposki was convicted of the crime and sentenced to life in prison without parole. New England Patriots Barcelona Dragons Indianapolis Colts Sat Contract killing Rae Carruth Rae Lamar Wiggins, known as Rae Carruth, hired a friend to murder Cherica Adams, the woman who was pregnant with his child. Adams died, but the child survived. 89 Hae Carruf 1974 Birth '97 '99 '01 Verdict Carruth received an 18 to Carolina Panthers 25 year prison sentence. St. Louis Cardinals Robert Rozier Serial killing After a series of petty crimes, Rozier found Yahweh ben Yahweh's « Temple of Love». The cult had been founded by Eulon Mitchell, Jr., who billed himself as the son of God incar- nate. Then Rozier decid- ed to join «The Brother- hood», Yahweh's secret group, that required murdering a «white devil» and returning with a body part to join. Rozier would admit to killing seven people to please Yahweh. Verdict After making a deal to tes- tify against the cult leader, he was sentenced to 22 years in prison. After serv- ing ten years of the sen- tence, Rozier was set free. '86 1955 Birth L8.08,64, Canadian Football League • Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Hamilton, Ontario); • Saskatchewan Roughriders (Regina, Saskatchewan). St. Louis Cardinals Rozier was only an NFL player for six games. He was let go from the St. Louis Cardinals after being suspected of drug abuse. «0. J.» Simpson Double murder Nicole Brown Simpson (ex-wife of O.J.Simpson), and waiter Ronald Gold- man were found murdered outside Brown's condo in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. Evidence found and collected at the scene led police to sus- pect that O. J. Simpson was the mur- derer. Brown had been stabbed multi- ple times in the head and neck and had defensive wounds on her hands. O. J. SIMPSON BILLS Verdict The jury returned a verdict of not guilty. 1947 Birth '69 "77'78 79 "94'95 '97 Civil trial Both the Brown and Goldman fam- ilies sued Simp- son for damages in a civil trial. A jury unanimously found there was a preponderance of evidence to hold Simpson liable for damages in the wrongful death of Goldman and battery of Brown. San Francisco 49ers Buffalo Bills O.J. Simpson was the first NFL player to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season. PMGuardian .com

The 10 Worst Criminals in the NFL

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With the conviction of Aaron Hernandez, the world was shocked. The good example that, if you're a celebrity, it does not mean that you will come unscathed out of the battle. But sometimes you'll come....


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