Former Nebraska and NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was convicted of assault and other felony charges in San Diego. The Superior Court jury found Phillips guilty of seven counts after Phillips had been accused of choking his girlfriend on two occasions in August 2005, once into unconsciousness.
He faces up to 25 years in prison when he’s sentenced next month. Phillips already is serving a 10-year sentence for hitting three teenagers with his car in Los Angeles.
Phillips was once one of the nation’s top college football players at Nebraska. Dick Vermeil, then head coach of the St. Louis Rams gave him a shot in the NFL after many personal problems, but released him in 1997. He also tried to catch on with the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers, before heading to NFL Europe and the Canadian Football League.