For those familar with great College Football athletes turn Pro failures then you're probably familar with Lawrence Phillips. It was reported yesterday that he committed suicide while he was in Prison. Which likely stemmed from his ongoing investigation following him murdering his cellmate. This is from coming from a guy who I thought Scott Frost had it bad. It sounds like he had everything going against him since early childhood, realistically. Amazing talent cannot somehow counteract that sort of fundamental life handicap. This has E:60 written all over it. The last few seasons of Coach Osbourne and Nebraska were incredibly controversial and nearly ruined his legacy. At the time, many felt as though he abandoned his principles for titles. Lawrence Phillips and Christian Peter were bad guys and did not fit the traditional Nebraska recruit. Sure it would be an amazing watch, but Nebraska fans would have to face some tough truths. I had wondered what had happened to him. This is a situation of a very troubled man that succumbed to his inner demons. The fact that he should have just been exiting his NFL career a few years back is mind-boggling. I grew up watching backs that wouldn't have sniffed the talent this guy had. Truly one of the best College Backs I saw during the 90s. Wonder how the Rams felt mortgaging Jerome Bettis for this guy?