Lawrence Phillips, 39, the former star running back at the University of Nebraska, is suspected of murdering his cellmate over the weekend. Phillips, who also played for the St. Louis Rams and Miami Dolphins, became more notorious for his off-field run-ins with the law. He is believed to have killed his cellmate, Damion Soward, at California’s Kern Valley State Prison. Soward was serving a sentence of 82 years to life for murder. Phillips was serving 31 years and four months for inflicting great bodily injury involving domestic violence, spousal abuse, false imprisonment, and vehicle theft.