According to police sources, the former Chicago Bears all-professional cornerback has been arrested in Phoenix on charges of murder.
Several police sources told KNXV that Michael Richardson, 59, who won the Super Bowl with the Bears in 1985, was suspected of being involved in the shooting of 47-year-old Ronald Rick on Tuesday. ) Arrested for murder on Tuesday.
Lake, who was found by the police at the crossroads, was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds in critical condition and later died. The Republic of Arizona reported that the Phoenix Police investigated the murder in the shooting.
According to court documents cited by KNXV, Richardson, who lives in a gated community in East Mesa, also received a felony arrest warrant for his arrest.
Prison records in Maricopa County show that Richardson was not detained for murder, possession of weapons and possession of dangerous drugs for sale. Records show that he was originally scheduled to appear in court on January 6.
It is not clear whether Richardson has hired a lawyer who can comment on the allegations he faces.
Richardson is a native of Compton, California. He became the starting cornerback for the Bruins̵
“I’m Los Angeles Mike, I played cool because I’m not stupid and they won’t sneak away,” Richardson rhymed in the song.
Before being drafted by the Bears in 1983, Richardson was an outstanding American at Arizona State University.
Wednesday’s arrest is the latest in a series of legal disputes by Richardson. According to KNXV reports, he was previously arrested by Phoenix police twice this year on suspicion of possession of drugs, and was arrested in Maricopa County in 2018 for theft and possession of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.
In 2010, ESPN reported that Richardson was released. After the California Court of Appeals ruled that he did not violate the 2008 probation clause for a drug-selling conviction, he was sentenced to 13 years in prison and reduced by more than 10 years.
According to ESPN, the incident resulted in the conviction of Richardson on 21 counts of drug-related charges and his fifth felony in 16 years.
Richardson (ESPN) reported that Richardson’s legal troubles began three years after his last football game in San Francisco in 1989, when he was convicted of two felonies and sentenced to four years imprisonment.
According to court records, Richardson’s public defender stated that Richardson’s “deep dependence” on drugs began when he was only 13 years old.