Mike Richardson, a former Chicago Bears star cornerback and a member of the Super Bowl XX team, was arrested on a murder charge in Arizona on Wednesday.
According to KNXV-TV, the 59-year-old Richardson was arrested in connection with the death of 47-year-old Ronald Like. Inmate records in Maricopa County show that Richardson faces charges of being murdered by second-level personnel and possessing banned weapons, as well as charges of possessing drugs with intent to sell drugs.
He should be tried in court on January 6 and held in a $1 million bond.
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Investigators said that according to the Republic of Arizona, Like was found after being shot at an intersection in Phoenix and was taken to the hospital, where he died.
Richardson was a star defensive player at Arizona State University before becoming a professional player. The Bears selected Richardson in the second round of the 1
From 1983 to 1988, he played for the Bears for six seasons and played three games with the San Francisco 49ers in 1989.
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However, Richardson’s latest arrest is not the first in rap.
According to KNVX-TV, the Phoenix police have arrested Richardson twice in 2020. He was arrested in Maricopa County on suspicion of theft and possession of drugs.
ESPN and the “Chicago Tribune” detailed Richardson’s convictions for more than 20 crimes between 1992 and 2008.
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ESPN reported in 2010 that Richardson was released from custody and sentenced to 10 years and 13 years in prison after the California Court of Appeals ruled that he did not violate the 2008 probation.