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NFL murder trials vs. Rams


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NFL murder trials

Why they are on the list: Two murder trials involving NFL players is too many. Cherica Adams, Rae Carruth's girlfriend, was eight months pregnant when she was shot to death by Van Brett Watkins. Watkins, who admits to killing Adams, says the killing was arranged by Carruth. The defense contends that Watkins shot Adams to frame Carruth because he was angry, not because Carruth paid him to kill the woman.
Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens was charged with double-murder after two men were stabbed repeatedly during a fight outside a post-Super Bowl party. Lewis maintained that he simply was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but he complicated the situation by lying to the police. Without much direct evidence linking Lewis to the stabbings, prosecutors tried to convince the jury that Lewis masterminded a conspiracy to cover up the crime. Lewis eventually pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor, when the prosecution agreed to drop the murder charges if he testified against the other defendants.

Cinderella Rams

Why they are on the list: In 1999, the Rams finished 4-12 and despite the success they had leading up to the postseason in 2000, critics were still saying that the team hadn't faced any tough opponents. Then in the final minutes of Super Bowl XXXIV, it came down to quarterback Kurt Warner's arm against the Titan defense. With the score tied at 16-16 and 2:05 remaining, Warner heaved the ball down the right sideline where Rams receiver Isaac Bruce slowed and outjumped cornerback Denard Walker to grab the ball. Then Bruce dodged safety Anthony Dorsett and ran in for the 73-yard game-winning touchdown.

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