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Chicago Bears 1985 corner Michael Richardson arrest murder charge Arizona, Ronald Like


A former NFL star has been arrested in #Phoenix on a murder charge, police sources said.

#Michael #Richardson, 59, who was an #All-Pro cornerback and won a #Super #Bowl with the #Chicago #Bears in 1985, was arrested #Thursday on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the #Wednesday shooting death of 47-year-old #Ronald #Like, multiple police sources told the #Central #Phoenix #News.

#Like, who was discovered by police at an intersection, was rushed to hospital in a critical condition with a gunshot wound and later died. #Phoenix cops investigated the shooting death as a homicide, the #Arizona #Republic reported.

#Richardson, who lives in a gated community in #East #Mesa, also had a felony warrant out for his arrest, according to court documents.

#Maricopa #County jail records show #Richardson was being held without bond on charges of murder, possession of a weapon by a prohibited person and possession of a dangerous drug for sale. #He’s due to appear in court on the warrant on #January 6, records show.

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#Richardson, a native of #Compton, #California, was a starting cornerback for the #Bears’ vaunted defence in 1985 and was named a second-team #All-Pro in 1986. #He was also featured in the team’s iconic “Super #Bowl #Shuffle” video.

“I’m L.A. #Mike and I play it cool, they don’t sneak by me because I’m no fool,” #Richardson rhymed on the song.

#Prior to being drafted by the #Bears in 1983, #Richardson was a standout #All-American at #Arizona #State #University.

#Wednesday’s arrest is the latest in a string of legal troubles for #Richardson. #He had been previously busted twice this year by #Phoenix cops for alleged drug possession and was arrested in #Maricopa #County in 2018 on charges of theft and possession of meth, crack cocaine and heroin, KNXV reported.

#In 2010, ESPN reported that #Richardson was released from custody and had a 13-year prison sentence cut by more than 10 years after a #California appellate court determined he did not violate terms of his probation in a 2008 conviction for selling narcotics.

The incident led to #Richardson’s 21st conviction on drug-related charges at the time — and his fifth felony in 16 years, ESPN reported.

#Legal trouble for #Richardson began just three years after his final NFL season in #San #Francisco in 1989 when he was found guilty of two felony drug counts and received a four-year prison sentence, ESPN reported.

#Richardson’s public defender, according to court transcripts, said #Richardson’s “deep dependence on drugs” began when he was just 13 years old.

– #New #York #Post



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