Pictures from the past in St. Louis sports…
Thursday July 27th 2017

Lawrence Phillips

One of the few shining moments in the Ram’s career of Lawrence Phillips…a game ball from Head Coach Dick Vermeil after the home opener in 1997. It was all downhill after that as Vermeil tried everything he could think of to keep Phillips on the straight path to NFL stardom. By November of that year, the decision to cut Phillips after his refusal to attend team meetings and practices over a dispute with playing time had Vermeil in tears and Phillips on the road which would finally lead to a December 2009 prison sentence of 31 years. For all his ability, he could not outrun his off the field troubles.

 

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