10 Professional Athletes Convicted Of Crimes
Ray Lewis is a former NFL player. He had played in Baltimore Ravens for 17 years. He was NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2003.
After a Super Bowl party in Atlanta, a fight between Lewis, his companions and another group had resulted to deaths of Richard Lollar and Jacinth Baker. Lewis along with his companions was questioned and a few days later were indicted for assault and murder charges. However, Lewis had entered a plea that he will have a testimony against his companions but in exchange, the murder charges against him will be dropped.
He was later charged with obstruction of justice and misdemeanor. Lewis had accepted the plea bargain and he was ordered to 1 year probation. The NFL did not fire him however he was fined $250,000, one of the biggest fines in NFL league.
Michael Dwayne Vick
Michael Dwayne Vick is an American football player. He had played professionally for the Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets.
In 2007, Vick and three men were accused of felony charges after they were found operating illegal interstate dog fighting. He was charged with financing gambling activities and participating in the execution of dogs.
He and his co-defendants had agreed to plea bargains. They pleaded guilty to the state charges in order to have an early release from the federal prison. On 2008, Vick was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment and was required to pay $2,500 in fines. Vick was released from prison on July 20, 2009.