This is an interesting development.
As we previously reported, Lawrence Phillips was found dead in his jail cell from an apparent suicide. However, the ex-NFL star's mother, Juanita, and defense attorneys are saying that a note found in the scandalized sports star's shoe does not match his handwriting.
The late athlete — who had been accused of killing his cellmate while serving a 31-year sentence — had written multiple letters to his mother and lawyers, and they're saying the penmanship is not the same.
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One of the football player's legal reps, Clayton Campbell, told USA Today that the note "said, and this to the best of my recollection, 'Did you hear the one about the football player who hung himself from the TV mount in his cell?' And where it said football player, it looked like somebody after the fact put the letter 'X' before 'football,' so it said 'X-football player.'"
His other lawyer, Jesse Whitten, described the other side of the note, saying:
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