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Former NFL linebacker Darren Hambrick behind bars

Former NFL linebacker Darren Hambrick, who spent five years in the NFL, could be spending a lot longer than five years in jail based on a laundry list of charges arising from allegations that he raped and beat his girlfriend.

According to the St. Petersburg Times, Hambrick is jailed in lieu of $106,000 bond for domestic battery, sexual battery, false imprisonment, and tampering with a witness.

The woman claims she was held against her will for 11 hours, and that Hambrick raped her and repeatedly threw her onto the bed so many times that the frame of the bed broke.

It’s the latest in a long line of legal troubles for Hambrick.  He was arrested twice in 2008 for abusing the woman, ultimately serving 18 months of probation. 

Hambrick also was charged with battery in 2005 and 2006, and he served probation after reporting as stolen a check he had cashed.

The fact that Hambrick has gotten a pass in the past, coupled with the reality that he’s still on probation, likely means that Hambrick will finally have to serve some real time in prison.

Darren Hambrick spent three-plus seasons with the Cowboys.  After starting 16 games in 2000, he was abruptly cut five games into the 2001 campaign.  The Panthers swooped in, and he appeared in nine games, starting eight, in Charlotte to finish the year.

Hambrick started 15 games the next season in Cleveland, but that was the end of the road for him in the NFL.

Hambrick’s brother, Troy, also spent five years in the NFL, once rushing for 972 yards in Dallas as the team’s go-to tailback. 

But Troy is currently spending five yeasrs in federal custody for selling crack cocaine.

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13 Responses to “Former NFL linebacker Darren Hambrick behind bars”
  1. jersey73 says: Jul 20, 2009 7:39 AM

    The Mean Machine drafting a new LB?

  2. KingJoe! says: Jul 20, 2009 7:51 AM

    This is a perfect example of why parents need to focus on the right things when kids are young. Instead of teaching kids to read, play soccer or some other unneccesary skill a child doesn’t needs at 3 or 4, how about simply instilling values and let them go play with a box and bag of packing peanuts.
    These brothers obviously had some atheletic genes, but niether had the right values.

  3. Buschman says: Jul 20, 2009 7:59 AM

    Their mom must be proud…2 sons that made it to the NFL

  4. Brownwood26 says: Jul 20, 2009 7:59 AM

    Former Cowboys in jail. Shocker. In other news, the sky is blue.
    *End sarcasm*

  5. Al Davis is my Christ says: Jul 20, 2009 8:22 AM

    do they have another brother?

  6. Coughlins Happy Pills says: Jul 20, 2009 8:26 AM

    “According to the St. Petersburg Times, Hambrick is jailed in lieu of $106,000 bond for domestic battery, sexual battery, false imprisonment, and tampering with a witness.”
    What, that’s all?

  7. LewD says: Jul 20, 2009 9:20 AM

    Wow ….

  8. LL Live says: Jul 20, 2009 9:37 AM

    What do involuntary mean?

  9. Boring Tuna says: Jul 20, 2009 9:54 AM

    How ‘BOUT dem Cowboys?

  10. Bob Nelson says: Jul 20, 2009 10:04 AM

    Trouble with the law in Florida. No suprise there.
    Former Cowboys. Now suprise there.
    Just by looking at them you can see another similarity that is not suprising.
    No guns, no vote, no privacy, not a single luxury, it’s primative as can be……..

  11. penguininbondage says: Jul 20, 2009 10:32 AM

    Nice family tradiotion that cowboys franchise has.

  12. tom coughlin's coat holder says: Jul 20, 2009 1:11 PM

    wow..a regular batman and robin.

  13. EskinSux says: Jul 20, 2009 3:30 PM

    Some things never change……..

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