The man who ended the football career — and nearly the life — of Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Richard Collier will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Tyrone Hartsfield, who was convicted of attempted murder for shooting Collier, was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.
Collier was shot 14 times while sitting in an SUV in September of 2008. He was paralyzed from the waist down and had a leg amputated. Hartsfield was, authorities say, retaliating for a fight with Collier months earlier.
Collier played four games for the Jaguars in 2006 and four in 2007 and was set to become the Jaguars’ starting left tackle in 2008 before the shooting.