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Former NFL running back Derek Loville busted in drug ring

MIAMI - JANUARY 29:  Running back Derek Loville #20 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during Super Bowl XXIX at against the San Diego Chargers Joe Robbie Stadium on January 29, 1995 in Miami, Florida.  The 49ers won 49-26. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images) Getty Images

Former Broncos, 49ers and Seahawks running back Derek Loville has been a busy guy since leaving the NFL.

But he may be wearing a new uniform soon, after he was named in a federal indictment accused of drug trafficking, sports gambling and money laundering.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the 47-year-old Loville was part of a group of 22 people rounded up for a drug ring that stretched across the country. The group was led by a former Southern Cal football player named Owen Hanson who was already in custody. Loville reportedly distributed drugs in Arizona.

The report said the drug ring sent a video to one man’s home which showed two men beheaded with a chainsaw and a butcher’s knife, and sent him pictures of the desecrated gravesite of his parents to try to scare him into paying money he owed.

The group was also involved with gambling and laundering money through shell corporations.

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35 Responses to “Former NFL running back Derek Loville busted in drug ring”
  1. r502 says: Jan 29, 2016 4:56 PM

    No surprise that a guy like this played for the Seahags.

  2. boblavoie says: Jan 29, 2016 5:04 PM

    Maybe he is suffering from post-concussion syndrome? Ya think?

  3. raiderinva says: Jan 29, 2016 5:13 PM

    Hey it’s time for a Where are They Now …

    The Sam Hurd Edition

  4. shlort says: Jan 29, 2016 5:14 PM

    Another guy who should have taken full advantage of the free college education he was given in exchange for playing football.

  5. zillabeast says: Jan 29, 2016 5:17 PM

    Holy cow, I never thought that Loville would ever amount to anything.

    I guess I was wrong.

  6. bleedingfacemask says: Jan 29, 2016 5:31 PM

    Apparently, selling your three Super Bowl rings on eBay doesn’t bring in as much money as one might expect.

  7. DrSteveBrule says: Jan 29, 2016 5:38 PM

    At least one of them didn’t steal John Wick’s car and kill his dog. They’d all be dead by now.

  8. only1ringhawkslol says: Jan 29, 2016 5:42 PM

    I, for one, am shocked.

  9. weepingjebus says: Jan 29, 2016 5:50 PM

    Ari Fleischer just announced that the ringleader is definitely not Peyton’s wife.

  10. Emmanuel Goldstein says: Jan 29, 2016 5:56 PM

    No surprise some people just love to hate the Seahawks. Guy plays to 2 years as a backup and it’s “no surprise he played for the seahags.” Get real. There is a reason this website has a “Days without an arrest” monitor. The NFL is made up of law breaking goons. Your team has them. My team has them. They are everywhere. Pretend your stuff don’t stink all you want, but eventually you’ll be forced to look in the mirror.

  11. staffordsyear says: Jan 29, 2016 6:01 PM

    Hes a beast for me on Tecmo Bowl 3.

  12. icallbs81 says: Jan 29, 2016 6:15 PM

    Still should have spent the money on Waters, instead of letting him walk.

  13. VenerableAxiom says: Jan 29, 2016 6:23 PM

    Wonder how long before he have his religious conversion back to God, before or after the trial. Of course, God may forgive, courts of law, not so much.

  14. youknowiknowitall says: Jan 29, 2016 6:30 PM

    typical Bronco

  15. speicher145 says: Jan 29, 2016 6:34 PM


  16. r502 says: Jan 29, 2016 6:41 PM

    Hey Emmanuel Goldstein: You mad bro??

  17. loumann says: Jan 29, 2016 6:42 PM

    Oh him….ya he was a big star.

  18. chc4 says: Jan 29, 2016 6:44 PM

    Can’t wait for the “it’s Goodell’s fault” fools to show up.

  19. bornahawker says: Jan 29, 2016 6:46 PM

    President elect 2016 will drone on. This story is little league.
    Go Hawks!

  20. stinkymcmulligan says: Jan 29, 2016 6:48 PM


  21. suckafree9rs415 says: Jan 29, 2016 6:56 PM

    I went to high school with D. Love. 😕

  22. lambeaudungbarn says: Jan 29, 2016 7:06 PM

    Commish. RG could do something right, ban players with arrest records from the NFL.
    BUT NOOOOO greed before Social responsibility.
    It would sure be nice to have real Heroes again.

  23. nyneal says: Jan 29, 2016 7:24 PM

    I hope they throw him in jail and he rots there.

  24. gosfvr says: Jan 29, 2016 7:24 PM

    r502 says:
    Jan 29, 2016 4:56 PM
    No surprise that a guy like this played for the Seahags.

    I’m not a Seahawks fan, a 49er fan in fact but Loville was more a 49er than anyone else.

    Can’t say a “Typical Seahawk” or “Typical 49er” any more than you can say stupid Oklahoman etc..

    Fact of the matter is this is an individual that broke the law that happened to play in the NFL. That is all.

  25. xbam says: Jan 29, 2016 7:54 PM

    it’s Goodell’s fault

  26. roadtrip3500 says: Jan 29, 2016 8:41 PM

    Sounds like the all-too-familiar guy who likely blew through his cash while playing, didn’t properly manage what he had left when he retired, ended up broke and in need of money to pay off whomever he owed, and turned to get-rich-quick (crime) for that cash.

  27. ebdug says: Jan 29, 2016 11:12 PM

    He finally made it to the top 22.

  28. scotthochsdramaticweightgain1 says: Jan 30, 2016 6:45 AM

    I guess that NFL pension doesn’t go as far as you’d think.

  29. unkleruckus says: Jan 30, 2016 7:37 AM

    lambeaudungbarn says:
    Jan 29, 2016 7:06 PM
    Commish. RG could do something right, ban players with arrest records from the NFL.
    BUT NOOOOO greed before Social responsibility.
    It would sure be nice to have real Heroes again.

    We do….they’re called parents and mentors. Don’t blame pro sports if your children idolize guys because they run, catch, and hit hard.

  30. stealthscorpio says: Jan 30, 2016 8:14 AM

    The NFL was in LA all along!

  31. Patskrieg says: Jan 30, 2016 10:34 AM

    Typical Bronco.

  32. jo6pack says: Jan 30, 2016 11:31 AM


  33. bonitalocal says: Jan 30, 2016 12:46 PM

    Speaking of which…….Has anyone actually seen the “Concussion” movie yet?
    Beneath all of the hoopla, it looks boring as hell!

  34. crazyrayisdead says: Jan 30, 2016 1:14 PM


  35. kellykosmasblog says: Feb 10, 2016 7:33 PM

    Does no one believe in Innocent until proven guilty??? Gee. Before you throw the key away give the guy a chance. I know Derrick and I don’t believe it. He is a very sweet guy. So let’s see how this plays out all you haters. But remember even NFL players have the right in this country to be innocent until proven guilty!!!

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