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Derek Loville gets 15 months for drug trafficking

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Charged in 2016 along with more than 20 others, former NFL running back Derek Loville has learned his fate for his role in a drug trafficking operation.

Via Kristina Davis of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Loville has been sentenced to 15 months for his connection to the drug ring led by Owen Hanson, a walk-on tight end at USC in 2004 whose football career went nowhere — but whose criminal enterprise became fairly large, before it all fell apart.

Loville, 48, spent nine years in the NFL, playing for the 49ers, Broncos, and Seahawks and winning three Super Bowls. Loville’s low-level role (and presumably his cooperation with the prosecution) resulted in a relatively short prison term, along with a fairly small fine of $5,000.

Loville, who played for the 1994 49ers, 1997 Broncos, and 1998 Broncos, had a career-high 723 rushing yards in 1995.

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14 Responses to “Derek Loville gets 15 months for drug trafficking”
  1. jfbowman says: Jul 5, 2017 8:57 PM

    That’s why they call it dope.

  2. Vaiders says: Jul 5, 2017 9:35 PM


  3. walruspete says: Jul 5, 2017 9:57 PM

    For a guy who got himself a tattoo that read “unsung hero” because he wasn’t getting enough praise from the 49ers, the fans, and the media, I sure hope he’s happy with the coverage he’s getting now.

  4. realfootballfan says: Jul 5, 2017 10:11 PM

    Somebody was snitching, lol.

  5. mackcarrington says: Jul 5, 2017 10:26 PM

    Stories like this make me wonder if, perhaps, someone like Tom Brady has been supplementing his income with illicit activities. After all, he keeps taking less than market value on his contracts. Think about it.

  6. genericcommenter says: Jul 5, 2017 10:43 PM

    If he had been allowed to use marijuana this may not have happened. Read the article, dopes – It’s not about “dope.”

  7. iloveyourwifetoo says: Jul 5, 2017 11:33 PM

    Snitches Get Stiches they say…….He cooperated ?????….Hmmmm

  8. wartface says: Jul 6, 2017 1:28 AM

    Life… making the right decisions/Choices is important. It’s really pretty easy to stay out of prison… just do the right thing.🤗

  9. tiller21 says: Jul 6, 2017 7:56 AM

    Was he a drug “Runner”?

  10. eazeback says: Jul 6, 2017 8:45 AM

    not bad at all considering

  11. tylawspick6 says: Jul 6, 2017 8:53 AM

    This turd was part of the Bronco cap cheat teams of the mid/late 1990s.

    Love how PFT tries to protect Elway by showing this guy in a 9ers uniform, a team he barley played for.


    Elway and Denver = Cap Cheats

  12. duanethomas33 says: Jul 6, 2017 8:54 AM

    I remember Loville, who had a decent NFL career. Sad, but he is still young enough, to have a productive life. Wish him the best.

  13. winningisabrees says: Jul 6, 2017 9:09 AM

    He forgot rule 1, get a fall guy

  14. redlikethepig says: Jul 6, 2017 10:09 AM

    Too bad he missed the Jerry Jones Era. A perfect fit for today’s America’s Team.

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