Mike Richardson, the previous Chicago Bears star cornerback who was part of the Tremendous Bowl XX crew, was arrested Wednesday on homicide expenses in Arizona.
Richardson, 59, was arrested in reference to the demise of 47-year-old Ronald Like, in response to KNXV-TV. Maricopa County inmate data present Richardson faces expenses of second-degree homicide and possession of a weapon by a prohibited particular person, in addition to expenses of drug possession with intent to sale.
He’s due in court docket on Jan. 6 and is being held on $1 million bond.
Investigators stated Like was found with a gunshot wound at an intersection in Phoenix and was rushed to the hospital the place he later died, in response to the Arizona Republic.
Richardson was a star defensive again at Arizona State earlier than turning professional. The Bears chosen Richardson within the second spherical of the 1983 draft. He began 14 out of 16 video games his rookie season. Within the crew’s championship-winning 1985 season, Richardson had 4 interceptions and one landing. He was additionally featured within the iconic “Tremendous Bowl Shuffle” music video.
He performed with the Bears for six seasons – 1983 to 1988 – and performed three video games with the San Francisco 49ers in 1989.
Nonetheless, Richardson’s newest arrest isn’t the primary on his rap sheet.
Phoenix police had arrested Richardson twice in 2020 and he was jailed in Maricopa County, accused of theft and drug possession, in response to KNVX-TV.
ESPN reported in 2010 that Richardson was launched from custody and had 10 years of a 13-year jail sentence lower after an appellate decide in California decided he didn’t violate his probation in 2008.