Lawrence Phillips documentary

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

A documentary detailing the life of former Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips is coming to Showtime.

It’s called "Running for His Life: The Lawrence Phillips Story" and highlights Phillips fall from stardom. He was selected sixth in the 1996 NFL draft after winning two national titles with the Huskers. Trouble off the field derailed his promising career.

The premiere is 11 months after Phillips hung himself in a California prison cell, while serving a 31–year sentence. The documentary will air at 8 p.m. December 16th.