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Mike Richardson, Super Bowl champion and former Bears star, arrested on murder charge


#Mike #Richardson, the former #Chicago #Bears star cornerback who was a part of the #Super #Bowl XX team, was arrested #Wednesday on murder charges in #Arizona.

#Richardson, 59, was arrested in connection with the death of 47-year-old #Ronald #Like, according to KNXV-TV. #Maricopa #County inmate records show #Richardson faces charges of second-degree murder and possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, as well as charges of drug possession with intent to sale.

#He is due in court on #Jan. 6 and is being held on $1 million bond.

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#Investigators said #Like was discovered with a gunshot wound at an intersection in #Phoenix and was rushed to the hospital where he later died, according to the #Arizona #Republic.

#Richardson was a star defensive back at #Arizona #State before turning pro. The #Bears selected #Richardson in the second round of the 1983 draft. #He started 14 out of 16 games his rookie season. #In the team’s championship-winning 1985 season, #Richardson had four interceptions and one touchdown. #He was also featured in the iconic “#Super #Bowl #Shuffle” music video.

#He played with the #Bears for six seasons – 1983 to 1988 – and played three games with the #San #Francisco 49ers in 1989.

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#However, #Richardson’s latest arrest isn’t the first 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, according to KNVX-TV.

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ESPN and the #Chicago #Tribune had detailed that #Richardson had been convicted of more than 20 crimes between 1992 and 2008.

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ESPN reported in 2010 that #Richardson was released from custody and had 10 years of a 13-year prison sentence cut after an appellate judge in #California determined he did not violate his probation in 2008.



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