Former NFL running back Derek Loville busted in drug ring
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.