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Former NFL running back Derek Loville busted in drug ring

Super Bowl XXIX: San Diego Chargers v San Francisco 49ers

MIAMI - JANUARY 29: Running back Derek Loville #20 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on during Super Bowl XXIX at against the San Diego Chargers Joe Robbie Stadium on January 29, 1995 in Miami, Florida. The 49ers won 49-26. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

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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.