Ex-Bears Super Bowl champion Michael Richardson, 59, arrested for murder after ‘shooting man, 47, dead’
EX-Bears Super Bowl champion Michael Richardson was arrested on Wednesday for murder after allegedly shooting a 47-year-old man dead.
The 59-year-old former Chicago Bears cornerback was arrested by police and charged with murder in Phoenix, Arizona, ABC 15 [KNXV-TV] reported.
Richardson – who played with the memorable 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears – has been accused of fatally shooting 47-year-old Ronald Like.
The shooting took place on Tuesday near 40th Street and Van Buren Street in Phoenix.
Like was found in an intersection by Phoenix police with a gunshot wound.
He was immediately taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
Police said the former professional football player was booked Wednesday on suspicion of murder, misconduct involving weapons and a felony warrant.
In addition to Richardson's football career, he is also remembered for his role in the "Super Bowl Shuffle" rap song.
Richardson performed the song alongside his fellow Chicago Bears teammates in 1985 – before the team claimed victory in Super Bowl XX.
He rapped in his solo: "I'm LA Mike and I play it cool. They don't sneak by me because I'm no fool."
Richardson played with the Bears for six seasons between 1983 and 1988.
He spent one season with the San Francisco 49ers in 1989.
Maricopa County jail records reveal Richardson is scheduled to appear in court on January 6 for a drug charge.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Richardson received $1million bail on Thursday morning for the second-degree murder.
He is also reportedly set to appear in court for the murder charge on January 7.
Back in 2008, the ex-NFL player had received 21 difference drug convictions, the Tribune previously reported.
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