Darryl Henley, Cocaine Trafficking and Attempted Murder, 1995
The Los Angeles Rams thought they got a pretty good deal when they drafted cornerback Daryl Henley fresh out of UCLA. A good kid with a finance degree, from a good family, Henley played for the team for five years, performing ably on the field, but late nights got him involved with a bad crowd and Darryl started enjoying the easy money that the cocaine trade had to offer.
Henley started running a drug ring out of his Brea, California, home — using cheerleaders to transport suitcases of drugs. He was busted and, despite a tough legal defense, given 21 years in jail. He didn’t learn his lesson, though, and from inside jail tried to set up a hit on the judge who sentenced him, for which he was given another twenty years.