Robert Rozier, Murder, 1986
When you’re no longer in the big leagues, it can be hard to find your way. But most former athletes don’t become cultist serial killers. Meet Robert Rozier, a former defensive end for the St. Louis Cardinals. Rozier only played a half-dozen games for the Cards before being cut loose for drug issues, and from there he spiraled into a life of crime that eventually saw him join “The Brotherhood,” a religious group run by a man named Yahweh ben Yahweh.
To become a full-fledged member, you needed to kill a “white devil,” and Rozier did so with aplomb, murdering seven people with a knife in Miami over the next two years. Amazingly enough, Rozier managed to get out of jail after serving only ten years of his sentence because he gave police information about ben Yahweh’s organization. He entered witness protection, but is currently back in jail for forging checks.