At the height of his NFL career, Rae Carruth was a well-known name. But now he is just a football player who was found guilty of a crime and is in bad shape. Carruth was picked up by the Carolina Panthers in the NFL draft of 1997 and signed a four-year deal.
In November 1999, he was just starting out in the NFL, and from then on, everything went downhill. He got 18 years in prison, which will be over in 2018. Even though he is now free, the fact that he used to be a criminal still follows him around.
The Story of Conviction by Rae Carruth
Carruth’s first baby mom was Michelle Wright. Raelondo was born when he was in his second year at Colorado. Wright sued him for child support because, from what she heard, he wasn’t there for his kids. They agreed to pay child support of $2,700 and help him be a better parent.
Carruth dated Cherica Adams after that. She was also expecting Wright’s child. Their relationship got worse when she was eight months pregnant. The two went to the movies on November 16, 1999. Two cars took them back home.
Adams was shot four times after they broke up. Even though she was hurt, she told the police that her baby daddy had shot her. She told them, “He stopped in front of my car.” After the report, an emergency C-section was done to give birth to the Chancellor.
Even though he was born with cerebral palsy and a brain injury, Chancellor lived. Adams did not make it. After the crime, bails of $3 million were set for Carruth. Carruth was found in 1999, after being looked for all over the country.
He hid in the trunk of a car at a Best Western in Tennessee. His trial showed that he paid Watkins to kill the mother of his child, who refused to have an abortion.
The former player was found guilty of plotting to kill someone, shooting into a building with people inside, and trying to kill an unborn child two years later. He wasn’t found guilty of first-degree murder, but he got 18–24 years in prison. On October 22, 2018, he was let out of prison after being there for 18 years.
Where is Rae Carruth Now?
After Carruth got out of prison, he and a friend moved to Pennsylvania. At the time this was written, he was said to be working from home and had changed in a big way.
He also wants to get back in touch with his son after being apart for a long time. In 2019, he gave a large amount of money to his mother, Saundra. Saundra, who raised the Chancellor after her daughter was killed, didn’t know who sent the check because it was anonymous.
On the other hand, she found out later that Carruth had sent it. Even though the ex-NFL player didn’t admit to killing Adam, he did say that he felt responsible for everything. Even after everything that has happened, Saundra has forgiven Carruth and the others who were involved in the plot.
The same is true for the Chancellor. Even though he has been sick for a long time, it hasn’t slowed him down at all. He graduated from high school in 2021 and moved in with his grandmother, where he is still living.