A first-round draft pick in 1997 to the Carolina Panthers, Carruth was expected to do big things in the NFL. On November 16, 1999, Carruth’s pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams, 24, was shot several times as she sat in her parked car. Doctors managed to save the baby, but Adams died a week later. Police later found Carruth hiding in the trunk of a car in Tennessee. He’s serving more than 18 years for conspiring to murder Adams. Prosecutors argued he didn’t want to pay child support and hired a gunman to kill his girlfriend.