Former coach told Phillips he was out of chances
OMAHA, Neb. -- Troubled former Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips contacted Tom Osborne recently about getting back into professional football.
The former Cornhuskers coach, now a U.S. congressman, said Tuesday that Phillips called him about two or three months ago.
Osborne said he told Phillips, who starred on Osborne's 1994 and '95 national champion Nebraska teams, that he probably had used up all of his chances.
"I think he pretty well had run the string out," ...
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