Showtime announced on Monday that RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE: The Lawrence Phillips Story will premiere on its network on Friday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Per a release from Showtime, it is “a powerful documentary examining the cycle of domestic violence that plagued two-time NCAA Division I college football champion Lawrence Phillips and the personal demons that led to his death in January.”
The documentary will tell Phillips story through interviews with Tom Osborne, Dick Vermeil, Steve Young, Nick Saban and more, including some of Phillips’ closest confidants. Considered one of America’s “most talented and most flawed athletes,” RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE examines Phillips’ violent tendencies “that led to his incarceration and ultimately to his death.”
“I wish, maybe somehow, I could have made more of a difference,” Osborne said in the documentary, per Showtime.
RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE is produced and directed by Sports EMMY Award winner Ross Greenburg. You can check out the trailer below:
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