Deputy Kills Football Player

July 11, 2011 - 6:14 PM
This handout provided by NFL photos shows Cincinnati Bengals running back David Lee "Deacon" Turner in 1979. After at least two dozen run-ins with the law, Turner, 56, was shot and killed in front of a convenience store Sunday, July 10, 2011 in Bakersfield, Calif., by a Kern County deputy after he allegedly hit an officer with a bag holding two cans of beer. As a student-athlete, Turner thrived, shredding defenses at Shafter High School, Bakersfield College and San Diego State University. But as an adult, after playing in the NFL from 1978 to 1980, he had trouble finding his place in civilian life. (AP Photo/NFL Photos)