Rae Carruth has spent the last seventeen years of his life behind bars. In 2001, the star Carolina Panthers wide-receiver was convicted of charges related to the murder of Cherica Adams, a beautiful 24-year-old who was seven months pregnant with his child. She was shot four times while driving her BMW by someone Carruth hired to pull the trigger. He talked to WBTV in an exclusive interview.
Former Carolina Panthers receiver Rae Carruth said in his phone interview that he has changed from the young NFL player he was when he was originally convicted. “Back then, I was very immature,” he said. “Very self-centered.” He said he has found God in prison and wants to be involved in his son’s life.
November 16th is a bittersweet day for Saundra Adams, the grandmother of Chancellor Lee Adams. Chancellor Lee Adams is the son of former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth, who is imprisoned for masterminding a conspiracy that led to the death of Cherica Adams, Chancellor Lee's mother.
VIDEO: North Carolina's Luke Maye, with a cameo by Theo Pinson, talks about his winning shot in the Tar Heels victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament South Regional final at FedExForum in Memphis, TN Sunday, March 26, 2017.
Chancellor Lee has cerebral palsy and brain damage, a result of the murder of his mother when he was an unborn baby. Cherica Adams was murdered in 1999 in a conspiracy masterminded by ex-NFL player Rae Carruth. Sixteen years later, Chancellor continues to make progress with his physical therapy.
Frances Crockett is a former GM of the Charlotte O's baseball team and a member of the family that made its mark promoting wrestling for years in the area. She will be honored Sunday as part of a Charlotte O's tribute day held by the Charlotte Knights.