Former NFL Player Phillip Adams Kills Five People In South Carolina, Then Himself

There was a shooting in Rock Hill, South Carolina on Wednesday afternoon that left five people dead, including a doctor and several members of his family. On Thursday, it was revealed that former NFL cornerback Phillip Adams was behind the horrific shooting.

Early on Thursday morning, the six-year league veteran then shot himself with a .45-caliber weapon.

According to an article on ESPN, Adams lived near Dr. Robert Lesslie and had been treated by him. The reason behind the shooting is unknown at this time, but we do know that Adams also killed Lesslie’s wife and two of his young grandchildren, ages 5 and 9.

There was also a fifth victim who was killed in the shooting, and a sixth who was taken to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, per the article from WBTV in South Carolina.

Adams was a seventh-round draft pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. He was a journeyman cornerback who spent six years in the league with six different teams: the 49ers (who drafted him), Patriots, Seahawks, Raiders, Jets and, most recently, the Falcons in 2015.

Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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  1. I thought maybe Dr. Leslie was a counselor/psychiatrist who was counseling Adams, but it appears he was an ER doc and also ran two urgent care clinics. Among his hobbies was bagpiping.

    What an awful, cruel day yesterday was 🙁

  2. The only time a killing will be smeared across the Propaganda media and social media is when a White person is involved. January 6th and the Atlanta murders were wall to wall news. The Boulder killings, The Capitol barricade murder and this murder, done by a Syrian and 2 black men, have been swept under the carpet. Just like the saying, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?…..the same theory applies to the Propaganda media towards their sheeple…..If a murder happens at the hands of a minority, if we don’t mention it, did it really happen?

  3. I can’t even imagine dropping my kids off at my parents or in-laws house and then never seeing any of them again. This is truly tragic for this family. Even more so because it will likely get swept under the rug by MSM due to the narrative.

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