A former NFL player who tragically met the end of his life prematurely is finally getting the justice he deserves.
Two of three men accused of murdering former NFL player Robert Eddins and Ricardo McFarlin back in 2016 have pleaded guilty. Prosecutors say Eddins didn’t pay for a shipment of cocaine and it led to both of them dying.
Via Fox 2:
“Eddins and McFarlin were both shot to death inside a home on Pierson, just south of Eight Mile in December 2016. The gas stove was left on, giving investigators the impression that whoever did this tried to cover up their tracks.
Police also did not find any signs of forced entry, leading investigators to believe the victims might have known the suspect.
Garcia, 52, is from Brownsville, Texas, and Griffin, 39, is from Birmingham, Alabama. The DEA said the men traveled north with Clifton Dennis Epps, 35, of Armory Mississippi, to kill Eddins and in the process, also murdered McFarlin.”
Prosecutors say the suspects traveled from Alabama to Detroit specifically to kill Eddins — and in the process, killed the other man as well.
Cops say both victims were found with gunshots to the head.
Both Garcia and Griffin face up to life in prison.
Eddins entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2011, signing with the Buffalo Bills. He played as a defensive end and appeared in four games for the Bills during the 2011 season. However, he did not record any statistics during his time with the team.
He was waived by the Bills in 2012 and later signed with the Miami Dolphins, but he was released before the start of the regular season. Eddins also had brief stints with the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.