A former NFL defensive lineman has reportedly been convicted on charges of attempted murder and first-degree assault.
Justin Bannan, a former NFL defensive lineman, has been convicted in Colorado on charges of attempted murder and first-degree assault, according to a report. The case reportedly stems from an incident back in 2019 in which a woman was shot and wounded.
“The case involved the shooting and wounding of a woman in 2019, and Bannan’s claim to authorities afterward that it stemmed from the Russian mafia being after him, FOX 31 of Denver reported,” wrote Dom Calicchio of Fox News.
According to the report, Bannan allegedly shot the woman in the shoulder when she arrived at work one morning. He will receive his jail sentence on Nov. 5.
Ex-NFL lineman Justin Bannan told police he was hiding from the Russian mafia when he shot a woman in 2019.
Late last night, a jury found him guilty of attempted murder: https://t.co/t1iGo59gUO
— Tom Schad (@Tom_Schad) September 11, 2021
Justin Bannan played for five different teams during his professional career, including the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams and Detroit Lions. He had 313 tackles throughout his career.
During Bannan’s trial, he pled not guilty by reason of insanity. His defense team claimed that Bannan had suffered several concussions throughout his football career. His defense team also claimed the concussions led to paranoid thoughts.
Now, Bannan could end up facing anywhere for 16 to 48 years in prison. He will be sentenced on Nov. 5, barring a date change.
Fortunately, the woman who was shot is in good condition. We’ll pass along further details as they’re received.