The Super Bowl Shuffle and the Chicago Bears will always be a part of my childhood. Michael Richardson was an All-Pro cornerback won the Super Bowl with the Bears in 1985. The former standout Arizona State defensive back is now headed to prison.
Richardson was arrested this past week in connection with the death of a 47 year old male named Ronald Like in Phoenix, Arizona. Like was shot and killed at an intersection last week and was rushed to the hospital to succumb to his injuries.
Richardson was an All-American cornerback at Arizona State where he was recognized for his play in 1981 and 1982 as an All-American. He would end up playing for the Bears and the 49ers before his career ended.
Richardson has been in trouble in the past. He was arrested twice last year for drug possession, he was also arrested in 2018 for theft and possession. Richardson had been convicted of at least 20 crimes by 2008.
In 2010, ESPN reported that Richardson was released from custody and had a 13-year prison sentence cut by more than 10 years after a California appellate court determined he did not violate terms of his probation in a 2008 conviction for selling narcotics.
The incident led to Richardson’s 21st conviction on drug-related charges at the time — and his fifth felony in 16 years, ESPN reported.
Richardson was arrested on charges of murder, misconduct involving weapons and a felony warrant.