He is a free man now! Former NFL's Carolina Panther's Rae Carruth walked out of prison as a free man on Monday, October 22. At 8:02 AM, Carruth was released from the minimum custody facility at Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina. His fans and about 10 TV trucks and media personalities awaited his release.
In 2001, Carruth was pleaded guilty in the murder of his then-pregnant girlfriend Cherica Adams. In his 19 years of imprisonment, Carruth, who was in his third year of a promising NFL career, saw an end to his professional career.
Carruth earned a wealth of $368,000 with his three years at NFL prior to his imprisonment. What is his net worth on today's date?
Rae Carruth, the 44-year old former American football wide receiver, has an estimated net worth of $10 thousand, as of 2018. Carruth has earned his wealth primarily as a professional at Carolina Panthers of NFL from 1997-99.
Carruth, after playing four seasons for the Buffaloes, was picked as a first-round draft in the 1997 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.
Carruth signed a four year deal with the Panthers worth $3.7 million, which included a $1.3 million signing bonus.
Carruth would have earned a huge wealth given he had not been imprisoned for 19 long years. As reported, Carruth lost most of his wealth in the legal battle.
Carruth, during his college years at Colorado, welcomed his first child, son Raelondo with his then-girlfriend Michelle Wright. Carruth neglected Raelondo until Michelle sued him for child support. Carruth agreed to pay $2,700 in child support.
On November 16, 1999, Cherica Adams, a real estate agent Carruth had been dating was shot by an associate of Carruth and another partner. Adams was 8 months pregnant at the time. Adams went into a coma and the child was delivered via emergency cesarean section.
VIDEO: Rae Carruth's son Adams
Carruth went to the police and posted a $3 million bail, on condition he would surrender only if either mother or the child died. Carruth, however, fled after Adams death but was captured on December 15 in West Tennesse.
Carruth was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder and was sentenced to 18 to 24 years in prison. Carruth was found not guilty of first degree, therefore was spared of the death penalty.
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Carruth was released on Monday, October 22. Now, since he is released, we wish him a successful start to his new beginning.