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The Ravens’ star linebacker and two companions were indicted in 2000 on murder and aggravated assault charges following the stabbing deaths of two people after a Super Bowl party in Atlanta. The linebacker’s lawyers negotiated a plea bargain in which the murder charge was dropped in exchange for his testimony against the two others charged in the case. Lewis was sentenced to one year of probation and was fined $250,000 by the NFL. The next season, he was voted Super Bowl MVP when the Ravens beat the Giants in the league’s championship game. (Feb. 1, 2000)(Credit: AP)

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Major NFL player arrests

Now-former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder and weapons counts in the slaying of a Massachusetts man. This is a look at some other notable criminal cases involving current or former NFL players, along with the league’s actions if they were active.