Derek Loville, a former NFL running back who played for the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers has been indicted for his actions as part of a “terrifying” drug trafficking ring, the New York Post reports.
The crew Loville was a part of was known for its willingness to employ awful tactics of intimidation and violence to collect debts and enforce compliance. Loville was charged on Thursday, along with 21 others including 33-year old alleged ringleader Owen “O-Dog” Hanson, who once played football at USC.
Loville sold drugs in Arizona for Hanson’s operation, known as ODOG, which “extended into Brooklyn,” per the indictment.
The group was taken down by an inside man known as “Robin Hood 702” who was compromised when he unsuccessfully tried to launder $20 million for the organization. He decided to cooperate with the federal investigators after being sent a picture of his parents’ grave site desecrated with splattered blood.
“When they desecrated my mother and father’s gravesite, I knew I had to put these guys in jail for a long time,” Robin Hood 702 said, via the New York Post.
The group used other brutal methods to scare people, which we’ll not mention here. In addition to the brutality employed, ODOG utilized an accountant who helped Hanson and other members avoid detection by teaching them to structure their bank accounts a certain way.
Like so many illegal drug operations, this one was equal parts savage and sophisticated. Thankfully it appears Loville, Hanson and the rest of those involved (minus one member who fled to Peru) will be going away for a long, long time.