‘Last Chance U’ Star Arrested In Connection To Brutal Murder

David Hookstead | Contributor

“Last Chance U” star Isaiah Wright has been arrested in connection to the murder of a Tennessee teenager.

Wright was one of the biggest stars of the Netflix show about JUCO football, but his future doesn’t seem bright anymore. He was taken into custody over the killing of┬áCaleb Thomas Radford in Alcoa, Tennessee, according to the Knoxville News.

From the Knoxville News:

Camion D. Patrick, 22, of Knoxville, and Isaiah S. Wright, 20, of Harriman, are each charged with one count of criminal homicide in the July 25 death of 18-year-old Caleb Thomas Radford, of Maryville, the Alcoa Police Department announced Thursday.

With the brothers’ arrests, there are now four people charged in connection with Radford’s death.

On Aug. 3, the Alcoa Police Department announced two men were charged with criminal homicide in connection with the slaying. Police Chief David Carswell said Keshawn Lonnell Hopewell, 21, of Alcoa, and Itiq Tivone Green, 28, of Louisville were being held on $1 million bond each.

Carswell then said, “the men responsible for Radford’s death are now in custody.” There was no mention of others sought in Radford’s death.

I talk about “Last Chance U” a lot with a couple buddies and coworkers. It’s hard watching the show at some moments because a handful of players are so disconnected from reality that it’s hard not to feel bad for them. They have so much talent, and routinely find ways to waste it.

Wright had some serious attitude problems throughout the show. The young man comes off at times as if he thought the whole world was against him. There was always somebody other than himself who was responsible for whatever happened. In reality, the guy’s football abilities could have taken him anywhere. Now he’s locked up in a Tennessee jail for allegedly having a role in the murder of a teenager.

A lot has clearly changed since his days of playing JUCO football in Scooba, Mississippi.

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