ORLANDO, Fla. — Former Cincinnati Bengal defensive back Lewis Billups, mired in legal troubles since leaving the NFL, died Saturday when the car he was driving on Interstate 4 spun out of control, police said.
Billups was driving about 100 m.p.h. when the accident occurred. Also killed was Danny Green of Kissimmee, a passenger in the Corvette, police said.
Billups, 30, died at Orlando Regional Medical Center after being thrown from his convertible in the 1 a.m. accident, Lt. Jack Stacey of the Orlando Police Department said.
The accident occurred after a car driving in front of Billups' Corvette changed lanes to exit the interstate in Orlando. The driver of the car, 20-year-old Marisol Soto of Orlando, stopped to tell police about the crash. She will face no charges.