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New coach Greg Ruffin is resurrecting Paine football program

...that third game, Ruffin was inserted in the second quarter."The first play, I killed the linebacker on the lead and Fred Lane breaks a 65-yard touchdown run. The rest is history," he said. The next two seasons, Ruffin started with running...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/paine-college/2013-07-13/new-coach-g
From 1-15 to the Super Bowl in two easy steps

...parking lot of a Tennessee motel, far away from Charlotte where he faced a murder charge for his girlfriend's death. - Fred Lane's body was discovered just inside the doorway of his Charlotte home, where he was shot to death by his wife. - Kerry...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/30/pro_402865.shtml
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Extra Super Bowl week can be critical for a lot of reasons

...time to come up with that elusive low-carb chip. - helps everyone forget the Panthers were once best known for having Fred Lane, Rae Carruth and Kerry Collins on their roster. Lane was shot dead by his wife, Carruth was convicted of plotting his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/27/pro_402509.shtml
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Controversial show puts NFL, ESPN in awkward positions

...Panthers, had a player and a coach diagnosed with cancer this season. The Panthers are also the team that used to have Fred Lane, Kerry Collins and Rae Carruth on their roster. Lane was shot dead by his wife; Carruth was convicted of plotting his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/25/pro_402320.shtml
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Panthers are misfits of NFL's final four

...off-field problems. Former wide receiver Rae Carruth is serving 18 years in prison for conspiring to kill his girlfriend. Fred Lane, a former Panthers running back, was shot and killed by his wife in 2000. Kerry Collins, now with the Giants, was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/15/pro_401158.shtml
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Illnesses provide Panthers with more motivation

...years of embarrassing off-field scandals stemming from former receiver Rae Carruth's murder-for-hire plot and Fred Lane's shooting death. Never mind the 1-15 season in 2001 when Carolina ranked last in nearly every NFL statistic. For...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/15/pro_401159.shtml
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Davis tries to become Carolina's first three-time 100 yard rusher

...Only two other Carolina running backs have rushed for 100 yards in three-straight games (Anthony Johnson in 1996 and Fred Lane in 1997). But no back has ever done it to open the season and the Panthers have never had anyone do it consistently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/26/pro_391584.shtml
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Widow pleads guilty to killing former Panther back Fred Lane

...to the family of NFL running back Fred Lane, Deidra Lane pleaded guilty Thursday...family in Tennessee. Police found Fred Lane's body just inside the front door...while Lane was nine months pregnant, Fred Lane rammed his wife's head into a wall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/15/pro_384594.shtml
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Panthers knew rebuilding wasn't going to be easy

...bottom. They went through the humiliation of receiver Rae Carruth's murder trial an the pain of former running back Fred Lane's shooting death. Losing set in and reached an all-time low last year when the Panthers set an NFL record by dropping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/27/pro_360956.shtml
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Panthers' wide receiver charged in film-room fight

...receiver Rae Carruth is in jail for hiring hit-men to kill his pregnant girlfriend, and the wife of former running back Fred Lane is charged in his death. On Thursday, Hurney vehemently defended the organization against claims it doesn't properly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/23/pro_360239.shtml
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