David Jacobs' life and that of his former girlfriend, Amanda Earhart-Savell, came to a tragic end last week. The Dallas County medical examiner ruled that David Jacobs' shooting death was a suicide. Police declined to comment whether Jacobs shot his former girlfriend. A .40 caliber Glock was found next to Jacobs' body.
As mentioned previously, Jacobs was sentenced to three years probation and fined $25,000 on May 1 after pleading guilty last year in federal court in Dallas to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute anabolic steroids. He said he sold tens of thousands of dollars worth of performance-enhancing drugs to former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Matt Lehr in 2006 and 2007. Lehr's attorney has denied his client used banned substances after a four-game suspension in 2006.
Conspiracy theorists would love to believe that some NFL'er put the hit on Jacobs because he "ratted" people out to the league. Jacobs' father, David Arthur Jacobs, feared his son was in danger and would be hurt as a result of his dealings. He didn't think his son was suicidal. However, to think that someone in the NFL ordered a hit on a small time steroid dealer is giving the NFL too much credit. This is the league that after all added the phrase "making it rain" to the lexicon. We'll be on the lookout to see if his conversations with the NFL lead to anything.