Super Bowl Champion Ricardo Lockette Arrested on Multiple Charges

Earlier this week, FOX 5 Atlanta obtained booking documents showing that former NFL player Ricardo Lockette was detained in Atlanta.

Among the several accusations against Lockette include possession of a weapon while committing or attempting to commit a crime and having a car with an invalid vehicle identification number.

Lockette’s career as a wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks is legendary. In addition to being one of the sport’s all-time greats, he has won three NFC championships and the Super Bowl. With a time of 20.63 seconds, he won the 2008 NCAA Division II 200-meter dash. Additionally, he tied for third place in the 40-yard dash with a time of 4.37 seconds and ran the 100-meter dash in a scorching 10.28 seconds.

Lockette attended Fort Valley State University during his collegiate football career. He was born in Georgia. 

Despite going undrafted in 2011, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks. 

Lockette played for the Seahawks in 2013 when they won the Super Bowl for the first time in club history.

He spent some time on practice squads with the 49ers and the Bears. In 2016, Lockette had a severe neck injury and decided to retire from football.

While detained, authorities found inconsistencies in Lockette’s information. He claimed that he purchased the vehicle via a social media marketplace.

In a probable cause affidavit, an officer noticed that the key recovered on Mr. Lockette’s person belonged to a Ram Limited, which did not match the RAM TRX he was operating. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle identification number displayed on the front windshield and the door jam were fraudulent.

In March 2023, the car was reported stolen, according to court documents. In addition to finding a pistol on Lockette, authorities claim they also found out his license was suspended.

In 2014, the 49ers began looking into allegations of sexual misconduct involving Lockette. He was not charged.