Former Carolina Panthers player Rae Carruth was sentenced to 18 years in prison for setting up a hit to kill his girlfriend, Cherica Adams.

He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder in 2001.

Carruth was sentenced to 18-24 years in prison. The last prison he was transferred to was the Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton, North Carolina.

His targeted release date is Oct. 22, 2018.