Ex NFL Player Buster Barnett’s Mistress Kills Wife, Herself

Sandra Barnett; Lisa Brown
The mistress of ex NFL player Buster Barnett killed his wife and then herself in Georgia on Thursday, July 16 Courtesy USA Today/ Courtesy Cedar Hill Police Dept (right)

Tragedy in Georgia. The mistress of ex NFL player Buster Barnett killed his wife and then herself in Georgia on Thursday, July 16.

Clayton County Police Capt. Richard Gandee tells Us Weekly that Barnett's wife, Sandra Barnett, was on the phone with a friend when his girlfriend, Lisa Brown, showed up at their Ellenwood home Wednesday. Brown kidnapped and drove her to Mississippi before returning to Georgia.

The following day, Carroll County authorities located Brown's Dodge Durango and began to chase her. After passing state lines into Alabama, Brown stopped in the middle of the interstate and shot Barnett before killing herself. The women were both teachers.

"Lisa Brown was driving a vehicle owned by Buster," Gandee added to USA Today. "Lisa Brown was actually on probation for kidnapping out of the state of Texas [two years ago]. She had kidnapped her child that she had lost custody of, and the jurisdiction down there had to track her for like three days to find her."

Buster Barnett
Buster Barnett George Rose/Getty Images

Buster previously played as a tight end for the Buffalo Bills from 1981 to 1984. Police say that Buster and Lisa had been having an affair for several years.

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