Sandra Barnett, 49, was kidnapped by Lisa Brown, Barnett's mistress, at her home on Wednesday afternoon. Driving a Dodge Durango owned by the ex-NFL player, Brown was spotted by police on the highway and a chase ensued.
After crossing the Alabama border, Brown stopped the car on the highway, shot Sandra Barnett and then killed herself.
Buster Barnett, who played for the Bills from 1981 to 1984, had 26 receptions and one touchdown in 56 career regular-season games with the club. Sandra Barnett was a special-needs teacher for more than two decades.
Police said Buster Barnett and Brown had an affair for years. Brown also had prior run-ins with the law, including being on probation at the time of the murder-suicide for kidnapping her child whom she had lost in a custody battle in Texas.
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