With Super Bowl 50 barely a week away, a San Francisco high school football star who played with the 49ers and then the Denver Broncos was one of 23 co-defendants named in a federal indictment alleging they ran a violent sports gambling and drug trafficking ring.
Derek Loville, an Archbishop Riordan High School graduate, was charged with racketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute narcotics in a RICO case filed in U.S. District Court.
The first native San Franciscan to make the 49ers opening-game roster since O.J. Simpson (who himself is in prison), Loville was signed to the 49ers in 1993 and took over the starting halfback position from rushing great Ricky Watters in the 1995 season.
According to a superseding indictment in the c…