Former NFL Players Accused Of Fraud

(Washington, DC) — Several former Redskins players are among ten past NFL players facing charges for allegedly defrauding an NFL health care benefits program. The federal charges name former Skins’ players Clinton Portis, Carlos Rogers, Robert McCune and John Eubanks. The former players are accused of defrauding the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement plan, which was created to help retired players and their families. They’ve been charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and health care fraud. They allegedly sought reimbursement for expensive medical equipment they never purchased. The Department of Justice says more than three-point-nine million dollars in false claims were submitted, while about three-point-four million of those claims were paid out.