Former NFL working again Clinton Portis has been sentenced to 6 months in jail, with a further six months of dwelling confinement, after pleading responsible to defrauding a well being care program for retired gamers.
Portis, who performed 9 seasons within the league for the Broncos and Washington Soccer Workforce, pleaded guilty in September for defrauding this system of practically $100,000, submitting false claims for medical tools.
Fifteen gamers have now pleaded responsible to taking part within the $3.4 million scheme, together with former Saints receiver Joe Horn – who was sentenced to a few years probation – and former Eagles working again Correll Buckhalter, who acquired 10 months in jail.
The subsequent participant to be sentenced might be ex-Chiefs receiver Tamarick Vanover, set to happen on Jan. 22, per ESPN.
Portis agreed to pay again the total quantity of $99,264 as a part of his responsible plea. He had confronted as much as 10 years in jail.
The College of Miami product was drafted by the Broncos in 2002, and rushed for over 3,000 yards in his first two seasons within the NFL. After the 2003 season, he was traded to Washington, the place he had a profitable stretch that included a Second Workforce All-Professional choice in 2008.