10 Former NFL Players Charged with Health Care Fraud include Redskins and Ravens

Almost $4 million in false claims were allegedly filed.

Washinton, D.C. – 10 former NFL players have been charged with allegedly participating in a nation wide health care fraud.

The Eastern District of Kentucky charged the players with fraud involving the 2006 Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan, which provided tax-free reimbursement for out-of-pocket medical care expenses that were not covered by insurance and that were incurred by former players, their spouses and dependents up to a maximum of $350,000

Prosecutors allege over $3.4 million in failse and fradulent claims were paid out between June 2017 and December 2018.

Among the charged players are three that played for the Redskins and Ravens:

Clinton Portis, the former Washington Redskins running back
Robert McCune, a former linebacker with the Redskins and the Ravens
John Eubanks, a former cornerback with the Redskins

The charges against the players include conspiracy, wire fraud and health care fraud.

Four former players were arrested and six agreed to turn themselves in

By Timothy Young