Former Washington Soccer Group working again Clinton Portis pleaded responsible to conspiracy to commit well being care fraud on Friday.
In response to USA Right now, Portis signed the plea settlement every week after his felony trial in a U.S. District Courtroom in Kentucky concluded, wherein a jury could not attain a choice.
His second trial was slated to start on Tuesday, the newspaper reported.
USA Right now reported that Portis could be sentenced on Jan. 6 and faces as much as 10 years in jail.
Portis was charged final yr with one rely of conspiracy to commit well being care fraud and wire fraud.
Professional Soccer Discuss reported that Portis admitted as a part of the plea settlement that he filed false reimbursement claims via the Gene Upshaw NFL Participant Well being Reimbursement Account Plan for gear that wasn’t medically mandatory.
The plan helps former gamers to pay medical bills that are not lined by insurance coverage.
In response to the media retailers, Portis allowed former NFL linebacker Robert McCune to submit claims on his behalf to hunt reimbursement of $99,264 for an oxygen chamber and a cryosauna.
Portis retired from the league in 2012.