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Former NFL player Jonathan Hefney sentenced to 9 years in prison for trafficking cocaine

Jonathan Hefney the former Tennessee Vols defensive back will spend the next 9 years in prison

Jonathan Hefney, 34, who played at the University of Tennessee has been sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking cocaine.

Hefney played several seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Montreal Alouettes, and Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League. He had short spans in the NFL with Tampa Bay, Detroit and Philadelphia.

Hefney was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. Hefney was a four-year starter at defensive back during his time at Tennessee, starting every game except for the 2004 season opener against UNLV. Hefney was expected to be a high draft pick but ended up going undrafted.

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