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Former Redskins great RB Clinton Portis is facing 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to fraud

Clinton Portis
FILE- In this Jan. 5, 2008, file photo, Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis (26) carries the ball during an NFL wildcard playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. Portis is announcing his retirement, nearly two years after he played his last NFL game. The Redskins said Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2012, that Portis and owner Dan Snyder will hold a retirement news conference Thursday. (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File)

Clinton Portis the former Miami Hurricanes running back is taking the first step towards redemption. According to multiple reports, Portis plead guilty to a fraud charge last week that could send him behind prison walls for up to 10 years.

Portis reportedly took a plea agreement for developing a scheme to get money from the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Plan account.

Portis reportedly created fake claims and submitted them to receive money. The fund was put in place to help former NFL players pay for their medical bills.

Portis reportedly made some good money from the claims. Portis has 9,923 career rushing yards and 75 touchdowns. With him willing to work with the law, he will likely be fined a lot and may spend limited time in prison.

Portis is not the only player in this situation. Joe Horn the former Saints star wide receiver is also facing 10 years in prison for scamming the same Gene Upshaw NFL Player Plan account. Horn reportedly took up to 150,000 dollars from the account.


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