Former NFL star Clinton Portis was sentenced to six months in prison for his role in a $2.9 million NFL health care fraud scheme.
Portis, 40, is one of 15 former NFL players to plead guilty for participating in the scheme where retirees attempted to file false reimbursement claims of medical expenses.
The NFL offered coverage up to $350,000 under the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan.
Between all of the NFL scammers $2.9 million worth of false claims were submitted.
Portis’ fraudulent claims came just under $100,000.
Shortly after his sentencing, Clinton Portis took to Instagram to thank his legal team.
To my team from #BAKERBOTTS (Andrew, Kyle & Julie)& Adam aka A Aron I thank you! I would fight with you all any day! You all believed in me from the start & worked tirelessly to prove my innocence!
We came up short & things didn’t go as planned but the bond created will last forever! Thank you all!
To my supporters, my family, my friends and everyone who said a prayer it’s bigger than me. “I’ll grow through,what I go through” 💯👏🏾
See his original post below.
He also took to his Instagram Story writing:
You can’t pull my card cause I’m really ME. Whatever you got to say about me ima own up to or speak on it. You can’t embarrass me or make me feel uncomfortable. I’m SOLID.
See the post below.
You may recall, back in October 2021, 18 veteran NBA ballers were arrested after pulling a $4 million health insurance scam.
Scamming Season is in full effect.
Stay fresh as hell cause the Feds Watching.