Former Denver Bronco and Washington Football Team player, Clinton Portis was sentenced in a federal courtroom on Thursday. According to a report from ESPN, Portis pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. The health care “scheme” included more than a dozen other ex-NFL players.
Portis reportedly pleaded guilty to the charges back in September, after a jury could not agree on a verdict at Portis’ criminal trial in U.S. District Court of Kentucky. Portis was sentenced to 6 months in federal prison, which is to be immediately followed by 6-months of home detention. Former Los Angeles Rams Wide Receiver Joe Horn & former Philadelphia Eagles running back Correll Buckhalter, were among the notable ex-NFL players named in the fraud case. Both pleaded guilty. Buckhalter was sentenced to 10-months in prison in October. Horn was assessed a $100 fine and credited with time served.