Ten former NFL players including ex-Washington Redskins stars Clinton Portis (top) and Carlos Rogers (lower left), have been charged with defrauding the league’s health care benefit program. Justice Department prosecutors allege the players targeted the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan, which was established as part of a collective bargaining agreement in 2006. It provides tax-free reimbursement of out-of-pocket medical care expenses that were not covered by insurance and that were incurred by former players, their spouses and dependents. The Justice Department alleges the players submitted nearly $4 million in false claims to the plan, resulting in over $3.4 million being paid out between June 2017 and December 2018. Other players who were allegedly involved in the scheme include Robert McCune, John Eubanks, Tamarick Vanover, Ceandris Brown, James Butler, Fredrick Bennett and Eric Pruitt. Furthermore, TMZ is reporting that former Saints star Joe Horn (lower right) is also being investigated.
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SOURCE: Mail Online