Former Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell played for four years in the NFL, now he's going to spend almost that much time in prison.
.Mitchell was sentenced to 37 months in a federal prison on Tuesday in Orlando after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to file a false tax claim in March, according to the Orlando Sentinel.Mitchell was facing a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, but his lawyers requested a shorter sentence because of brain injuries they claimed Mitchell suffered while playing in the NFL, according to Philly.
.com.The former Eagle and his co-defendants were nailed when they tried to file a false tax return in the name of NBA player Drew Gooden.Mitchell convinced Gooden to let the co-defendants prepare Gooden's taxes because they had previously gotten Mitchell a refund of $1 million.The co-defendants eventually filed a false $2 million refund in Gooden's name.Gooden later tried to file a real tax return, but the IRS had already mailed a $2 million return to Mitchell and his co-defendants.
.Mitchell's final season in the NFL came in 2004 and his final game came in the Eagles Super Bowl XXXIX loss to the Patriots.
.The former first-round pick is probably best known for being on the receiving end of Donovan McNabb's fourth-and-26 pass against the Packers in the Divisional playoffs following the 2003 season.I'm sorry to hear the news that former Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell was sentenced to more than three years in prison.He was accused of conspiracy to file a false tax claim.It is a great pity that his life has been marked with such an indelible stain.From a child, we have learned that people should earn money through the right way.Mitchell's action has violated the rule, thus he deserves the penalty.Hope he can turn it around and reflect himself.Our online shop has thousands of NFL products, so you can find everything you need here.Welcome to visit and have a good shopping here.bengalsthere.com/ is your online source for officially licensed NFL football gear and apparel.Shop with us and enjoy our expansive selection, friendly service, fast shipping and no hassle return!For those of you may also pick something for your entire family or another fan of your life, we have lots of goods in woman’s, man’s and youth.
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