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Ten former NFL players charged in alleged health benefits scam worth over $3 million

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

SHOWS: WASHINGTON, D.C. UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 12, 2019) (U.S. NETWORK POOL - SEE RESTRICTIONS ABOVE) 1. SOUNDBITE) (English) BRIAN BENCZKOWSKI, HEAD OF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S CRIMINAL DIVISION, SAYING: "Good morning and thank you for being here, against ten former National League Football players who are accused of defrauding an NFL health care program meant to benefit retired players and their families. These former players have been charged in two separate indictments with conspiracy, wire fraud, and health care fraud for submitting fraudulent claims to the health care plan that was never purchased and never received."

Former NFL players, including Clinton Portis, charged with defrauding league health care program

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Ten former NFL players, including Pro-Bowl running-back Clinton Portis, were charged Thursday with defrauding the league's health care program for seeking reimbursements totaling nearly $4 million in medical equipment that was never purchased. Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski described a "brazen" scheme in which players sought tax-free reimbursements on claims for such things as hyperbaric oxygen chambers, cryotherapy machines, ultrasound devices and electromagnetic therapy devices designed for use on horses. “Ten former NFL players allegedly committed a brazen, multi-million dollar fraud on a health care plan meant to help their former teammates and other retired players pay legitimate, out-of-pocket medical expenses,” Benczkowski said.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Following is a summary of current sports news briefs. NHL roundup: Caps top Bruins, as usual John Carlson scored the tiebreaking goal and added an assist while teammate T.J. Oshie had two goals as the Washington Capitals defeated the visiting Boston Bruins 3-2 Wednesday night. The victory continued the Capitals' recent string of success against Boston.

Portis, Horn among 10 former NFL players facing U.S. fraud charges

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Federal authorities on Thursday charged 10 former National Football League players for allegedly defrauding a healthcare program of more than $3.4 million by filing false claims for hyperbaric oxygen chambers and other expensive medical equipment. Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis, 38, and former Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers, 38, were among those charged by the U.S. Justice Department. Portis, who played nine seasons with Washington and the Denver Broncos, declared bankruptcy in 2015, court records show.

After OT win, Eagles set for Redskins

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

The Philadelphia Eagles will be looking to take one more step toward a potential playoff berth when they visit the NFC East rival Washington Redskins on Sunday. The Eagles rallied from a 14-point, second-half deficit for a 23-17 overtime victory over the visiting New York Giants on Monday and improved to 6-7, tying the Dallas Cowboys for first place in the division. Quarterback Carson Wentz tossed a pair of 2-yard touchdown passes to Zach Ertz, first for the tying score with 1:53 left in regulation, then the winning score in overtime.

With three NFC East games to go, don’t tell Bill Callahan that the rest of the Redskins season is meaningless

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

When December ends and a new decade is upon us, the Redskins will be doing something that's become far too familiar for the franchise over the past several years: watching the NFL playoffs from home. For all intents and purposes, since Washington has been officially eliminated from playoff contention following their Week 14 loss to the Green Bay Packers, the final three games of their 2019 campaign are meaningless.

Redskins put RB Derrius Guice on season-ending IR

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

The Washington Redskins are shutting down injured running back Derrius Guice for the rest of the season. Washington on Tuesday put Guice on season-ending injured reserve with a left knee injury. The second-year back injured the knee in the Redskins' most recent loss Sunday at Green Bay.

Redskins’ Thomas gets four-game suspension

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Washington Redskins cornerback Simeon Thomas was suspended without pay for the next four regular-season games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policies, the league announced Tuesday. Thomas won't be able to play in the final three regular-season games for Washington (3-10) and will be eligible to return to a team's active roster after the first game of the 2020 season. Thomas, 26, has mostly appeared on special teams this season for the Redskins, taking only 75 snaps on defense -- 39 of which came in Sunday's 20-15 loss at the Green Bay Packers.

Thomas out 4 games for violating substance abuse policy

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Washington Redskins cornerback Simeon Thomas has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The league announced Thomas' suspension Tuesday that extends through the end of this season and Week 1 of 2020. Thomas is suspended without pay during that time.

Redskins cornerback Simeon Thomas suspended four games for violating NFL’s drug policy

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Cornerback Simeon Thomas' time in Washington is likely over. Thomas has been suspended without pay four games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, the NFL announced on Tuesday. Since there are only three weeks remaining in the 2019 season, Thomas is not eligible to play until Week 2 of the 2020 season.