May 2, 2021

NFL

Memo: Dozens of former NFL player involved in insurance fraud

Dozens of former professional football players filed fake insurance claims in recent years but were not charged in the scheme, according to a sentencing memorandum in a federal court case.

The investigation has resulted in charges against 15 former National Football League players in federal court in Lexington.

However, the insurance company involved in the case, Cigna, identified a total of 77 former NFL players who submitted fraudulent claims for medical equipment beginning in 2017, according to the court document.

The document did not disclose the names of anyone not charged in the case.

The information was filed in a

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What a tougher NFL personal conduct policy means for Deshaun Watson

The NFL’s investigation, which could take longer than the civil cases, is being led by Lisa Friel, a former prosecutor and chief of the sex crimes unit in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in New York. Friel was hired as a senior vice president and special counsel for investigations by the league in 2015. The job was created after the league was criticized for how it handled a disturbing domestic violence case involving former Baltimore running back Ray Rice after he was captured on surveillance video knocking out his wife with a punch at an Atlantic City, N.J., casino.

The

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NFL linebacker Cassius Marsh turns passion for Magic: The Gathering, trading cards into business

NFL linebacker Cassius Marsh turned his passion for the trading card industry into an entrepreneurial opportunity with his own Southern California store and a booming brand.

Marsh and a lifelong friend opened Cash Cards Unlimited in Westlake Village late last month as the value of sports cards and gaming cards like Pokémon, Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh continued to thrive. He told FOX Business in an interview this week that business has been good since

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NFL hires first Black female game official

The NFL has hired Maia Chaka as the first Black female official in league history. She will work games during the 2021 season.“I am honored to be selected as an NFL official,” Chaka said. “But this moment is bigger than a personal accomplishment. It is an accomplishment for all women, my community and my culture.”Chaka enters the NFL after working in the Pac-12 and Conference USA. She was selected in 2014 for the NFL’s Officiating Development Program, which identifies college officiating talent with the goal of showing them some of the same experiences as NFL officials before determining if they … Read More