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Former 76er Tony Wroten among 18 NBA players arrested for fraud

Earlier today, a bombshell report dropped that 18 NBA players have been arrested and charged federally for defrauding the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan out of $4 million, according to Tom Winter. Glen Davis, Tony Allen, Sebastian Telfair, and former Philadelphia 76ers guard Tony Wroten were among the players listed.

According to reports, the players were reporting false claims and receiving kickback payments. Wroten was accused of reporting a root canal on the same teeth and the same day as two other players. Wroten was widely known to be one of the core members of the process Sixers, playing for the team from 2013 to 2016.

Following his departure from the 76ers, Tony Wroten was quickly out of the league and playing overseas. The 28-year-old had been attempting to make a comeback in the NBA, which he discussed in an interview with The Liberty Line. There have been no reports on any jail time or any further charges at this time.

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