Former Eagles running back sentenced to 10 months in prison for fraud
After being caught for committing fraud against the NFL’s healthcare fraud back in 2019, former Eagles running back Correll Buckhalter has been sentenced to ten months in prison. According to reports, Buckhalter and three others made fake claims to receive reimbursements for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
In total, the fraudulent reimbursements reached up to $4 million. According to court records, Buckhalter received over $120,000 through the scam. The former Eagles RB was involved in another scheme that netted him another $56,821. As a result, Correll Buckhalter has to pay about $927,362 in restitution for his crimes.
The other players involved were Anthony Montgomery, Darrell Reid, and Fredrick Bennett. A few weeks ago, former 76ers guard Tony Wroten was arrested for a similar charge against the NBA’s health care program.
The Eagles drafted Correll Buckhalter in the 4th round of the 2001 NFL Draft. Buckhalter spent seven seasons with the franchise, being the primary backup for Eagles great Brian Westbrook. After several seasons with the franchise, Buckhalter left Philadelphia to sign with the Denver Broncos on a $10 million deal.