The saying goes, “the older you get, the wiser you are.” That doesn’t happen for everybody.
An elderly former NFL player is finding that out the hard way as he is being accused of trying to sell a large amount of cocaine out of his Manhattan apartment.
82-year-old Clyde “Peter” Hall is being accused of trying to distribute five kilos of cocaine.
“Hall is accused of arranging the drug deal with a confidential source who has worked with the DEA for 13 years in exchange for “financial and immigration benefits,” said the Daily News. “The pair met in front of Hall’s apartment building at 9:30 a.m. When Hall entered the cooperator’s vehicle with a large gray bag, authorities moved in.”
Hall clearly is not a man who likes to follow the law as he was sentenced to a 20-year prison term in 2010 for defrauding investors, but has been on home confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hall stole more than $4 million from investors and filed fake bankruptcy claims while trying to steal $20 million from undercover agents.
Hall was a 12th-round draft pick for the Giants out of Marquette in 1960. He only played one season, hauling in two passes for 22 yards.
He was a member of the Giants team reached the NFL Championship game after finishing the regular season with a 10-3 record.