Former NFL receiver Joe Horn pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and now his future is in doubt as he faces 10 years in prison because of his actions.
The former New Orleans Saints WR, along with ex-Redskins RB Clinton Portis, is one of 10 players that are facing federal fraud charges.
“According to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, the charge carries a sentence of up to 10 YEARS behind bars … as well as fine of up to $250,000 — plus probation.
But, it seems Horn took the plea deal with the hopes a judge will take it easy on him at his sentencing hearing later next year.
As for the details of the plea agreement — according to the docs, Horn admitted to submitting two false claims that totaled up to $149,775 … and will have to pay that back.”
Horn racked up 7,865 receiving yards and 51 receiving TDs in his 7 years in New Orleans. He would go on to catch 603 passes for 8,744 yards and 58 touchdowns over the course of his career.