Former NFL wide receiver Irving Fryar has been indicted on charges of conspiracy to try to steal over $690,000 by getting banks to give them several equity loans in New Jersey. Fryar, former Nebraska Cornhusker and 5-time Pro Bowler as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, is accused of teaming up with his mother, Allene McGhee, of obtaining 5 loans in a period of 6 days on one property, McGhee’s home, as collateral. In order to accomplish this, they had to report false information on their loan applications in what has been described as a scheme to defraud banks out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to acting state Attorney General John Hoffman.
This is not Fryar’s first run-in with the law. He was arrested on weapons charges in addition to battling drug addiction. Fryar, now 51, then turned to God and is currently a pastor of a church he founded, but is also a head high school football coach Robbinsville High School. The Superintendent of the Robbinsville school district and assures everyone that they went through all the necessary checks before hiring Fryar and had no knowledge of this incident. Fryar has been suspended without pay and may be fired as soon as the school board meets on the subject.