Concussions and hard hits are all the rage in the NFL. You can’t really go any place without delving into the topic, even a courtroom.
Former NFL wide receiver Freddie Mitchell who you more likely remember as the guy who called himself ‘FredEx’ because he ‘always’ (read: never) delivered’ is facing up to ten years in prison for tax evasion and tax fraud.
But Mitchell says there is a reason for that – the hits he took while playing in the NFL.
Freddie Mitchell’s attorneys had the judge watch a two-hour documentary about the link between NFL football and brain injuries.
The Lakeland native argued the disorder contributed to his crime.
That two-hour documentary was the much talked about “League Of Denial” from PBS’ Frontline.
Mitchell was allegedly used as a recruiter to lure athletes to use a tax return service run by Jamie and Richard Walls where the players would pay a set amount of money for a much higher return on their taxes.