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Former NFL wide receiver Freddie Mitchell sentenced to three years in prison for tax fraud

I’m sure you all remember former NFL wide receiver Freddie Mitchell, who was more known for bashing former quarterback Donovan McNabb and claiming himself to be ‘Fred-Ex’ because he ‘always delivered’, than his actual game.

Yes, that guy.

Well, that guy will be spending the next three plus years in prison, this after Mitchell struck a deal with prosecutors as he was facing a ten year sentence in a tax fraud scheme.

Per TMZ Sports:

Former NFL star Freddie Mitchell — who went by the nickname Fred-X during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles — has just been sentenced to 37 MONTHS in prison for tax crimes, TMZSports has learned.

Mitchell, along with some shady tax accountants decided they’re lure high-profile athletes into their practice and give them a larger tax return than they were expected to receive.

Late last week, Mitchell suggested the blows to the head from playing in the NFL attributed to his poor decision making.

A former first round pick, the receiver who ‘always delivered’ ends his NFL career with five touchdowns and 90 receptions in four seasons.

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