Former NFL Star Clinton Portis Sentenced 6 Months In Federal Prison For Health Care Scheme. His decisions have landed him in jail and must face the government. The retired star will spend half the year behind bars over his involvement in a health care benefits scheme.
Court documents state that Clinton amassed about $100,000 by defrauding the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan. The program helps retired NFL players cover their medical expenses and provides up to $350,000 per player. Clinton allegedly filed false claims for medical expenses, which earned him hundreds of thousands of dollars. He pleaded guilty to fraud in September 2021.