Ex-NFL Champ Jameel Cook Convicted Of Stealing, Ripped By Prosecutors!!


Ex-NFL Champ Jameel Cook

Convicted Of Stealing

… Ripped By Prosecutors!!

5/29/2019 12:35 PM PDT

Breaking News

Jameel Cook — a former Super Bowl champ with the Bucs — was just convicted of stealing over $100k from an NFL player trust fund … and prosecutors raked him over the coals afterward!!!

“He stole from the very fund his fellow former players depend on for help,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said … “And he has now fallen from professional football glory to the ranks of felons.”

As we previously reported … the ex-Tampa Bay FB was busted back in September after officials say he stole money from the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Plan — a fund set up to benefit ex-players.

Cook’s scheme — according to prosecutors — involved him filing 30 bogus claims between March 2016 and September 2017 … resulting in the 40-year-old illegally obtaining $105,000.

Prosecutors hit Jameel with a felony stealing charge — and he faced up to 10 YEARS behind bars for the crime.

But, Cook cut a deal this week … and in exchange for a guilty plea — he will NOT have to go to prison.

Instead, Jameel got 10 years of probation … and he was ordered to pay back the $105,000. He was also sentenced to 160 hours of community service and was hit with another $1,200 fine.

Oh, and in addition to getting ripped by Ogg … Special Assistant District Attorney Jason Horn also threw some major shade on the ex-NFL player!!!

“He earned fame and great accolades in a career most could only dream of, and should have been role model,” Horn said …

“Instead, he let down everyone around him by defrauding a plan set up for all players and taking money that wasn’t his.”

Cook was drafted by the Bucs in 2001 and played 8 seasons in the NFL. He was part of the Bucs 2002 Super Bowl team that defeated the Raiders, though he played behind Mike Alstott in that game. 




Source:
https://www.tmz.com/2019/05/29/ex-nfl-champion-jameel-cook-convicted-tampa-bay-buccaneers/

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