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Ex-NFL Player Clinton Portis Should Face Prison, Prosecutors Say

Jan. 3, 2022, 3:12 PM

Federal prosecutors asked the Eastern District of Kentucky to sentence former NFL player Clinton Portis to prison for his role in a scheme to defraud a health-care program for retired players.

Portis should be sentenced to a term at the high end of the 10- to 16-month guidelines range because he failed to accept responsibility early on, the government told the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.

Prosecutors said Portis should face a sentence similar to that of Ceandris Brown—one of the 11 co-defendants already sentenced in the scheme. The court in June 2020 sentenced Brown to ...