Ex-Texans players among former NFL athletes indicted in health care fraud scheme

Two former Texans are among several athletes who have been indicted in a health care fraud scheme linked to the NFL player trust fund, authorities said Monday.



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Houston Texans founder Robert C. McNair passed away just a few days before his team's Monday night clash with the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium in November 2018. But the owner's team didn't let him down, delivering an emotional 34-17 win.


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11. A win for Bob

Houston Texans founder Robert C. McNair passed away just a few days before his team’s Monday night clash with the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium in November 2018. But the owner’s team didn’t let him down, delivering an emotional 34-17 win.


The eight charged athletes are Corey Bradford, 44; James Adkisson, 40; Jonathan Hadnot Jr., 38; Clint Ingram, 37; Shantee Orr, 39; Chadwick Slaughter, 42; Derrick Pope, 38; and Fabian Washington, 37, officials said.

Orr and Bradford previously played for the Texans.

Officials said the athletes submitted false claims for medical benefits through the NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan Trust, according to a joint Texas Department of Insurance investigation with the Harris County

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2 former Texans, Houston trainer indicted in medical fraud scheme

The players are accused of submitting false reimbursement claims for rehabilitation therapy by a Houston trainer, according to the Harris County DA.

HOUSTON — Eight former NFL players and a Houston athletic trainer have been indicted in a scheme to defraud an NFL player trust fund by submitting false claims for medical benefits, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Monday.

Two of them, Corey Bradford and Shantee Orr, were Houston Texans and Jonathan Hadnot, Jr played college football at the University of Houston.

The claims were for rehabilitation by a trainer named Louis Ray, the owner of Rehab Express in the Galleria area.

Ray, 59, was indicted for the first-degree felony of Securing the Execution of a Document by Deception, for allegedly taking checks valued at more than $300,000. He surrendered Monday.

Prosecutors say Ray created fraudulent invoices claiming he performed treatments on players from March 7, 2016 to

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