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Three former NFL players are facing identity theft and tax fraud charges in Florida, The Miami Herald reported Tuesday.
Former Giants' and Vikings' first-round picks William Joseph, 32, and Michael Bennett, 33, were arrested and questioned Monday by FBI agents in connection with an alleged scheme to steal people's identities and file false tax returns.
Former Patriots draft choice Louis Gachelin, 31, was also detained by federal authorities, along with six others believed to have been involved in the alleged scheme, according to The Herald.
An FBI spokesman declined the paper's request for comment.
Details of the alleged scheme are expected to be revealed later Tuesday after the defendants make their initial court appearances in Miami.
Joseph and Bennett -- both free agents -- played together last season with the Oakland Raiders. Gachelin, who was drafted by New England out of Syracuse in 2004, was on the Patriots' roster briefly, but never played in an NFL game.
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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Leinart is back in a familiar role as Carson Palmer's backup at quarterback.
The Oakland Raiders signed Leinart to a one-year contract on Tuesday, giving them two former Heisman Trophy winners from Southern California at quarterback.
Leinart reached the deal after working out for the Raiders to show that he has fully recovered from a broken left...
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When Carson Palmer won the Heisman Trophy in 2002 at USC, Matt Leinart was his backup.
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The Silver and Black reportedly agreed to terms with Leinart on Tuesday, per ESPN’s Adam Shefter.
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