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Worst defensive tackle selection in New York Giants draft history

A highly touted prospect out of the University of Miami, defensive tackle William Joseph looked like a promising superstar for the New York Giants. The opportunity to line him up alongside Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Strahan was exciting to say the least. Unfortunately, the 25th-overall selection in the 2003 NFL Draft was never able to live up to the expectations. Joseph, who...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Former lineman sentenced for fraud

Former Syracuse University lineman Louis Gachelin has been sentenced to 28 months in federal prison in an undercover FBI tax fraud investigation. The U.S. Attorney's Office reports that the 31-year-old Gachelin was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty in July to theft of government money and identity theft. After leaving Syracuse, Gachelin played professionally in Europe. The...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Former NFL players face prison terms in ID fraud scheme

Former NFL players William Joseph and Michael Bennett face prison time after separately agreeing to deals with prosecutors and admitted guilt in the same scheme. Joseph faces a minimum prison sentence of two years for pleading guilty to theft of government money and aggravated identity theft in a scheme that also involved former Patriots practice squad player Louis Gachelin. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Joseph pleads guilty in tax fraud

Former NFL and University of Miami player William Joseph has pleaded guilty to federal charges arising out of an undercover FBI tax fraud investigation. The 32-year-old Joseph pleaded guilty Friday to theft of government money and identity theft. He faces a mandatory minimum two years in prison when sentenced in November. A defensive tackle, Joseph was a first-round pick of the...
Via Fox Sports
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Minnesota Viking pleads guilty to fraud

Former Minnesota Viking Michael Bennett has pleaded guilty to his role in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme. Court records show Bennett pleaded guilty last week to one count of wire fraud. As part of a plea agreement, federal prosecutors agreed to recommend less than the possible 20-year sentence. Prosecutors say the FBI operated an undercover check-cashing store...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Two Former NFL First-Round picks arrested by FBI

Two former NFL first-round draft picks have been arrested in Miami, Florida by the FBI. The two players arrested were charged with identity theft charges with intent to file false tax returns. DT William Joseph and RB Michael Bennett were the two players arrested. A third player was also arrested, Louis Gachelin, the half-brother of current Denver Broncos player Elvis Dumervil. Joseph...
Via thepigskinreport.com
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss
POLICE BLOTTER

FBI arrests two former NFL players

The FBI recently arrested Michael Bennett and William Joseph on charges in connection with an identity theft scheme created to steal people's identities. 

Via Down and Distance
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

3 ex-football players charged in Fla. tax ring

Three former professional football players are among eight charged in a South Florida tax refund and identity theft scheme. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday the FBI operated an undercover check-cashing store in North Miami used by the suspects from February through April. The group allegedly cashed about $500,000 in fraudulent refund checks. The money was paid out of FBI funds and...
Via AP on Fox
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Former Viking Bennett arrested by FBI

Former Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl running back Michael Bennett is one of three ex-NFL players who have been arrested by the FBI, according to the Miami Herald. Bennett was arrested on federal charges stemming from an alleged scheme to steal identities and file false tax returns using other people's names to collect thousands of dollars in refunds. The two other former players...
Via Fox Sports North
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Former Viking Bennett arrested by FBI

Former Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl running back Michael Bennett is one of three ex-NFL players who have been arrested by the FBI, according to the Miami Herald. Bennett was arrested on federal charges stemming from an alleged scheme to steal identities and file false tax returns using other people's names to collect thousands of dollars in refunds. The two other former players...
Via Fox Sports North
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-NFL players face charges

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...
Via Fox Sports
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

All-Time Indians: Bill Bradley

Name: William Joseph Bradley Position: Third Base Tribe Time: 1901-1910 DOB: 02/13/1878 Stats G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SB OBP SLG AVG OPS ISOP Best Season (1902) 137 550 104 187 39 12 11 77 283 27 11 .375 .515 .340 .890 .175 Career 1231 4648 649 1265 238 74 27 473 1732 242 157 .303...
Via Burning River Baseball
March 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Joseph William Frazier (01/12/44 – 11/7/11)

Words can’t express the loss of “Smokin” Joe Frazier not only to boxing but to the world at large. Instead let’s look at some video that will help us all remember the 1964 Gold Medal Olympian, World Boxing Champion, and boy from Beaufort, SC. First 8 Mins. of ESPN’s Sportscentury “Joe Frazier believed in 4 to 1, he would let you him 4 times if he could hit you once”...
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November 08, 2011  |  Discuss
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