Freddie Mitchell and two others filed a false tax return that claimed a $2 million refund.
Former Philadelphia Eagles receiver Freddie Mitchell was sentenced to more than three years in prison for participating in a tax fraud scheme.
Mitchell pleaded guilty to conspiracy to file a false claim. He and two co-defendants filed a false tax return under the name of NBA player Drew Gooden.
The filing claimed a $2 million refund.
Mitchell, selected by the Eagles in the first round of the 2001 draft, played four seasons in Philadelphia. He is best known for catching a game-changing pass in the 2003 NFC Division Playoff Game.
After his sentencing, Mitchell told Fox Sports: “The only reason why I am guilty is because I took the plea deal. I got scammed out of so much money I could not afford to fight the case.”