Ex-NFL Player Accused Of Stealing $100,000 From NFL Players Trust Fund

Jameel Cook is accused of fraudulently taking $100,000 from the fund.

Houston, TX Former NFL fullback Jameel Cook is accused of stealing more than $100,000 by filing fraudulent claims for medical and other expenses.

The money came from a fund set up for retired pro football players.

Cook, 39, last played in the NFL in 2008.

He allegedly put in for the false claims for benefits from the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account, according to the Associated Press.

Cook was charged Friday with securing the execution of documents by deception, according to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg. Thats a third-degree felony. If found guilty, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

Prosecutors said that Cook, who lives in Montgomery, Texas, put in 30 fraudulent claims from March 2016 to September 2017.

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Cook was drafted by Tampa Bay in the sixth round of the 2001 draft. In the NFL, he played fullback and caught 84 passes for 510 yards over his eight year NFL career. He rushed for 43 yards on 14 carries in his career. Cook was a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2002 Super Bowl team.

This isnt Cooks first encounter with the police.

In 2008, he was charged with possession of marijuana, according to the News-Gazette. Cook was pulled over and had marijuana in his car.

The charge was dropped when there was not enough evidence to show Cook knew he had marijuana in his car. Cook also faced charges of driving with an invalid license, failure to maintain car insurance, no front license plate and an expired inspection sticker.

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THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Society is expecting those like Jameel to do the right thing even when no one is looking. Its called "character"',something learned by most at ages far lower than 39 . Realize that the majority of BM's ages 12 to 45 may not be trusted due to it likely never been taught. Emotional immaturity, lack of a meaningful formal education, missing parental guidance and its associated low morals and values are contributing reasons. That is then combined with several other factors. Add in a dysfunctional culture and troubling personal behaviors most of which are considered acceptable by blacks. The behaviors are not typically confronted until they interact with Police or the courts. By then its too late and they scream bloody murder, since most of these concepts are so foreign and unknown .... The Police then step in to act as "parents" until the problem children are finally confronted, arrested, incarcerated, or possibly shot and killed. Then add in PC leftist elitists and members of this same community who are unwilling or unable (or both) to even discuss the problems because of the learned and embraced "victim mentality" propaganda. Each embrace this mentality for different reasons. An immature individual looks to blame others for their own shortcomings or failures while a mature individual looks and reflects upon what they themselves could have done differently in any given situation. The latter is a much more difficult concept to embrace and put into practice. PC leftist elitists use the former as a control mechanism obtaining allegiance from those who do not think for themselves and who seek someone else to blame. This community is a simmering stew of contributing problem factors which ultimately results in or contributes to their own failings. Until they are willing to look introspectively at how they themselves can offer positive behavior changes... then these problems will continue for generations.

VicG
VicG

He just be'in what he be...

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

What a sorry POS!!! Reminds me of another "brother" who thought it was okay to embezzle funds from a charity ran by Shemar Moore.

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

National Felon League strikes again bitches!

Kolovell75
Kolovell75

What does this have to do with Blue Lives Matter? It's despicable yes, but really.