A former University of Louisville football standout and retired NFL linebacker was ordered by a Lexington judge to spend five years in prison after he orchestrated a fraud scheme which took millions of dollars from an NFL health care account. An emotional Robert McCune apologized during testimony Wednesday to the judge, prosecutors, co-conspirators, and his friends and family who vouched for him. “It was just a tough time for me physically and mentally and I’m truly, truly sorry for what I’ve done,” McCune said.
After running the scheme, which took more than $2.4 million in bogus money from an NFL health care account, McCune will have to pay restitution in addition to serving his prison time. He’ll have to share the restitution responsibility with the other players who have been convicted. Fifteen former players were charged in the case. McCune pleaded guilty last year to the charges he was indicted on, which included conspiracy to commit wire fraud and health care fraud, multiple counts of aiding and abetting in wire fraud, multiple counts of health care fraud, multiple counts of aiding and abetting in health care fraud and multiple counts of aggravated identity theft.