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April 26, 2023

Former NFL player sentenced for making over $33,000 in false medical claims


Former NFL player James Adkisson pleaded guilty to submitting more than $33,000 in fraudulent health reimbursement claims after an investigation by the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Fraud Unit.

Adkisson was sentenced in Harris County April 13, 2023. He received 5 years deferred adjudication, 60 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay restitution.

The offense was part of a scheme involving at least eight former NFL players who filed similar false claims with the assistance of Houston athletic trainer Louis Ray. Ray would provide false documentation of the alleged treatments in exchange for a cut of the proceeds.

You can report suspected insurance fraud by calling 800-252-3439.

Read more about the multi-year investigation and the individuals involved:

Houston athletic trainer and former NFL players indicted for fraud

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Last updated: 4/26/2023