Texas Department of Insurance, Jan. 6, 2022

Shantee Orr, one of eight former NFL players accused of taking part in a scheme to defraud a player health care reimbursement fund, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Harris County of submitting false claims totaling more than $129,000.

The case was led by Texas Department of Insurance investigators and prosecutors working with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

TDI prosecutor Rick Watson said investigators discovered a Houston athletic trainer had hatched the plan to submit false claims to the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Plan.

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