TDI Fraud investigation yields guilty plea from former Houston NFL player

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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