Former NFL CB Will Allen sentenced to six years in prison for Ponzi scheme

Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

Former NFL defensive back Will Allen was sentenced to six years in prison Wednesday for his role in a Ponzi scheme, reports Law360.

The $37 million Ponzi scheme targeted investors with fake loans to pro athletes. Allen plead guilty to four counts of wire fraud out of 23 charges levied against him a few months ago (more on that here).

Several athletes reportedly invested in the scheme, though they were not named in the case.

Allen played in the league from 2001-2012 with the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. He is estimated to have earned $26.1 million over his career.

The former defensive back was a first-round pick of the Giants out of Syracuse. He recorded over 500 tackles and 15 interceptions during his lengthy career.

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Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.