Former NFL star Irving Fryar was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his role in a mortgage scam.
His mother, Allene McGhee, was sentenced to three years' probation in the same case.
Both were convicted in August of applying for multiple mortgage loans in quick succession while using the same property as collateral.
Fryar, 53, was a star wide receiver at the University of Nebraska and played for the New England Patriots, the Miami Dolphins, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins.
Fryar's defense claimed he was the victim of a "con artist" who told him to carry out the scheme, a reference to William Barkdale. Barkdale pleaded guilty...