Former Super Bowl champion and Tampa Bay Buccaneer Fullback Jameel Cook got hit with legal issues last September after officials say that he stole money from the the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Plan. This is a fund that helps ex-players. Prosecutors said that Cook filed 30 false claims from March 2016-September 2017 where he stole $105,000.
Now, Cook is being convicted of these crimes, per TMZ Sports. Prosecutors are charging him with a felony with a possible 10-year sentence. He ended up entering a guilty plea though where he won’t face prison time but instead, will be on 10 years of probation and will have to pay back the stolen $105k. 160 hours of community service and a $1,200 fine was added on as well.
In his NFL career, Cook played eight seasons. In addition to his four seasons in Tampa Bay, he played with the Texans from 2006-2007 and then returned to Tampa to finish his career from 2008-2009.