Ex-Super Bowl Champ Jameel Cook Allegedly Stole $ 100K … From NFL Player Trust
9/7/2018 4:44 PM PDT
Jameel Cook — a FB on the ’02 Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Bucs — has been charged with allegedly stealing more than $ 100K meant for injured NFL players and is facing 10 years in prison.
According to the Harris County D.A.’s Office in Texas — 39-year-old Cook filed 30 bogus claims between March 2016 and September 2017.
The account Cook allegedly stole from was the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Plan — set up to benefit former players.
The D.A. says Cook submitted the claims and was reimbursed money he claimed to have paid out-of-pocket on medical bills.
Officials say the claims were B.S. … and after an investigation, charged Cook with Securing the Execution of Documents by Deception — a 3rd degree felony.
He’s facing up to 10 years in prison and a $ 10,000 fine.
FYI — Cook played eight years in the NFL … six with the Bucs and two with the Houston Texans.