Former Eagle Correll Buckhalter Charged With Healthcare Fraud
Haven’t heard this name in a while.
Correll Buckhalter is one of 10 former NFL players charged by the U.S. Justice Department today on allegations of healthcare fraud.
The article goes on to say the players submitted false claims to the Gene Upshaw NFL Player Health Reimbursement Account Plan “for reimbursement for medical equipment — such as hyperbaric chambers, cryotherapy machines and ultrasound machines — costing between $40,000 and $50,000.” Others were allegedly recruited with promises of kickbacks and bribes.
Buckhalter’s name does not appear again in the story beyond that snippet I shared. He played for the Eagles from 2001 to 2008, first sharing the load with Duce Staley then operating part of the three-headed monster that included Brian Westbrook. He played two more seasons with the Denver Broncos and finished his NFL career with 2,900 rushing yards and 27 total touchdowns.
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