Former NFL wide receiver Andre Rison has been indicted by a federal grand jury for failing to pay child support in Arizona.
Rison, a five-time Pro Bowler in the 1990s, owes more than $10,000 in child support.
“According to the indictment, the defendant failed to pay a substantial child support order that has been past due for over two years,” Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona Ann Birmingham Scheel told KVOA. “This indictment sends a message to others contemplating this same decision that failing to meet your financial obligation to your child is unacceptable and you will be held accountable.”
If convicted, Rison could serve up to two years in prison.
Rison played for the Colts, Falcons, Browns, Jaguars, Packers, Chiefs and Raiders during a 12-year NFL career. A native of Flint, Michigan, Rison is currently the head football coach at Flint Northwestern High School, where he recently earned his first career victory after going 0-9 last year.