Former 49ers linebacker Saleem Rasheed was sentenced to eight months in prison and another eight months of home detention after pleading guilty to federal charges of food stamp fraud, according to the Birmingham News.
Rasheed also pleaded to charges of falsely claiming a woman as his wife on immigration forms. He’ll only have to spend another five and a half months with time served.
Rasheed pleaded guilty to signing a Department of Homeland Security form for a woman he claimed to be his wife. Only problem? He’s married to another woman.
He also pleaded guilty to receiving $5,551 in Family and Food Assistance while claiming he was unemployed. Only problem? He was working as a teacher at the time.
The Alabama product was a third-round pick of the 49ers in 2002, and played for them for four years, before bouncing through Houston and the CFL.
Wednesday’s pleas aren’t Rasheed’s only problem. He was arrested in April on charges of engaging in a sex act with a student at Woodlawn High School, where he worked as a coach and teacher. Those charges have been sent to a grand jury for consideration.