Former Giants linebacker sent to prison for fraud

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A former Giants linebacker was sentenced to two years in federal prison, and ordered to repay nearly $1.6 million in phony worker’s compensation claims.

According to the Associated Press, 46-year-old Marcus Buckley filed a number of fraudulent claims after the Giants paid him a $300,000 injury settlement in 2010.

A former third-round pick from Texas A&M,  Buckley played for the Giants for seven seasons (1993-99), and spent the 2000 season with the Falcons but didn’t play in a game.

He was found guilty of filing false invoices, credit collection notices for late medical bills, and false statements from medical providers. A co-defendant, claims adjuster Kimberly Jones, arranged for $1.59 million in worker’s compensation insurance payments. She is due for sentencing in February.

15 responses to “Former Giants linebacker sent to prison for fraud

  1. “7 seasons in the NFL, even at vet minimum is a lot of money. I don’t get these guys.”

    The fact is many of them are simply just not very smart. They think the party is never going to end and blow most of their money. Its very easy to do and then suddenly that source of revenue is gone and they’re screwed.

    In fact even if you are a relatively smart person its easy to get caught up like that if you don’t plan for the worst right from the start of your good fortune.

  2. tylawspick6 says:
    January 26, 2018 at 9:09 am
    What a loser. Typical Giant type. Sketchy.

    The guy has been out of football for all of Brady’s career. If he did this WHILE a Giant you may have a case but IMO this is a bit much. I know Zeke Mowatt was a Giant and a Patriot but I wouldn’t connect his name or deeds to either team. Lisa Olson in case you forgot.

  3. “7 seasons in the NFL, even at vet minimum is a lot of money. I don’t get these guys.”

    I disagree. Especially in the 90’s average pay was around 750k. So let’s say he made about 5 million over his entire career. That may seem a lot more money than it really is as a 30 year old if you know that is likely the only major income you’ll have in your life. Not justifying his actions, but I think player salaries are often taken out of context.

  4. “…..So let’s say he made about 5 million over his entire career. That may seem a lot more money than it really is as a 30 year old if you know that is likely the only major income you’ll have in your life…..”
    Most people don’t make that amount of money in the lifetimes. What don’t you understand about fiscal responsibility? The guy is irresponsible and a bad thief. Now he will pay. Period.

  5. ““…..So let’s say he made about 5 million over his entire career. That may seem a lot more money than it really is as a 30 year old if you know that is likely the only major income you’ll have in your life…..”
    Most people don’t make that amount of money in the lifetimes. What don’t you understand about fiscal responsibility? The guy is irresponsible and a bad thief. Now he will pay. Period.”

    None of what you said is wrong. He should pay for what he did. I am also saying that 5 million dollars at age 30 is not THAT much money. I do understand fiscal responsibility. Maybe you don’t understand the time value of money.

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