Irving Fryar released after 8 months of 5-year prison sentence

AP

Former NFL wide receiver Irving Fryar is out of prison after serving just eight months of a five-year sentence for mortgage fraud.

Fryar was released this month and placed in New Jersey’s Intensive Supervision Program for nonviolent offenders, Philly.com reports.

At the time he was convicted of conspiring with his mother to defraud various lending institutions, Fryar was pastor at the New Jerusalem Church of God. He will return to that position now that he’s been released.

Fryar and his mom fraudulently used the same property to take out mortgages from multiple lenders. His mom got three years of probation.

The 53-year-old Fryar was an All-American at Nebraska, the first overall pick in the 1984 NFL draft and a five-time Pro Bowler for the Patriots, Dolphins and Eagles, although his off-field issues sometimes overshadowed his on-field excellence. He missed the AFC Championship Game in his second NFL season because he had injured his hand in a fight with his wife and was arrested on weapons charges a couple years after that. He retired after the 2000 season with 851 catches for 12,785 yards and 84 touchdowns.

25 responses to “Irving Fryar released after 8 months of 5-year prison sentence

  1. 5 year sentence and you walk after 8 months..what a country. I hope he had to pay a severe fine but I doubt it.

  2. “At the time he was convicted of conspiring with his mother to defraud various lending institutions, Fryar was pastor at the New Jerusalem Church of God. He will return to that position now that he’s been released.”

    And people will still follow him?

  3. You forgot to mention another role he has, ‘Pastor.’

    I love these born-again mistake-making people that coincidentally find the lord after a slew of mistakes.

    Irving Fryar is a snake who is only looking to pad his bank account.

  4. Is it cultural? Is it Genetic? What is it? That physically gifted beings, cannot use the 2.3 lbs of matter between their ears and lead a fruitful productive life away from crime, drugs, and general anti-social behaviors?
    It is sooooo very rare to see an athlete in any sport, but mostly team sports, be a success in life while not on the field.

  5. He was great to watch when he played. Too bad he had too many off field issues. He could have been one of the best ever if he had his head totally in the game.

  6. Now he can switch from defrauding banks to defrauding individuals.

  7. This guy got a 5 year sentence? Meanwhile, Wall Street Banksters created tainted securities based on mortgage fraud, then bet on the predetermined outcome (failure) in the stock market and sucked close to $2 Trillion out of the US economy. Instead of jailing them, we bailed them out. Ridiculous.

  8. What did Tom Brady do to be Put in Jail? Testify under oath? Change cell phones? Destroy your team? Have drugs delivered to his house for him under his wife’s name?

  9. patriottony says:
    Jun 28, 2016 7:54 AM
    Is it cultural? Is it Genetic? What is it? That physically gifted beings, cannot use the 2.3 lbs of matter between their ears and lead a fruitful productive life away from crime, drugs, and general anti-social behaviors?
    It is sooooo very rare to see an athlete in any sport, but mostly team sports, be a success in life while not on the field

    If you’re talking about living a life without being in jail, as you seem to be, I wouldn’t consider over 95% of all team sport players sooo rare.

  10. patriottony says:
    Jun 28, 2016 7:54 AM

    Is it cultural? Is it Genetic? What is it? That physically gifted beings, cannot use the 2.3 lbs of matter between their ears and lead a fruitful productive life away from crime, drugs, and general anti-social behaviors?
    It is sooooo very rare to see an athlete in any sport, but mostly team sports, be a success in life while not on the field.
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    Nah, got to disagree. I think it’s the exact opposite. We just hear about the few of the thousands of ex-players who get in trouble and the rare story is the success stories, which there are many of.

  11. pittsburghdamned says:
    Jun 28, 2016 10:22 AM

    Just another in a long line of Patriots criminals.

    Good to see his religious post was held for him though.
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    Since 2000 24 Steelers have been arrested. 18 Patriots in the same time frame. 24>18. Guess who’s line is longer? Ravens 26 arrests. 26>18. Guess who’s line is longer? Browns 29 arrests. 29>18. Guess who’s line is longer? Bengals 43 arrests. 43>18. Guess who’s line is longer? But hey, the jealous don’t need facts to spew garbage now do they?

  12. I’m sure he learned his lesson–that you can defraud a bunch of banks and get away with a slap on the wrist. Don’t be surprised if he does it again. After all, what’s eight months in prison when you can get several millions while committing fraud and have to pay very little of it back. If that’s not getting away with it I don’t know what is.

  13. Lets not ignore the fact that while he is not behind bars, Fryar will still be serving his sentence and is not a free man to go about his life as he wishes to.

  14. Are Irving Fryar and Aqib Talib related? They kind of look alike, and seem to share a disposition towards breaking the law.

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