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.