Former NFL player Monty Grow was sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison and ordered to pay about $18 million in restitution for a health care fraud scheme, the Associated Press reports.
The conspiracy fraudulently bilked the federal government out of about $20 million from a program providing health care for military members, veterans and their families.
Grow, 46, was convicted earlier this year.
Shane Matthews earlier pleaded guilty to one count of causing a drug to be misbranded and was sentenced to three months in prison.
Grow played two NFL seasons as a defensive back with the Jaguars and Chiefs, while Matthews played quarterback for Chicago, Carolina, Washington, Cincinnati, Buffalo and Miami.
Matthews and Grow were teammates at Florida in the early 1990s.