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Tonight ten former NFL players including some big name retired stars could face years in prison after being hit with federal fraud charges Catherine Herridge reports on their alleged game of greed and deception the indictment accuses the former NFL stores the reason nation wide strong turning lead healthcare plan for retired players and their families in using it like a personal ATM the indicted include several former Washington Redskins including all pro running back Clinton Portis ten players in all charged with nearly four million dollars worth of fraudulent claims for high cost medical equipment they never actually bought in each case the form submitted in support of the claims were completely fabricated the indictment says the claims range from forty to fifty thousand dollars a piece for a hyperbaric oxygen chamber used by scuba divers ultrasound machines to conduct health exams on women and electro magnetic therapy devices used on horses Clinton Portis who was not his suburban Virginia home when agents went to arrest him this morning he is expected to turn himself in tomorrow he's accused of falsely claiming for a cryotherapy unit and getting over fifty thousand dollars investigators said it looked like a typical health care fraud schemes that run by athletes you have a a ring leader at the top you have recruiters down below and then you have what would normally be patients in a typical healthcare fraud scheme and in this case there were former players what is the journey tells C. B. S. news that his client had no knowledge what he did was illegal and he was taken