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Missouri man sentenced for defrauding NFL player

A Missouri man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for defrauding an NFL player out of $250,000.

Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Abayomi Jamil Martin of O’Fallon must also repay the money to Dallas Cowboys player Brandon Carr, along with $11,000 to credit card companies.

Martin pleaded guilty of wire fraud in March. Martin claimed to be part-owner of Famous Nobodys clothing company when he convinced Carr to invest.

The company is real but Martin isn’t affiliated with it, and he used the money for personal expenses, a down-payment on a home, and to fund pro boxers in Las Vegas..

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