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Former Eagles WR Freddie Mitchell sentenced to 37 months for tax fraud

Former Eagle Freddie Mitchell will serve a 37 month prison sentence for tax fraud. Former NFL WR Freddie Mitchell will serve a 37-month prison sentence for tax fraud. (Tom Briglia/ Film Magic)

Freddie Mitchell has been sentenced to 37 months in prison for his role in a tax fraud scam, according to

Mitchell could have faced up to ten years for withholding millions of dollars in taxes from the government, but the former wide receiver accepted a plea deal that will put him behind bars for about three years.

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The Eagles drafted Mitchell out of UCLA in the first round of the 2001 draft, but he racked up just 90 catches and five touchdowns in his four seasons there, before falling out of the league for good.