Take 2: NFL healthcare fraud, potential impeachment


Hannah Gonzalez

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Ex-NFL players defraud healthcare program: Ten former NFL players are being accused of a multimillion-dollar plot to defraud the NFL’s healthcare program. Allegedly, these players submitted nearly $4 million in false medical claims that in turn put somewhere close to $3.4 million into the hands of those involved in the scheme.

Why this is important: If these players are charged with fraud, they have the possibility of going to federal prison. These men are prominent figures in sports culture so this scandal not only affects their reputation but also the reputation of the league itself.

President Trump’s impeachment update: The House Judiciary Committee has approved two articles of impeachment against President Trump on party-line votes that are accusing him of both abuse of power and obstruction of congress.

Why this is important: The full house is expected to vote on his impeachment next week. If this continues in the direction that it is going, Trump may ultimately be impeached, meaning that Vice President Mike Pence will take his place in office.