MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — Former NFL receiver Irving Fryar and his mother pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that they conspired to steal more than $690,000 through a mortgage scam.
State prosecutors allege Fryar's 80-year-old mother, Allene McGhee, of Willingboro, submitted false information to obtain five loans on her home within a six-day period. The two were indicted on counts of conspiracy and theft by deception.
Fryar, 51, lives in Springfield N.J., and is pastor of a church he founded. The former Husker played for four NFL teams between 1984 and 2000, including the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. Until he was indicted last year, he was the head football coach at Robbinsville High School.
Fryar rejected a plea agreement that calls for five years in prison and his mother rejected a deal that would include a three-year sentence.
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