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Jun 29, 2016 12:24 AM

Ex-NFL player wants sentencing delayed over concussion exam

The Associated Press

CLEVELAND (AP) A former NFL wide receiver who pleaded guilty to stealing money from two children's charities is asking that his sentencing hearing be delayed again after prosecutors sought medical records related to a concussion examination.

Attorneys for 68-year-old Reggie Rucker on Tuesday filed a motion in U.S. District Court saying that his July 14 sentencing should be postponed because prosecutors have demanded all medical records related to brain damage that Rucker suffered during his 12-year NFL career.

The motion also says Rucker's attorneys want their experts to evaluate the government's medical records and expert reports on Rucker when they're finally provided.

Rucker pleaded guilty in February to stealing from two children's charities to pay gambling debts and personal expenses. A plea agreement calls for him to serve about two years in prison.


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