Former Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell is headed to prison. The man formerly known as "FredEx" was sentenced to 37 months behind bars for his part in a tax fraud scheme, according to TMZ. Mitchell pleaded guilty to withholding millions of dollars from the federal government. He was facing ten years in prison, but cut a deal in order to have the sentence reduced to a little more than three.
Mitchell was known for his wild interview antics during his stint with the Eagles. He was also on the receiving end of the play known affectionately as "4th-and-26." Mitchell played in Philadelphia for four seasons after being drafted in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft. The former UCLA Bruin collected 90 receptions for 1,263 yards and five touchdowns in the NFL, all of which came with the Eagles.
Mitchell was a bust in the NFL and it is looking like his personal life has not gone much better since leaving the league.