Mitchell, a wide receiver for the Eagles from 2001 to 2004, plead guilty for conspiring to file a false tax return. Prosecutors said two other people were involved with the scheme. The false tax return was to be filed for a professional athlete.
Mitchell apparently told the athlete that he and two other people could net him a bigger return in his tax refund. The false return that Mitchell and the two others submitted was for a $2 million refund.
While he is still going to prison for his actions, he got off easy with his 37 month prison sentence compared to the maximum of 10 years that he faced with the charges against him.
The Eagles selected Mitchell in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft. His career didn't last long as he only played four seasons in the league, all of them with the Eagles. He was with Kansas City Chiefs during the 2005 offseason, but he never played a game with them. He has worked out with multiple teams over the years, but has never made a roster. While he isn't the most famous-ever Eagle, there are others that MJR Sports Integrity has collected autographed items from.
Mitchell's only claim to fame was his "4th-and-26" play against the Green Bay Packers. He was also known for his constant trash talk.
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