Johnnie Morton, the former first-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions who had 43 career touchdown receptions and one well-publicized run-in with Matt Millen, was sentenced to two years probation for lying to a grand jury.
According to the Associated Press, Morton lied about his relationship with Neang Chhorvann, a business associate. Morton, 40, later admitted to investing more than $2 million with the man, the IRS revealed. If Morton invested $2 million with a man the IRS was pursuing, it’s fair to wonder if Morton will ever see that money again.
Morton’s final season in the NFL was with the San Francisco 49ers in 2005.
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