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Report: Ex-NFL players face charges for identity theft

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Three former NFL players are facing identity theft and tax fraud charges in Florida, according to a Miami Herald report.

William Joseph, 32, and Michael Bennett, 33, former first-round picks by the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings, respectively,

were arrested and questioned Monday by FBI agents in connection with an alleged plot to rob people's identities and file false tax returns.

Former New England Patriots draft pick Louis Gachelin, 31, was also detained by authorities, along with six other individuals, according to the paper.

Bennett last played in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders in 2010, while Joseph played for Oakland in the previous season. Gachelin spent time on the Patriots' roster, but never appeared in a game.
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