Irving Fryar

Former NFL star Irving Fryar has handed down a five-year prison sentence for his role in a mortgage scam, reports ESPN.

The 53-year-old was convicted, along with his mother in August, of applying for multiple mortgage loans in quick succession while using the same property as collateral.

His mother was sentenced to three years’ probation.

Fryar is a five-time Pro Bowler, who played 17 seasons in the NFL, from 1984-2000, playing for the New England Patriots, the Miami Dolphins, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins.