The NBA isn’t getting the best look today as 18 former players were arrested for defrauding the NBA’s health and welfare benefits plan to the tune of $4 million in total.

According to NBC’s Tom Winder, 18 former NBA players were arrested for welfare fraud. They defrauded the league’s “Health and Welfare Benefit Plan out of approximately $4,000,000,”

BREAKING: 18 former NBA players have been arrested and charged federally for defrauding the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan out of approximately $4,000,000, law enforcement officials say.

The list of former players includes Milt Palacio, Sebastian Telfair, Antoine Wright, Darius Miles, Ruben Patterson, Eddie Robinson, Gregory Smith, Glen Davis, Jamario Moon, Terrence Williams, Alan Anderson, Tony Allen, Shannon Brown, William Bynum, Melvin Ely, Christopher Douglas-Roberts and Tony Wroten.


There are some bigger names on that list, and this is still an ongoing story. Keep checking back with Thirsty for constant updates.

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