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  1. Freddie Mitchell gets three-plus years in prison for tax fraud, says TMZ

    Oct 29, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT


    I guess that means the judge wasn’t buying Freddie Mitchell’s defense that head injuries he sustained during his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles contributed to the tax fraud schemes he pulled off once he was out of the league. After appearing in court last week, Mitchell was apparently sentenced today. TMZ has the report:…

  2. Freddie Mitchell says brain injuries contributed to tax fraud, had judge watch ‘League of Denial’

    Oct 25, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT


    Former Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchel was in court this week down in Orlando in front of a Federal judge who the former People’s Champ hoped would show him some mercy. FredEx claims that head injuries he suffered playing football contributed to the tax fraud he plead guilty to earlier this year. The details are…

  3. Per Freddie Mitchell, Eagles lost Super Bowl thanks to Harrison’s HGH use, McNabb’s ‘s***ty a**’ arm

    Oct 21, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

    Freddie Mitchell of the Philadelphia Eagles, left, speaks during a press conference at Harvard Business School as fellow NFL players listen in, from left to right, Todd Collins of the Kansas City Chiefs, Dhani Jones of the Philadelphia Eagles, Ted Johnson of the New England Patriots and Greg Comella of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Harvard Business School has developed a workshop focusing on the needs of NFL players interested in owning, operating, or building their own businesses, Thursday, April 7, 2005. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    A not-so-great former athlete with an outlandish sense of self who can’t seem to stay out of trouble, on social media and otherwise. Where have I heard this before? Like, really recently? Freddie Mitchell — best known for his great hands, but most recently known for a tax fraud scheme and having seven pounds of…

  4. Remember This Guy: Eagles WR Chris T. Jones

    Oct 8, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT


    I find running to be maybe the most boring activity in the world. Why would I run somewhere, when I can walk there at a leisurely place? Really soak it in, you know? But I’m inching closer and closer to 30 now – still hoping for one more big, multi-year blogging contract – so I’ll…

  5. Freddie Mitchell Pleads Guilty in Tax Scheme, Carries Max Jail Time of 10 Years

    Mar 8, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT

    We’ve written about Freddie Mitchell’s troubles with the law in a big tax fraud scheme in the past, turns out he entered a plea agreement this week which faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. Although 94 WIP’s Howard Eskin says Mitchell could get off with only probation and a fine. From the AP:…

  6. Eagles Are Unpredictably Predictable in First Round

    Apr 10, 2012, 12:19 PM EDT

    The Eagles like to move around a lot on draft day, especially in round one, but you can get a pretty good sense of what position they might go after by looking at who they’ve selected in the past.

  7. Freddie Mitchell Is Behind Bars

    Mar 22, 2012, 1:49 PM EDT

    Freddie Mitchell is behind bars in Orlando.

  8. Freddie Mitchell Facing Federal Tax Fraud Charges Update

    Mar 6, 2012, 4:25 PM EDT

    FredEx has found himself in quite a bit of trouble with Uncle Sam and the IRS. He now faces Federal Tax Fraud Charges.

  9. Here’s Shane Victorino Dressed Like a Clown, Literally

    Nov 26, 2011, 6:43 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino continued to be one of the most entertaining MLB Twitter characters on Saturday evening when he tweeted the above photo of himself and his wife dressed as clowns to help their son Kingston celebrate his birthday.

  10. Sixers Star Andre Iguodala: the Next Mark Zuckerberg?

    Jul 11, 2011, 12:53 PM EDT

    Andre Iguodala has some big business ideas brewing and he hopes to make his future business earnings make his NBA salary look like minimum wage.

  11. Exhale: Freddie Mitchell Finally Breaks Silence on Kevin Kolb Situation

    Jun 1, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT

    If you told me five years ago that on the eve of June 2011, Freddie Mitchell’s name would be in a headline regarding the plight of the guy who replaced Donovan McNabb only to be quickly replaced himself by Michael Vick… Well, I probably would have believed the Freddie Mitchell part.

  12. Highlights From Freddie Mitchell Searching for Love On Millionaire Matchmaker

    Jan 11, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT

    With the Sixers-Pacers game going down to the wire at the Wells Fargo Center and the Flyers-Sabres playing an exciting one up in Buffalo, the usually must-see-live-TV event that was Freddie Mitchell appearing on Millionaire Matchmaker was relegated to the DVR. But it was worth the wait. Some fun quotes and highlights from Freddie’s episode:…

  13. Video: Freddie Mitchell Talks Dating, BJs, and How Coachable He Can Be

    Jan 10, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

    As we mentioned a while back, Freddie Mitchell will appear this week on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker. Here's a quick sample of the episode in which the former People's Champ talks about his most recent relationship, when he's allowed to get BJs when dating a new girl, and when it's okay to give a lady some…

  14. Freddie Mitchell to Be On Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker

    Jul 27, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT

    Former Eagles great-handed wideout Freddie Mitchell is back in the news this morning and he’s “getting back at it, making it happen” once again. This time with the ladies. According to Dan Gross, FredEx will appear on Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker,” which leads to the obvious question: is Freddie the “millionaire” on the show or the…

  15. Freddie Mitchell: One of the Worst NFL Players Ever?

    Jan 17, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT

    Deadspin has an interesting list of the 100 Worst Players in NFL History. A few familiar faces from our Birds make the list: 37. Freddie Mitchell; wide receiver; Eagles; 2001-04: Though probably not the worst receiver in NFL history, Mitchell is definitely the worst receiver in NFL history to talk nonstop trash. After the Patriots…

  16. Times Are Hard for the People’s Champ

    Sep 23, 2009, 10:30 AM EDT

    Despite being a mediocre player in the NFL, Freddie Mitchell won me over with his outspokenness, his hands that were "so great," and his frohawk. Sure, it didn't hurt that he made the catch on the single greatest play I've ever witnessed in person. I'd say I was quite the Freddie Mitchell fan. Times appear…

  17. Freddie Mitchell is ‘Gettin Back At It, Making It Happen’

    May 8, 2009, 10:15 AM EDT

    For real. Listen to him for yourself. This video is from Freddie’s blog. Enjoy the extreme close up at the 57 second mark. Freddie is down in Lakeland, Florida and he says he’s getting ready to making a comeback to the NFL. I can’t wait! [Watch video below]

  18. FredEx and Terrell Owens: the Perfect Odd Couple

    Feb 11, 2009, 1:08 PM EDT

    We've joked many times that Freddie Mitchell needed his own reality TV show but after hearing FredEx "interview" Terrell Owens on 97.5, it's clear that the People's Champ and T.O. would be the perfect odd couple. You can listen to the interview here or check out PFT's quotes from the show. When asked whether Buffalo…

  19. The Tale of FredEx & FedEx’d Pot

    Feb 10, 2009, 12:45 PM EDT

    From Deadspin: The former "People's Champ" was briefly handcuffed last Thursday, but adamantly denies he had anything to do with the 7-pound box of weed delivered to the restaurant he co-owns. Mitchell claims it's all a big misunderstanding and that the super-aggressive cops are going after the wrong guy. After the misunderstanding was cleared up,…

  20. Former Eagle Freddie Mitchell Arrested

    Feb 6, 2009, 6:24 PM EDT

    According to Leslie Gudel of CSN on Twitter, “Freddie Mitchell was just arrested in Philadelphia for failure to pay child support.” We’ll update this post as we learn more. FredEx was supposed to be a guest host on 97.5 the Fanatic this week. No word on whether or not the arrest will change that. If…

  21. Freddie Mitchell Emerges, Loves His Country Music

    Jan 12, 2009, 4:54 PM EDT

    Howard Eskin did something awesome for once this afternoon when he got former Eagles Hall of Fame-caliber receiver Freddie Mitchell to join him on air. The interview amazingly starts off with Freddie talking about his attendance at the CMAs — that’s the Country Music Awards. The heart of the interview centered around Freddie Mitchell airing…

  22. Freddie Mitchell: The Ladies Champ

    Jun 11, 2008, 3:53 PM EDT

    My good friend Bethie was recently in Las Vegas with 16 (!) of her closest lady friends (note to self: plan trip to Vegas ASAP) and happened to run into one of our favorite former Eagles. Bethie and her ladies were hanging out by the VIP pool area at club Bare at the Mirage —…

  23. Another FredEx Sighting

    Apr 7, 2008, 12:30 PM EDT

    So he wasn’t in the company of a hot woman this time, but there has been another FredEx sighting. It has to do with a documentary about athletes being nervous wrecks worrying about their careers. Somehow, Freddie Mitchell ends up in the filmmaker’s lounge. [HeraldTribune]

  24. FredEx Sighting! With Buttonless Babe

    Apr 1, 2008, 12:56 PM EDT

    Via Last Night’s Party we get this fine image of Freddie Mitchell and the best catch he’s made since 4th and 26.  I’m told the photos are from a party in Vegas and that his Dolce and Gabbana shirt goes for about $2,000 while his hat likely costs even more than that. It’s hard being…