Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell is the latest player to come out and talk about the effect concussions have had on his life since his career ended.
Mitchell was convicted of a tax fraud scheme that could carry a 10-year prison sentence, according to Philly.com. But in court this week, Mitchell said that the memory loss he suffered as a result of multiple concussions during his NFL career may have led to his behavior.
Mitchell took full responsibility for his actions but noted that he often has to use notepads to remember things and doesn't sleep a lot due to painful headaches. His girlfriend testified that he often loses track of his thoughts during a conversation.
According to Philly.com, the court records indicate that Mitchell could serve 37 to 46 months in prison. His lawyers are requesting that Mitchell receive probation and community service due to his condition.