Former New York Jets player hit with jail time for COVID relief scam
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A one-time New York Jets player who fraudulently obtained more than $1 million in pandemic relief funds has been sentenced to three years in jail. Joshua Bellamy, who spent most of his football career as a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears, used his $1.2 million loan from the Paycheck Protection Program — intended to support flailing businesses and their employees amid the coronavirus crisis — on a casino trip and other luxury items like jewelry, according to court documents. He spent more than $62,000 at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino and Hotel alone, according to prosecutors. Bellamy also g...