If ever an opponent blasted past former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Greg Skrepenak
a little too
easily and flattened the quarterback -- maybe it all makes a bit more sense now.
The former football player was today sentenced to two years in jail and fined $5,000 for a corruption conviction. While serving as a commissioner in Luzerne County, Penn., he accepted a $5,000 bribe
in exchange for his vote to approve more than $1 million in loans toward a development project.
The 6-foot-6, 322-pound Michigan alum was one of 30 people swept up in a continuing corruption probe. He had faced a sentence of up to 10 years and a fine of $250,000 -- but he pleaded for leniency, citing his status as a single father and football-related injuries. He also trolled for supportive letters via his Facebook page
. He was selected by the Los Angeles Raiders with the 32nd pick
in the 1992 NFL draft. He played for the Raiders until 1995 -- the team's first year back in Oakland -- then suited up for the Carolina Panthers in '96 and '97.
The former "reform candidate" must surrender to prison authorities by the end of the month.
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