Former University of South Carolina and NFL standout Rick Sanford has agreed to plead guilty to bankruptcy fraud in U.S. District Court in Columbia.
According to court papers, Sanford is waiting to enter a guilty plea before a judge and then be sentenced. The 54-year-old Sanford could be sentenced to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. Dates for the formal guilty plea and the sentencing have not been scheduled yet.
Sanford played defensive back for the New England Patriots from 1979 to 1983. He played the 1984 season with the Seattle Seahawks. The Rock Hill native is currently a chiropractor in the Columbia suburb of Irmo. Sanford filed for bankruptcy in 2009, but omitted from his petition a $70,000 ownership of a condo in Vail, Colorado.