Frank Heinz, NBCDFW.com
Eugene Lockhart. Photo taken Dec. 20, 2008.
Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Eugene Lockhart Jr. has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and faces up to 10 years in prison.
The Dallas Morning News reports that Lockhart was set to go on trial Monday with five people accused of arranging dozens of home closings that resulted in $20 million in fraudulent loans between 2001 and 2005.
The 50-year-old Lockhart was told in a hearing Friday that the statutory maximum for his crime is 20 years but that his plea agreement limits his jail time to 10 years. Sentencing was set for Nov. 2.
Lockhart played for the Cowboys from 1984 through 1990 and for New England in 1991-92. He recorded 16 career quarterback sacks and made six interceptions, returning one for a touchdown.