May 7, 1989 |
After a glowing college football career at Nebraska, former Burlington City standout Charles Fryar assumed that his future would be determined during the recent NFL draft. Fryar, a cousin of former Nebraska all-American and current New England Patriots receiver Irving Fryar, had been a three-year starter at cornerback for one of the nation's highest-profile football programs. Last season, the 5-foot-10, 175-pounder was named first-team all-Big 8. He grabbed five interceptions for the Big 8 champions, including two in his final game, a 23-3 loss to Miami in the Orange Bowl.
July 24, 2015 |
When ex-Eagle Irving Fryar needed money in 2008 and 2009, a financial adviser now serving time in federal prison told him about a scheme they could use to defraud banks, New Jersey Deputy Attorney General John Nicodemo said in opening arguments at Fryar's trial in Mount Holly on Wednesday. By applying for multiple mortgage loans in quick succession, and using one property as collateral, the two men could obtain money that banks normally would not approve, Nicodemo told the jurors.
November 11, 2015 |
A restitution hearing for former football star Irving Fryar and his mother, Allene McGhee, who have been convicted of conspiracy in a $1.2 million mortgage fraud, has been rescheduled for December. Fryar, 53, a Pro Bowl wide receiver from Mount Holly who played for the Eagles and other teams during his 17-year NFL career, is serving a five-year sentence. McGhee, 74, is serving three years' probation. Both were convicted of conspiracy and theft by deception following a trial over the summer in Mount Holly before Superior Court Judge Jeanne T. Covert.
July 31, 2015 |
A financial broker who is serving time in federal prison in connection with a $2 million mortgage scheme took the stand Wednesday in the conspiracy trial of ex-Eagle Irving Fryar and his mother, Allene McGhee, in the Burlington County Courthouse in Mount Holly. William Barksdale is the key witness in a high-profile case in which the state Attorney General's Office alleges Fryar and McGhee conspired to defraud six banks and a mortgage company of more than $1 million in 2009. Barksdale, of Levittown, had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for assisting Fryar, McGhee, and several other Burlington County clients with the scheme.
August 9, 2015 |
Former Philadelphia Eagles player Irving Fryar and his mother, Allene McGhee, were found guilty Friday of charges of conspiracy and theft by deception stemming from a $1.2 million mortgage scheme that prosecutors said victimized seven lending institutions in South Jersey and Philadelphia in 2009. Fryar, a Pro Bowl wide receiver who retired from the NFL in 2001 after playing for 17 years with four teams, and his mother, a retired school bus driver from Willingboro, showed no emotion as a jury in Mount Holly announced the verdict after more than 11 hours of deliberation.
November 2, 1997 |
There was a time when Aeneas Williams would have had little use for Irving Fryar, and it had nothing to do with their vastly different job descriptions. Williams, the Arizona Cardinals' all-pro cornerback, and Fryar, the Eagles' most productive wide receiver, are adversaries on the field. Today at Sun Devil Stadium, they will attempt to make each other look foolish. Off the field, however, they have become friends. It would have been the oddest of couplings a few years ago - the straitlaced, devoutly religious Williams and the hell-raising Fryar, whose personal life was about as stable as the stock market.
October 4, 2002 |
After 17 years of being the center of attention in the NFL, Irving Fryar is ready to share the spotlight - with his son, Londen, a junior wide receiver at Holy Cross High School in Delran. "It's all about my son now," said Fryar, the 40-year-old former Eagles receiver. "It's all about the kids. " Fryar played high school football at Rancocas Valley in the late 1970s, so he is in familiar territory. Gone are the full stadiums, the demands from the media, and the dealing with the egos of fellow players.
August 3, 1997 |
The young man in the photograph had no idea what the road ahead would be like, how bumpy some of the detours would be, or where it all would lead. The young man in the photograph is 21, wearing the uniform of the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He is surrounded by other young athletes with eyes as proud and as hopeful as his own. Their faces - older now, lined with worry and with joy - are familiar. Reggie White. Bruce Smith. Mike Rozier. Steve Young. Bo Jackson. And that young man in the Nebraska jersey, the one with so much heartache and triumph ahead of him?
December 24, 1998 |
The voice came out of a crowd of Eagles employees gathered for Irving Fryar's farewell news conference. "Hey, Irv. " Fryar, waiting for the cue to begin a live spot on ESPN, looked over his right shoulder, looking for the face to go with the familiar voice. There it was, looming above those of the marketing people and secretaries in the back of the room. "Welcome to the alumni club," said Harold Carmichael, breaking into a big smile that Fryar returned. Fryar, 36, will join that club after the Eagles' season-ending game Sunday against the New York Giants, a game that already had loomed as the end of a chapter in Eagles history.
November 23, 1995 |
Irving Fryar has nothing but fond memories of playing high school football on Thanksgiving, even though his team won only one of its three meetings with Moorestown. Fryar, now an all-pro wide receiver with the Miami Dolphins, is a 1980 graduate of Rancocas Valley. When he was in high school, the Moorestown- Rancocas Valley game was considered among the area's best Thanksgiving Day rivalries. Fryar, who played for Nebraska against Miami in the 1984 Orange Bowl, and for the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, still gets excited when he talks about his Thanksgiving Day high school football experience.