Former Browns player Reggie Rucker pled guilty in front of a federal judge Wednesday to wire fraud and making false statements to investigators.
He will likely faces two years in prison and must pay back all of the money he stole, which is as much as $150,000.
Rucker headed up a local non-profit organization called Amer-I-cans as well as the Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance, an organization that was supposed to help curb violence among teens and young adults.
His attorney, Michael Hennenberg, said Rucker's wrongdoing stems from his gambling problem. He said he is in treatment for it.
Rucker will be sentenced on May 23. In the meantime, he remains free. In court, he admitted to taking medication for a mental health and/or psychiatric condition.