Former NFL Player Indicted In Memphis Teacher Testing Scam
(Memphis) A former NFL player and current MCS substitute teacher has been indicted in the teacher testing scandal.
Cedrick Wilson was indicted on four counts including wiring fraud, social security fraud and conspiracy.
Wilson was a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers and helped the team win the Super Bowl in 2006.
Wilson is a Memphian who played high school football at Melrose and helped the University of Tennessee win the national championship in 1998.
According to the indictment, “According to the indictment announced today, Wilson conspired with (Clarence) Mumford to have two PRAXIS Physical Education examinations taken by one of Mumford’s test-takers on April 25, 2009. The test-taker used Wilson’s social security number while posing as Wilson to take the examinations. Wilson then submitted an application to the Memphis City Schools in January 2010, citing those examinations in an attempt to obtain employment with the Memphis City Schools.”
Wilson also played for the San Francisco 49ers.
Wilson has been a substitute teacher with MCS since 2009, he is suspended without pay. He is also a Volunteer football coach at White Station HS.
Federal investigators say four MCS employees or former employees were hired by Clarence Mumford to take tests teachers must pass to remain employed.
Wilson is the 14th person to be indicted as part of this conspiracy since July of this year
Investigators haven’t identified the at least 50 people involved, the other school districts or the prospective teachers who paid to have someone take their test.
Read More about the scandal: https://wreg.com/2012/07/11/teacher-at-center-of-teacher-testing-scandal-no-stranger-to-law/