Star NFL Teammate Concerned
Over Prison Sentence
10/3/2015 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVEAt least one of Irving Fryar‘s old teammates still has his back — ex-Miami Dolphins star Keith Jackson … who says he believes Fryar is a good person at heart and is very concerned that he’ll be spending the next 5 years in prison.
Jackson tells TMZ Sports … he’s remained friends with Fryar ever since they played together back in the ’90s — “That’s my boy. I love him like a brother.”
As we previously reported, Fryar was sentenced to 5 years behind bars this week for bilking people out of $1.2 MILLION in a mortgage fraud scheme.
“I’m concerned,” Jackson says about the sentence … “It’s not good.”
Jackson says he has a hard time accepting that his friend is now a convicted criminal … but he’s refusing to turn his back on Fryar.
“I’m still with him. I’m standing with him. It’s hard for me to believe he did this… he was always a trustworthy, good person.”