Memphis - Volunteer high school football coach and former NFL player Cedrick Wilson, 33, of Memphis, has been indicted in a four count indictment in connection with the teacher certification fraud scheme, in which groups of individuals were paid to take teacher certification exams for other teachers.
According to US Attorney Edward L. Stanton III, Wilson conspired with Clarence Mumford, Sr., to have two physical education board exams taken by paid test-takers, so that Wilson could be qualified for employment with Memphis City Schools.
Wilson graduated from Melrose High School in Memphis, helped the University of Tennessee win a National Championship in 1998 and won a Super Bowl Ring with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL.
Wilson is suspended without pay from his substitute teacher position with MCS. He also was a volunteer football coach at White Station High School.