Ex-Giants player, 85, sentenced in New York City drug case

Ex-Giants player, 85, sentenced in New York City drug case


Clyde “Peter” Hall, who played for the New York Giants in the early 1960s, was sentenced recently to five years in prison.


Federal Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil sentenced Hall after he accepted a plea deal and admitted to an attempted sale of fentanyl-laced drugs in New York City. Prosecutors said Hall tried to sell the drugs to an informant working with the Drug Enforcement Administration.



“I am incredibly sorry to all my loved ones for letting them down with my actions,” Hall said in court. “I am sorry to the court for my actions, and I am remorseful for my conduct.”


Giants logo on helmet

A New York Giants helmet at training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center


Hall had been serving a prison sentence for financial fraud crimes but was granted a “compassionate release” at the time of the attempted drug sale, the New York Post reported.



Prosecutors cited Hall’s criminal record when they pushed for a sentence of at least 10 years. In a sentencing submission letter, Manhattan Assistant Attorney Ni Quia wrote that Hall decided to “reengage in crime” shortly after he left prison.


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