Daughter NFL Pension: Constance Helwig-Langlois Accused Of Taking Father's Pension Benefits After His Death

By Melissa Siegel, Posted: 12/20/12 02:25PM EST

The daughter of a former NFL player is being accused of stealing money from her father's pension plan.

According to the Associated Press, Constance Helwig-Langlois was charged with fraud on Wednesday. The daughter continued collecting money from her father's NFL pension after he died in 1994. John Helwig played for the Chicago Bears for four seasons back in the 1950s, according to NFL.com.

This daughter collected over $200,000 from her father's NFL pension over  the 17 years of the scheme. Her mother was also apparently involved in the scam, as Ruth Helwig allegedly told officials that her husband was still alive so they would keep collecting the NFL pension money. Ruth Helwig died back in 2007.

As Inquistir notes, daughters do not always stop receiving NFL pensions after their fathers die. The league recently agreed to provide payment to the daughter of Jovan Belcher, who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend before pulling the trigger on himself earlier this month. Zoey Belcher will supposedly receive $108,000 for the next four years, $48,000 the next year, and then $52,000 each year until she turns 18 or 23, depending on whether or not she attends college. Those numbers come courtesy of Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

NFL pensions have also been in the news for other reasons as of late. As FOX Sports reports, former Cleveland Browns lineman Andrew Stewart successfully sued the NFL earlier this year for denying him disability benefits. Stewart will now receive up to $6,000 a month in benefits after suffering various injuries throughout his career. Other retirees are also continuing to fight for better NFL pension benefits in court.

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