Forced to leave football because of injuries, former Buffalo Bills running back Sean Doctor decided on a career as a firefighter and later, as owner of an asbestos abatement company.
Nearly 30 years later, Doctor faces a year of probation because of a felony conviction related to his work on an asbestos clean up at Roosevelt Park in Buffalo.
Doctor, who was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, admitted making a false statement about the cleanup and acknowledged asbestos was improperly left behind by his company, S.D. Specialty Services.
Paul J. Cambria Jr., Doctor's defense lawyer, opposed the government's request for home detention Wednesday and told U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara that his client has been on pretrial release for five years without incident.