An Ohio man was charged Wednesday with running a horse racing scheme where several National Football League players — including three former Cleveland Browns — lost money.

Jonathan Pippin, 29, of Logan, faces two counts of wire fraud and a money laundering charge. Prosecutors say he ripped off four football players by coaxing them into giving him money to invest in racing horses.

The football players are identified in court filings with their first names and initials. Carlos Warner, Pippin's federal public defender, identified them as former Cleveland Browns players Chansi Stuckey and Reggie Hodges, former Browns and current Denver Broncos wide receiver Jordan Norwood and current San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead.