Nearly a year ago, Casey Urlacher found himself charged with nine others in a sports gambling case that could have put him in federal prison.
That prison threat still looms over most of his co-defendants. But late Tuesday, President Donald Trump granted a full pardon to Urlacher, mayor of north suburban Mettawa and brother of Chicago Bears great Brian Urlacher.
Throughout his life, Mr. Urlacher has been committed to public service and has consistently given back to his community, the White House wrote in its announcement. It also called Casey Urlacher a devoted husband to his wife and a loving father to his 17-month-old daughter.
The lead defendant in the case that included Urlacher, Vincent Uncle Mick DelGiudice, is expected to plead g…