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Report: Former Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Indicted For Failing To Pay State Taxes

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress has reportedly been indicted on two counts of failing to pay state taxes and as a result, he faces up to 10 years in prison under New Jersey law, according to Thursday report by James McEvoy of the Times of Trenton.

Burress, who caught 553 regular-season passes for 8,499 yards and 64 touchdowns during his 12 years in the league, reportedly faces one count of issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer, and one count of willful failure to pay state tax. Both are third-degree charges that carry a maximum penalty of five years in state prison and a $15,000 fine.

According to TMZ, a Burress representative told them that the former first-round draft pick of the Steelers has a good explanation for his tax problems and that prosecutors are clearly trying to take advantage of a person to make an example out of him. That rep also claimed that Burress had issues with his accounting firm that has since been fired.

Burress reportedly owes $47,903 in New Jersey income taxes from 2013.

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