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Report: Jamal Anderson owes $1.1 million in taxes

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Last week, former Falcons running back Jamal Anderson became one of the latest former players to sue the NFL for concussions.

Whatever he gets, he may not get to keep.

According to TMZ, Anderson owes the IRS more than $1.1 million in taxes from 2007 and 2008.

Even though he worked for ESPN in 2008, that number seems high.

Anderson spent eight years in the NFL.  His best season came in 1998, with 1,846 yards rushing.  He led the Falcons to a Super Bowl berth.

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33 Responses to “Report: Jamal Anderson owes $1.1 million in taxes”
  1. jeremywflores says: May 6, 2012 10:22 PM

    Easy solution: join the concussion lawsuit against the NFL.

  2. duanethomas says: May 6, 2012 10:24 PM

    Retired + Broadcasting (ESPN2) + cocaine bust in bathroom stall with a guy) + concussion lawsuit plantiiff = that explains it all including the back taxes…especially!

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: May 6, 2012 10:25 PM

    I said to myself when he added his name to that list that he likely blew through all his money. That arrogant clown ain’t got no concussion issues.

  4. t16rich says: May 6, 2012 10:27 PM

    Too bad, because Jamal has spent alot of his own money helping out the poor in Atlanta.

  5. N JAIL U MY HOE says: May 6, 2012 10:28 PM

    He can do the dirty bird for money.

  6. dietrich43 says: May 6, 2012 10:42 PM

    What the IRS claims he owes, what he might really owe, and what a good lawyer and accountant could get the IRS to settle for, could differ by several zeroes.

  7. rcali says: May 6, 2012 10:51 PM

    NFL is responsible I’m sure.

  8. shlort says: May 6, 2012 10:53 PM

    He should call those tax settlement lawyers I see on TV all the time. The will settle his tax debt for 500 bucks. hahaha

  9. drewsg says: May 6, 2012 11:11 PM

    What’s so hard about paying your taxes?

  10. raylangivens2 says: May 6, 2012 11:33 PM

    I honestly have no problem with people blowing through their money on drugs, if that’s what you want and you aren’t harming others then go for it. But when you run out of money don’t look for the quick fix and sue somebody, go out and do some honest work to build your money back. I’m sure with his name he could land a decent paying job somewhere in Atlanta.

  11. djstat says: May 6, 2012 11:38 PM

    This guy blew his knee out. Concussions? Liar is more like it

  12. jacobslatter says: May 7, 2012 12:09 AM

    Dan Reeves should help Jamal out like he offered to help Michael Vick. Break bread, homey.

  13. randallflagg52 says: May 7, 2012 12:23 AM

    Seriously? You mean this guy doesn’t have some charity like, literally every other NFL player to use as a tax write off?

  14. richardcolvinreid says: May 7, 2012 12:45 AM

    Do nfl players or any athletes actually pay taxes directly or do teams withhold a certain amount per check like happens for most people.

  15. detroitcityryda says: May 7, 2012 1:33 AM

    He had to pay way more than you or me so he considered keeping it and spending on cars and big houses. that’s what’s so hard about paying taxes (for an athlete )

  16. philyeagles5 says: May 7, 2012 4:22 AM

    t16rich says:
    May 6, 2012 10:27 PM
    Too bad, because Jamal has spent alot of his own money helping out the poor in Atlanta.
    =================================
    isnt that a write off?

  17. exibitsman says: May 7, 2012 5:20 AM

    Dude just pay your damn taxes

  18. commonsensedude says: May 7, 2012 6:32 AM

    How did he get his concussions? Did he slip and hit his head while doing the “Dirty Bird?”

    Also, Jamal was actually caught in a bathroom stall with another guy snorting cocaine off of a toilet bowl?? Even the self-respecting addicts hear this and want to say to Jamal “come on, man … you’re embarrassing us.”

  19. wicky888 says: May 7, 2012 6:38 AM

    He forgot to pay his taxes because of all the concussions …… and cocaine

  20. jimbo75025 says: May 7, 2012 6:49 AM

    richardcolvinreid says:May 7, 2012 12:45 AM

    Do nfl players or any athletes actually pay taxes directly or do teams withhold a certain amount per check like happens for most people.
    _________

    Not sure on your question, but I would wager his issues arise more from personal appearance/autograph signings/etc. That is how they got Pete Rose as he was getting bags of cash and not reporting it.

  21. txxxchief says: May 7, 2012 7:10 AM

    Evidently, CTE makes you not pay your taxes in addition to killing yourself.

  22. anarchopurplism says: May 7, 2012 7:14 AM

    A good portion of that is probably penalties and interest.

  23. kingfish4242 says: May 7, 2012 8:14 AM

    richardcolvinreid says:
    May 7, 2012 12:45 AM
    Do nfl players or any athletes actually pay taxes directly or do teams withhold a certain amount per check like happens for most people.

    ===================================

    They get paid just like you and I do. Taxes are withheld,but usually not enough to balance out what they owe when it’s time to file taxes at the end of the year. The article doesn’t say why he got this far in debt,so I can only speculate. He may not have filed in 07 and 08,or he could have not reported extra income current and former athletes receive for autographs and book signings. The IRS has severe penalties for anyone who doesn’t report additional income. He could have also taken a deduction the IRS later rejected through the audit process. If that happens, additional penalties are added.Bottom line, Anderson is in a mess and he better hire a good tax lawyer pronto.

  24. bearsfan4life says: May 7, 2012 8:24 AM

    Yeah America! Freedom!

    You’re free! They even say so in the theme song.

    Just work without compensation for an increasing amount of time and you’re free.

    Taxed 50% plus is freedom! Wooohooo America! Foreigners hate us because of our freedom.

    Sorry for that, I’m going to go watch the news on teevee now.

  25. kingfish4242 says: May 7, 2012 8:51 AM

    edit- just clicked the link provided and it did say he didn’t file taxes in 07 and 08. Anderson won’t be mistaken for a member of the Harvard faculty. That was just plain stupid.

  26. melikefootball says: May 7, 2012 9:09 AM

    No wonder this country can’t drop the debt, all the pro players and celebrities not paying taxes.

  27. vikingssoxfrustration says: May 7, 2012 9:25 AM

    Just HAD to bring up the ’98 Falcons didn’t ya? Grrrr….

  28. abninf says: May 7, 2012 9:59 AM

    Is he going to sue his college, high school and the Pee Wee league because he *cough* didn’t know about long term effects of concussions?

  29. daysend564 says: May 7, 2012 10:33 AM

    jeremywflores says:
    May 6, 2012 10:22 PM
    Easy solution: join the concussion lawsuit against the NFL.
    =========================

    Bingo! He actually joined it last week around Wednesday (probably the same day he got his last tax return back).

  30. packer49ers says: May 7, 2012 11:13 AM

    If he hasn’t filed taxes, that number is inflated for affect. If you don’t file the IRS takes all income reported to them and no deductions ( not even standard deduction ) and figures your tax bill based on that ( as well as interest and penalties ). Simply filing his tax return for those 2 years will take a zero off that bill.

  31. muckfodell says: May 7, 2012 11:26 AM

    “No wonder this country can’t drop the debt, all the pro players and celebrities not paying taxes.”

    America has a big government spending problem. The answer is to shrink it.

    All these guys paying a 70% tax rate won’t fix that.

    Think about that when you cast your ballot in November.

  32. daysend564 says: May 7, 2012 11:38 AM

    This is the NFL’s fault! If he didn’t get paid all that money, he would not owe so much money to the IRS. The NFL never told them they needed to pay taxes and to not be stupid with their money.

    Class action lawsuit is in order!

  33. granadafan says: May 7, 2012 3:49 PM

    How convenient that he joins the NFL concussion lawsuits now that he owes major bucks. I heard on the radio that Art Schlicter, the scam artist, blamed his extortions, Ponzi schemes, and criminal behavoir on the concussions. What a d-bag.

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