Steve Martin once suggested this defense to a failure to pay taxes: I forgot.
Though it’s unclear whether former 49ers tackle Bubba Paris will try to advance that excuse, Paris is accused of failing to file tax returns.
Paris, a left tackle who won three Super Bowl in San Fran, allegedly failed to file tax returns in 2006, 2007, and 2008, according to the Associated Press. He allegedly received more than $57,000, more than $83,000 and more than $41,000 in each of those three years.
Paris, 52, spent eight seasons with the 49ers, from 1983 through 1990. He then played in 1991 for the Colts and the Lions.