Plaxico Burress pleads guilty to tax evasion charges


When last we heard from former NFL receiver Plaxico Burress, he was trolling the Eagles. The Eagles now have a way to troll him.

According to the Associated Press, Burress has pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges in New Jersey.

On Monday, Burress admitted that, for 2013, he failed to pay $46,000 in state taxes on $1 million income. As part of the plea bargain, prosecutors dropped a charge of issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer.

Burress, per the report, faces five years of probation and a “conditional” sentence of 364 days in jail. He’ll be formally sentenced on February 5.

A plea deal reportedly had been struck in July, but that report was not accurate. It’s unclear whether Burress actually will spend time behind bars.

Seven years ago, Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun he took into a Manhattan nightclub. He ultimately spent nearly two years in prison.

Burress played for the Steelers, Giants, and Jets, before returning late in his career to Pittsburgh. He caught the game-winning touchdown pass in Super Bowl XLII, the game that stopped the Patriots from going 19-0.

15 responses to “Plaxico Burress pleads guilty to tax evasion charges

  1. Yet Rev Al Sharpton has been evading taxes 5x longer, but he gets invited for dinner to the White House on a consistent basis….

  2. Sounds like a smart guy.

    1 – shoot yourself in the leg, lose millions, go to jail

    2 – evade taxes (46K on 1MM in income – he could afford to pay that) go back to jail.

    Imagine if he never carried that gun, and paid his taxes.
    No jail, more money, and a better life.

  3. If you don’t think these guys live in an alternate universe, just consider that Plax’s state tax bill alone is more than a lot of folks get paid for an entire year of work.

  4. mikermiker says:
    Dec 7, 2015 5:05 PM

    Man, sounds like a Patriots player

    Nope. He is a Steeler through and through. I don’t know what it is about that team, but they sure attract a criminal element.

  5. I don’t blame him, I wouldn’t want to pay anyone 46k especially for it to go into 100 different people with 8 kids pocket.

  6. The irony in all this is that if Burress lived in another state, he’d never have spent a day in prison. In Florida, for instance, the gun laws are much more lax than in New York, and Florida doesn’t have a state income tax.

  7. Sounds like a smart guy.

    2 – evade taxes (46K on 1MM in income – he could afford to pay that) go back to jail.

    It is 46k in state taxes and 1MM in federal… 1.046MM total.

  8. Well, atleast he didn’t cap himself and then spend two years in the clink for it this time. His prison pocket should be nice and warmed up for his second bid.

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