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Plaxico Burress

Dropped the Ball on Taxes

Owes Over $59k

8/6/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Current free agent Plaxico Burress could really use an NFL team right now ... because the unemployed wide receiver just had a tax lien filed against him in the State of New York for more than $59,000.

According to legal docs, Burress didn't quite pay all his personal income tax for the year 2007 and now the Empire State is looking to collect on the $59,241 he owes.

Burress was the top receiver for the NY Giants and under a 6-year $25-million contract ... but a stint behind bars after a gun charge put an end to all that. If he doesn't cough up the cash, the state can seize his assets. 

Not to worry, we're sure some NFL team will pick him up ... any ... minute ... now ...

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17 COMMENTS

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1.

Jay W.     

Plaxico... let down to Uncle Sam the Jets and my fantasy team. Hope things turn around for him.
Selling guns might pay ?

811 days ago
2.

jayman419    

I can think of one team involved in a bitter contract dispute with their star speedster, featuring a quarterback familiar with Plax who has already lobbied strongly for his cause, that is rapidly approaching the regular season with a serious lack of depth at wide reciever.

If Plax is willing to work for cheap, I bet he could find a home back in Pittsburgh. This tax case can be handwaved away as a simple accounting error, and if he says the right things about atonement and second chances, it just might happen.

811 days ago
3.

laffnbear    

Another shiftless, irresponsible man. Shows no amount of money can buy character.

811 days ago
4.

Marvin     

Hire and accountant dumbazz

811 days ago
5.

Joao    

He blew through whatever money he might had before they even cut the check... those guys never learn.

811 days ago
6.

Joey    

YOU WOULD THINK TAHT AFTER 2 YEARS IN JAIL AND BEING DROPPED BY ANOTHER NFL TEAM THIS DUMBA$$ WOULD LEARN SOMETHING. MAYBE TAKING HIS HOUSE AND CARS WOULD DO IT FOR HIM

811 days ago
7.

stu    

Does he still have that gun? I know a 24 hr 7-11 near his mama house where he can get $56 to start...

811 days ago
8.

Poule    

Be an example for your community just like I am.
You dumbass really don't deserve your luck, shame on you !

811 days ago
9.

Mike    

GOOD! CAN'T CHEAT THE FEDS STUPID PRIMATE!

810 days ago
10.

D    

He's shooting himself in the foot.

810 days ago
11.

Gurn Blanston     

Hmmmm Maybe there is an opening in obamas cabinet if he decides to quit football.

810 days ago
12.

Will    

I'm gonna name my boy Plexiglass!!!

810 days ago
13.

RAZZY    

Why is it the FED'S wait 5/6 yrs on a persons back taxes to take action ? Aah yes its the interest mounting on the debt ! I say there should be a
2yr cap on collecting back tax no more no less !

810 days ago

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