Plaxico Burress originally made headlines back in 2008 when he accidentally shot himself at a Manhattan nightclub in 2008. As a result, he was placed on the infamous non-football injury list while he served two years in prison. Subsequently, Paxico Burress pleaded guilty to a weapons charge in 2009. Click here to watch or read more information on IRS Back Taxes.
Now, Burress is facing jail time for failing to pay state income taxes for 2013. Specifically, the 37 year old wide receiver faces one count of issuing a bad electronic fund transfer, which is a third-degree felony in New Jersey. This is because under a newly added New Jersey law, insufficient e-payments to the state government are identical to bounced checks. Governor Chris Christie signed the bill into law in 2014.
According to Assistant Prosecutor James Scott, Burress failed to respond to notices from the state’s Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. This week, Burress appeared at court, pled not guilty and did not offer to pay his back taxes, which amount to $54,000. Due to the fact that Burress has a prior criminal record, Assistant Prosecutor Scott offered Burress a plea bargain, which calls for one year of jail and five years of probation. Burress has yet to respond to the offer.