Former San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Bubba Paris is in some hot water over some tax returns he allegedly didn't file. The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday that Paris will be facing three misdemeanor charges of failing to file tax returns. Paris allegedly failed to file returns for three years (2006-08), according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Paris' gross income was $57,000 in 2006, $84,000 in 2007 and $42,000 in 2008, but he failed to file federal tax returns for those years, according to federal prosecutors.
Paris, whose legal first name is William, is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court March 4. Each of the three charges carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.
Paris won three Super Bowls with the 49ers during an eight-year career with the team that spanned from 1983 to 1990. Paris, a second-round pick in the 1982 draft out of Michigan, started in 105 of the 130 career games that he played in the pros.
The former NFL lineman works as a motivational speaker and he's a good one, at least according to his website. Bubbaparis.org describes Paris as a speaker who "has the sense of humor and anecdotes of Bill Cosby, the substance of Stephen Covey and the delivery of Wes Brown."
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