Bubba Paris was charged for failing to file his federal income tax returns. Paris is a former San Francisco 49ers standout.
The US Department of Justice announced the charges against Paris on Tuesday. The former football player has been assessed three misdemeanor charges of failing to file his tax returns in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
The Washington Post reports that prosecutors in the case allege Bubba Paris received a gross income of over $57,000, almost $84,000, and almost $42,000 respectively.
Paris was drafted in the second round of the 1982 NFL draft out of the University of Michigan. He started as the left tackle for eight of the nine years he played for San Francisco. He won three Super Bowls during his career.
The San Francisco Chronicle notes that Bubba Paris will have to appear before a judge in Oakland to face the misdemeanor charges in early March.
If the Discovery Bay, California native is convicted, he could face up to one year in prison and a $100,000 fine. Along with playing for the 49ers, Paris also played for the Indianapolis Colts and the Detroit Lions in 1991 before he retired.
He now works as a motivational speaker. Bubba Paris’ website describes him by saying:
“As a speaker, the best way to describe him is that he has the sense of humor and anecdotes of Bill Cosby, the substance of Stephen Covey and the delivery of Les Brown.”
Bubba Paris has so far declined to comment on the charges against him. A message was left a this office on Tuesday.