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Report - Plaxico Burress charged with failing to pay taxes

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Plax Is In Trouble Again.

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News came across today that former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress has been indicated on charges of failing to pay taxes.

The former receiver, who played a vital role in the Giants run to their third Super Bowl championship in 2007, is no stranger to trouble with the law. He was arrested and convicted on a variety of firearms charges one fateful night in a nightclub when a handgun he was carrying in the waistband of his sweatpants accidentally discharged.

Perhaps it is fitting that Plax is the first person to be charged under a new law regarding paying taxes with the transfer of electronic funds.

Burress is the first person in the state to be charged under a law adopted and signed last year that makes issuing a bad electronic funds transfer a criminal offense just like passing a bad check.

While Burress' initial charges back in 2008 is a source of angst for Giants' fans -- it is entirely possible that the Giants could have repeated as Super Bowl champions that year -- these charges are only cause for a roll of the eyes and a wonder about what might have been