Lawyers say ex-Bears player with tax woes is broke

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Associated Press

Posted on July 4, 2013 at 3:06 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for former Chicago Bears player Chris Zorich, whose tax problems landed him in court, says his client is broke.

Zorich pleaded guilty in March to failing to file federal income tax returns from 2006 to 2009. Zorich faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine when sentenced, which is scheduled for July 12.

In a court filing Wednesday, his lawyers said the 44-year-old Zorich is worth $302,000 but owes $348,000 to the state of Illinois due to a case concerning the questionable finances of his charity.

The filing noted Zorich will likely owe about $90,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Zorich was on Notre Dame's 1988 national championship team. He played for the Bears from 1991 to 1996, ending his career with the Washington Redskins.

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