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07:04 AM ET 07.04 | Based on the charges, Chris Zorich reportedly could face up to more than a year in prison. [Zorich], who pleaded guilty in March to misdemeanor charges for not filing federal income tax returns, is in such dire financial straits that his net worth is "substantially negative," his lawyer said in papers filed in federal court Wednesday. Zorich also has temporarily halted making monthly payments related to unaccounted funds from his now-defunct charity, the documents state. The former defensive lineman's net worth is $302,273, but that is eclipsed by the $348,447 he owes under a legal agreement related to the charity plus $90,000 in back taxes and penalties, according to attorney Matt Lydon.

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July 4, 2013  08:57 AM ET

I hope he gets his affairs in order. I always liked Zorich. He was a beast when he was at ND.

July 4, 2013  09:02 AM ET

He was targeted I tell ya, targeted. This calls for an investigation.

July 4, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Another example of a guy, a charity, and not knowing what the hell was going on.

July 4, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He was targeted I tell ya, targeted. This calls for an investigation.

LOL - He should have gone to bars instead of tea parties.

July 4, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Damn... that has to be one of the worst feelings in the world.

July 4, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Another example of a guy, a charity, and not knowing what the hell was going on.

"Trust, but verify".

July 4, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Damn... that has to be one of the worst feelings in the world.

Doesn't exactly inspire one to get out of bed, does it?

July 4, 2013  09:33 AM ET

Don't these guys have agents that tell them squat. The crime is not to file. Not paying can be worked out. Jeesh!

July 4, 2013  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I hope he gets his affairs in order. I always liked Zorich. He was a beast when he was at ND.

Did he fail his accounting course?

July 4, 2013  09:51 AM ET

Remind me never to earn real money. It appears incredibly hard to deal with.

July 4, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Did he fail his accounting course?

No. He Aced it.

July 4, 2013  02:25 PM ET

Sad story; another case of how exposure to "celebrity" life can mess up some young people's minds.

July 4, 2013  03:42 PM ET

So few players actually prepare for the future,. They think the party will last forever. Winter must always come.

 
July 4, 2013  04:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Another example of a guy, a charity, and not knowing what the hell was going on.

Except this time it appears those "charitable donations " were going to him for years and years. He was the charity. Honestly, that is what will get him sentenced it appears. He is no victim in all this I suspect. That is the way it looks.

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