Attorney says Ex-Irish star Zorich is broke

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An attorney for former Notre Dame and 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 was enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend in 2008.

He played for the Bears from 1991 to 1996, ending his career with the Washington Redskins.

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