An ex-Chicago Bear charged is making sports news headlines this afternoon, as Business Week reported this Friday, March 8, that former Chicago Bear and NFL player Chris Zorich was officially charged this Thursday for not filing his federal income tax returns from the past four years. Zorich’s attorney said the Notre Dame star is going to plead guilty.
Under the headline, “Ex-Chicago Bear charged: ND star faces tax charge”, sources confirmed this week that Zorich, 43, now faces four counts of failing to file his tax returns between the years of 2006 to 2009. The NFL star reportedly made well over $1 million over the course of those four years, in addition to revenue from his founded charity.
Although an official hearing date hasn’t been set, Chris Zorich is reportedly cooperating with the IRS on the matter, and intends to plead guilty.
"He's been looking forward to the day he could start putting this behind him," said his attorney.
Although each count can carry a sentence of one year in prison and $100,000 fine, his attorney added he hopes that Zorich will not end up behind bars, and the ex-Chicago Bears charged headline will not affect the NFL player’s and past Notre Dame champion’s overall image.