IRS Seizes Super Bowl Ring

Even pro football players need tax relief from time to time. Fuzzy Thurston, former Green Bay Packers lineman, owes $1.7 million in back taxes and now the IRS is auctioning off his ring from Super Bowl II to help pay what he owes. His tax debt originated from a restaurant chain he started after his football career had ended. He failed to turn over payroll taxes he withheld from his employees income. Thurston also has a ring from Super Bowl I that the authorities are trying to track down. However, rings like his are worth a mere $20,000 – $30,000, so the IRS would have to locate about 50 such rings to bring him into full compliance.

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