CAMDEN, N.J. -- A former NFL player has received a seven-month prison sentence for failing to file a federal income tax return for 2005, when he earned $5.5 million.
Thirty-three-year-old William James of Brownsville, Pa., was formerly known as William J. Peterson. He had already spent four months in custody, leaving him with three months to serve.
A judge in Camden, N.J., on Thursday ordered him to file back returns and pay back taxes and penalties totaling $470,000. He had been accused of not filing returns from 2005 to 2009.
His attorney said James suffered from post-concussion syndrome that left him mentally impaired.
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