Plaxico Burress has been indicted by the state of New Jersey for failing to pay almost $50,000 in back taxes, this according to TMZ.

Prosecutors associated with the case insist that the former football star can face up to five years in prison if this issue is not settled. To his credit, Plaxico initially attempted to file his 2013 state income taxes in October of 2014, but the electronic funds transfer failed.

Since then, officials claim that Mr. Burress and the person who completed his taxes were contacted on several different occasions; however, the situation has failed to be rectified. 

As it stands, Plaxico has been charged with one count of willful failure to pay a state tax and one count of issuing a bogus check or electronic funds transfer. 

Source: TMZ