Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Strawberry faces new fight

With all the Vick and Pacman hoopla it’s easy to forget about what’s going on in Darryl Strawberry’s world. But here at The Smoke we NEVER forget about Straw. Last week the US government filed a lawsuit against Strawberry, seeking to collect nearly a half-million dollars in unpaid taxes.

The suit follows his 1995 conviction on federal tax evasion charges, for which he was sentenced to six months home confinement and ordered to repay $350,000 in taxes. However, Straw never got around to actually repaying the taxes that he went to jail for evading in the first place, so the government is taking him to court again. In all, with penalties and interest, the government said Strawberry owes them $481,656.

Before anyone did anything, Strawberry did everything. Where the hell is Straw going to come up with half a million dollars? He’s having a hard enough time as it is making the monthly payments on his cardboard box.

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