Retired Pittsburgh Steeler Hall of Fame player Mel Blount owes $631,000 in back taxes, according to a civil action filed by the IRS.
The civil action, which was filed Monday, accuses Blount of owing taxes for nearly every tax year from 1994 to 2006, except 1997. The summons was mailed to the Mel Blount Youth Home, a charity that the athlete established in Vidalia, Ga., for victims of childhood abuse and neglect before his retirement in 1983.
Despite notice and demand for payment of tax assessments [Blount] has failed to pay the full amounts due and owing, said court documents quoted by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Blount, 61, played in four Super Bowls for the Steelers. He was chosen as defensive Most Valuable Player in 1975 and set a team record with his 57 career interceptions. Blount was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1989.
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