(Bloomberg) Former National Football League player Bill Romanowski can’t deduct costs of a horse-breeding operation, the U.S. Tax Court ruled, upholding a $4.7 million levy by the Internal Revenue Service.

Romanowski and his wife, Julie, didn’t try to make a profit on horse-breeding activities in 2003 and 2004, and as a result, the expenses they incurred aren’t deductible, Judge Joseph Goeke in Washington said in Wednesday’s decision.

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