Jamal Anderson: Former Running Back is running from paying taxes

By Bahiyah Shabazz, MBA

When will athletes and entertainers ever learn? You can run, but you can’t hide. It seems that someone else is making poor judgement when it comes to his finances.

According to TMZ…

Former NFL star Jamal Anderson is best known as the originator of the “Dirty Bird” touchdown dance — but Uncle Sam is unimpressed … and just wants a fat check for the back taxes it says Jamal owes.

According to a tax lien filed by the Georgia Department of Revenue, the former Atlanta Falcons star owes money for the 2007 fiscal year. Anderson’s debt is piling up too — a $52,234.28 principal has nearly doubled to $102,797.06 … thanks to interest, penalties and fees.

Jamal did not come from humble beginnings. He was surrounded by celebrities such as Muhammad Ali,  Sugar Ray Leonard, Donna Summer, and Byron Scott to name a few who were clients of his father, James Anderson. With that being said, he knows the responsibilities that comes with fame and fortune.

Yes, we know that he made bad decisions in the past, but now is the time to pay your debt when it comes to your taxes. Believe us when we say that everyone has an Uncle name Sam whose hands are in their pockets.  Just ask your friends The Dream and Bow Wow.

Word of advice from Fabulous & Money Savvy™, pay off your taxes (in installments if needed), hire someone to manage your finances and disclose the entire process along the way.  You want to stay informed of where your money is invested.


“Love yourself enough to support yourself.”

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