Plaxico Burress is in trouble with the law again.
The former Super Bowl hero with the New York Giants was indicted last week on charges of willful failure to pay a state tax and issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer, New Jersey prosecutors announced Thursday.
If convicted, Burress, who spent 20 months in prison after pleading guilty to violating a New York weapons law in 2009, faces up to five years in jail on each of the new charges.
Mercer County prosecutors said in a news release that Burress' failed in an attempt to pay nearly $48,000 in state taxes for 2013 by electronic funds transfer. According to officials, Burress never responded after being notified of the problem in writing on multiple occasions, including once by a certified letter, which was returned unclaimed.
Authorities said Burress' tax preparer was also alerted to the issue and that the 12-year wide receiver for the Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets still didn't pay after a criminal complaint was filed in February.
The law that makes issuing a bad electronic funds transfer a criminal offense is a new one, signed just last year. Burress is the first person in New Jersey to be charged under the new law.