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IRS Claims Mel Blount Owes Back Taxes
Tuesday, 01 September 2009

September 1-  According to press reports, the Internal Revenue Service claims Toombs County native and NFL Hall of Famer Mel Blount owes more than a half-million dollars in back income taxes.

The IRS filed suit in federal court in Pittsburgh claiming Blount owes $631,000 in federal income taxes for the years between 1994 and 2006.  He has yet to comment on the allegation.

Blount retired from the NFL in 1983 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame six years later.

Youth homes operating in his name are here in Toombs County and near Pittsburgh.

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