Virginia city says former NFL QB Michael Vick owes $70K in unpaid taxes

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ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 01: Former Atlanta Falcons player Michael Vick walks on the field prior to the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome on January 1, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) – Former football star Michael Vick owes tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes on luxury cars that he owned in Virginia, officials said.

Officials said Vick owes the city of Hampton about $70,000, the Daily Press of Newport News reported Thursday. Vick lived in Virginia after serving time in prison for running a dog-fighting operation.

Hampton Treasurer Molly Ward told the newspaper that the city has failed to reach Vick or people who have handled his affairs. She said the city has so far filed warrants for $51,900 in unpaid taxes and plans to file more.

The Daily Press said that Vick could not be reached immediately for comment.

Vick, 39, was the top overall pick in the 2001 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection during his time as the team’s quarterback.

He served 18 months in prison following his guilty plea for a dog-fighting operation in his native Virginia. He returned to play five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, followed by short stints with the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Vick was recently named honorary co-captain for the NFL Pro Bowl, a decision that has prompted more than 700,000 people to sign a petition in protest.

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