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Kenny Stabler’s troubles mount, owes IRS $265,000


The troubled life of former Raiders quarterback Kenny Stabler isn’t getting any better.

Stabler recently lost his home to the IRS, but a federal judge has ruled that wasn’t enough to pay his debts, and he still owes more than $260,000 in unpaid taxes, plus a penalty of more than $5,000, plus interest.

It sounds as if the government may never get all that money, as Stabler’s monthly payments will be based on his income, and Stabler’s attorney, Robert Galloway, told the Mobile Press-Register that Stabler’s income is limited to occasional appearance fees at NFL events.

He’s pretty much retired,” he said.

Stabler was seen as a colorful character during his playing days, when he was selected to four Pro Bowls in the 1970s, won the 1974 MVP and led the Raiders to the title in Super Bowl XI. But that colorful character has had a sad post-NFL life, with three divorces and three drunk driving arrests, the last of which cost him his job as a commentator on Alabama football broadcasts.