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Published: Monday, Feb. 18 2013 12:15 p.m. MST

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Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

None of my business.

flint, ME

Comments about ‘Utah Jazz: Assistant Sidney Lowe arrested for allegedly not paying N.C. income tax’

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

If true, he is stealing from taxpayers of his state. Any thief gets no sympathy from me and deserves to be in jail.

Anti Government
Alpine, UT

Oh come on! Half the people in this country don't pay any federal income tax at all....and it's legal. Why should he have to pay?

We should just get people that have more money than he does to pay for his share...oh wait we already do that.

Hmmmm. Well, lets do it some more!

C'mon its the "new" American way.

On a slightly more serious note, how could he have not known this was coming and done something about it?

If nothing else it shows supremely poor judgement on his part so it begs the question, why is he in the position he is in?

Taylorsville, Utah

He wasn't stealing from taxpayers of his state. He just didn't want to share his share of his tax money with other tax payers.


This is awesome! Straight out of Happy Gilmore. Maybe he has a grandson who turns to golf to help him pay his taxes.

B Russ
Ephraim, UT

Heard over allstar weekend that the Mailman would still like to help us with coaching the bigs. Said he would even do it for free.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

In related news: When I was at BYU one of my landlords owned a company that handled the payroll for the Utah Jazz. When they played a game in California, that state wanted to tax the money they earned while in California. Other states did the same. Just imagine the nightmare that would cause you if you had to travel on business and pay income tax in every state you visited.

Professional athletes can't hid the fact that they travel on business. Few if any others are even noticed.

If Mr. Lowe willfully violated the law they I have little sympathy for him.
I have all the sympathy in the world for athletes that get taxed is more than a dozen states and have to pay double taxes for the days they are on the road.

Ute in NV
Henderson, NV

I'm guessing it was the Mailman who tipped them off in hopes of creating a job opening.

Clearfield, UT

People make honest mistakes. Not even bothering to file is not one of them. No sympathy from me.

Ogden, UT

@Ute in NV


Too bad, all to often we hear about people who seem to make a lot more money than the majority of us refusing to pay their taxes.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Just the latest blunder from the worst-run franchise in the NBA.


@Chris B. You sound like such a loving person. You probably have no clue what has been going on in his life. A true Utah fan would be sympathetic!

Jonathan Eddy
Payson, UT

How amusing it is when people who lie about their income on tax forms have the audacity to cast stones at others that fail to file those same forms. Pots calling kettles black. Americans......gotta love em.

Elsmere, DE

Athletes aren't double-taxed. They're basically taxed in different states in proportion to where they play (or sit on the bench). The W-2 they get has a line for each state's tax liability and the amount withheld. They then have to file with their home state and the states involved. It's just like if you live in one state and work in another, only it's a dozen or two other states you worked in.

Ogden, UT

@Sir Robin worst-run franchise in the NBA. Quite a statement coming from California. Enlighten us please.

Kaysville, UT

It is amazing that North Carolina, one of President Obama's strong supporters has charged as a man that may have not paid his taxes, similar to Tim Geithner who owed $30,000 in taxes when he was nominated as the Secretary of the Treasury. Maybe the President, as an attorney, can represent this man in the court of public media and then Mr. Lowe could be our next Secretary of the Treasury after Mr. Lew who had money in the same building as Mr. Romney in the Cayman Islands. Strange bedfellows for the President and now for this accusation for Mr. Lowe.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

Here is a list of people and corporations who pay no income taxes and have never gotten in trouble.

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, JP Morgan Chase CEO James Dimon,Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

Wells Fargo,General Electic,PG&E Corp, Verizon Communications, American Electric Power,
Pepco Holdings, Computer Sciences,

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

There is also FedEx, Wiconsin Energy, DuPont, Baxter Ineternational,CMS Energy, DTE energy, Corning, Honeywell International, Navistar International, Ryder System, Intergys energy group, and American electric power.

Man in Charge
Washington, DC

Brave Sir Robin

Tell me again how the lakers are doing this year? Oh yes, they will not make the playoffs and Dwight Howard is about to leave in free agency. Only a dysfunctional franchise can't win with Kobe, Nash, Gasol and Howard. If they were on any other team they would be in first place.

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