(1090 The Fan) — Sam Adams, a former 350-pound defensive lineman of the Seattle Seahawks, is facing serious charges.

Prosecutors with Washington’s Attorney General’s Office say Adams, along with his business partner, failed to pay workers and dodges taxes at health clubs they operated. Adams, 41, and Dana Sargent are accused of stealing more than $500,000 in state taxes and employee wages during the clubs’ waning days, according to seattlepi.com.

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The two locations have closed in the past two years; West Seattle Athletic Club in Seattle and Lincoln Plaza Health Club in Tacoma. Between the two facilities, workers reportedly lost more than $7,000 in unpaid wages.

Both Adams and Sargent could spend up to five years in prison if convicted.

Adams began his long NFL career in Seattle in 1994, coming in as the 8th overall pick in the draft. As a Seahawk he recorded 23 sacks and 167 tackles over the course of six seasons.

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