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  • vply2000 Feb 19, 2013

    Who knew SL was a Republican? He is just a step ahead of Gov.McCrory in doing away with NC income taxes.

  • sjfragnol Feb 19, 2013

    When Lowe'son was charged w/home invasion and drug dealing, relatives were quoted as blaming it on his being in "that environment" (i.e. an HBCU), rather than acknowledging Lowe's son inherent character deficit. Many students of more dire financial circumstances attend HBCUs and don't participate in such despicable acts. So maybe Sidney Lowe's behavior can be explained away by his being in "that environment" (i.e. greed for more when you earn too much)

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 19, 2013

    I still don't understand how Sid got into this mess. Wonder what is going on in his family life.

  • Six String Feb 19, 2013

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    I think you should change your screen name.

  • Got Peart Feb 19, 2013

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    you really went there? My goodness....why can't we as a society get past that. I'm sure that had absolutely 0 to do with it.

    Take that garbage elsewhere!

  • Got Peart Feb 19, 2013

    I grew up watching Sid play at State, and he was a favorite of mine. Hated that he didn't succeed in coaching here, but appreciated what he did.

    That being said - for the life of me, I can't grasp this. First of all, given his financial status, he MUST have someone dooing this for him. Most Wealth Managers offer tax planning and tax prep services. Clearly they had to have known about his working and residing in NC (regardless as to where this firm may be).

    Second - no way the STate of NC didn't send several notices regarding this. Did Sid just simply ignore, or did his firm ignore?

    Third - NO EXCUSE for this. My wife and I make a fraction of what he does, and we go beyond our efforts to have taxes done, double-checked, and filed well in advance of 4/15 timeline.

    In reality - here's what will happen. Sid will pay whatever back taxes he owes, plus a fine, and get some sort of probation.

    If he really has no knowledge of what is happening wiht his finances, he needs a new advisor! I know plenty I could refer him too (I work in the field)

  • ncstateforever Feb 19, 2013

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    Coach Lowe was a good coach. The problem was his personality didn't fit in with Debbie and Packpride.

  • wildpig777 Feb 19, 2013

    RE: NC State's Lowe arrested for failure to file taxes
    my gosh hasn't this guy suffered enough, he coached at NC State for gosh sakes.

    you called that --COACHING?

  • hcdozier Feb 19, 2013

    Lowe should have had plenty of time to file his taxes between mid March and April 15th during 2009-2011, he certainly didn't have any basketball games to coach.

  • 75Tarheel Feb 19, 2013

    I guess the apple doesn't fall from the tree...Lowe's BOY commits Armed Robbery and Lowe 'hisself' commits white collar robbery. Cell mates maybe? Too funny!!

  • duwbit Feb 19, 2013

    He may have just wanted to spend some quality "time" with his son.

  • TRUTHAISI Feb 19, 2013

    Non-story to me. I like talking about sports. Give the story it's 15 min. and move on.

  • Toddler10-21 Feb 19, 2013

    Sidney you really have giving them something to talk about now. There sure are alot of perfect people in this world!!

  • StunGunn Feb 19, 2013

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    So are you saying it's OK to "bend academic rules" as long as you don't brag about running a clean program??? I don't see any "big difference", other than one program saying they didn't cheat while they were cheating. If what you say is true, both programs cheated.

  • JB61 Feb 19, 2013

    WOW, Really!! I know of many whom havent filed taxes for over 12 years( child support cases). I've even sent a letter and completed an IRS inquiry form to report these non-filers. What was done, absolutely nothing!!! But now you want to blast a AfricanAmerican Coach who 'coache'd for a very prominent college? WOW, Really! Bring the Black man down, as society always have!

  • readme Feb 19, 2013

    We don't know if he underpaid, we just know he didn't file. Still a crime, but we'll see if he's a cheat later.

  • HeelHater Feb 19, 2013

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    Let's not get carried away. UNC cheated the NCAA, fans, and ultimately it's students. Lowe apparently cheated the federal govt. Who cares? They cheat us 24-7, and never get arrested.

  • Jewelry-EricLeak Feb 19, 2013

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    Yea, Sidney was a "cool dude"but certainly Dan Kane and Pack Pride should be concerned. If COACH Lowe was devious enough to cheat on his taxes, certainly he was devious enough to cheat on the recruiting trail......(umm CJ?). Where there is smoke, there is fire. Right? Dan Kane?

  • Rameses Unchained Feb 19, 2013

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    Yep agreed. He was always a cool dude when I spoke to him. Now where is ToolSAC? He's always bashing UNC when someone that went to the school gets in trouble, where is the largemouth hypocrite b-assfish?

  • Rameses Unchained Feb 19, 2013

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    +$100,000 penalty...

  • djofraleigh Feb 18, 2013

    Sidney was a great player at NCSU. He gave it his all. This is a sports page, not the front page.

  • bernardjaysr Feb 18, 2013

    Hey no one know's the circumstances that
    led to this error in judgement.
    I hope for the best for coach Lowe.

    Go Heels!

  • ncstateforever Feb 18, 2013

    I always like Coach Lowe. He always treated all with respect. I don't see this has anything to do with State. I hope he can settle this with no problems.

  • kornfan2448 Feb 18, 2013

    One year, I suppose I could maybe understand. Three? No excuse for that, sorry.

  • evadbbat Feb 18, 2013

    I feel his pain.

  • doneds Feb 18, 2013

    "Need Money" Try the NCEL?

  • still heelman1973 Feb 18, 2013

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    His problem is that he didn't file returns. It doesn't make a d@*n where his income came from.

  • doneds Feb 18, 2013

    Coach Lowe, Pay the $3.00!!!

  • peace2u Feb 18, 2013

    Maybe Lowe think's he's a corporation--like Cisco--and is holding his profits overseas.

  • shepherdofwolves Feb 18, 2013

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    I had several classes with athletes during my time at NCSU. And I can tell you, some of them were clearly not well enough academically fit to be on a college campus. (In fairness, most were football players from the Amato era.)

    Now this never bothered me, because I sort of accepted (like most students/alums all over the country)there's a certain amount of admissions bending that has to happen if you want to compete in the revenue sports. BUT, we didn't go around bragging about our student-athletes' academic chops while did it either. We didn't preach and condescend like the ol' Tarholes. Big Difference.

  • StunGunn Feb 18, 2013

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    Thanks, rsmith. It's sad when people cling to their rivalries when something like this happens. This has ZERO to do with anything at NC State. This is all on Lowe, and I'll wait before saying anything negative about him until more info comes out. We should all keep sports to the field and court and the personal matters are just that: personal and nothing to do with where someone coached or played.

  • badcompany1023 Feb 18, 2013

    The tweet of the day " Lowe still can't beat North Carolina "

  • clearthinker Feb 18, 2013

    They arrested him for this???? Nobody else in NC has failed to pay taxes? I guess somebody is trying to make a point but, other than illustrating that NC is still racist, I have no idea what that point is. Sure, he should have paid, but why the big deal? We've had governors more crooked than this guy. Good god, ya'll.

  • iron fist Feb 18, 2013

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    tax code is not fair I don't care which team you support

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  • lanecc Feb 18, 2013

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    Lowe's problems are from money earned through endorsements. NCSU would be required to take out taxes on his salary. Lowe would be responsible for income from his 1099. Still this is pretty bad knowing the money he made.

  • hcdozier Feb 18, 2013

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    Three years of returns?

  • ctya Feb 18, 2013

    Let's see how many other people will be on the news as non filers.

  • hcdozier Feb 18, 2013

    Sidney Lowe was also cited for impersonating a basketball coach for the past 10 years.

  • TVs_Deceit Feb 18, 2013

    Somehow I doubt that he purposely didn't pay his taxes that were due when he must have known it'd be discovered and he'd wind up in trouble for it.

    Probably some issue other than willfully ignoring a tax bill. Bad math, bad accountant, bad tax preparer ect.

    I give him the benefit of the doubt that he didn't just decide he wasn't going to pay something he knew he owed.

  • mfarmer1 Feb 18, 2013

    what a ___Blank___, don't he know Uncle Sam needs his green backs to advance Obama's socialist nation.

  • Feb 18, 2013

    Wow is all I can say, I guess since his son was treated so well when he became coach, he thought he would be treated well too...slap on the wrist...lets pray he pays as we all do!

  • MDL33 Feb 18, 2013

    Welcome to N.C, one of the worst tax policies in the great USA

  • grh90 Feb 18, 2013

    So since when is a NCSU former athlete going to jail news?

  • Jcwolf75 Feb 18, 2013

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    This is a good one...+1

  • 4tarheels Feb 18, 2013

    It's not like he was busy between mid-March and mid-April.

  • Southern Girl Feb 18, 2013

    It seems unreal that he would not have had an accountant. So, the accountant would have filed his FEDERAL taxes, but not his STATE taxes? Time will tell.

  • roanmtnman2 Feb 18, 2013

    Come on guys-get real. A lot of his income ( endorsements, Adidas, etc) was non-employee income and NOT subject to withholding. My guess is big bucks due NC.

  • monopoly1966 Feb 18, 2013

    People don't forget to pay your taxs this year.

  • BBQCreek Feb 18, 2013

    I didn't wade through all the comments, so this may be repetitive. He was charged with not filing returns, although section XV of his contract calls for the payroll office to withhold taxes in accordance with the law. Unless he claimed some bizarre number of exemptions, he should have had quite a bit of state taxes withheld. And even if he did claim excessive exemptions, I would think it is incumbent on the employer to disregard the excessive withholding, or at least report it to the State Dept of Revenue. If others did their job, he could be guilty of no more than not filing taxes, and may actually be due a refund. So others may be implicated for ignoring the law.

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