Former NFL receiver Plaxico Burress was sentenced to five years' probation for tax evasion, a judged in New Jersey ruled on Friday.
Burress was given five years to repay the state of New York $56,000 in back taxes or face a prison sentence.
Burress will receive a 364-day jail sentence if he fails to make the reimbursements.
The former Super Bowl hero with the New York Giants admitted that he didn't pay $46,000 in state taxes when he made $1 million in 2013.
He spent 20 months in prison for a New York weapons violation after he accidentally shot himself in the leg in the fall of 2008. He missed two seasons during the incarceration and last played in 2012.