Vinnie "The Pazmanian Devil" Paz (formerly Pazienza) has gone broke. The Providence Journal (registration required) is reporting that Rhode Island's most famous living athlete has filed for bankruptcy, owing over $2,000,000. The ProJo lists where some of the money is owed:
- $463,179 owed to the Internal Revenue Service
- $145,264 owed to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation
- $291,171 owed to the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
- $212,000 or so owed on his home in Warwick
Note: the one and only Rhode Island bred and born Vinnie Paz should not be confused with the repulsive, doughy white rapper "Vinnie Paz" from the group Jedi Mind Tricks.