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German football legend Uli Hoeness said Friday he will not appeal a tax fraud jail sentence and resigned from his posts as president and board chairman of powerhouse club Bayern Munich. "Tax evasion was the mistake of my life," the fallen football idol said in a personal statement. A Munich court had Thursday sentenced Hoeness, 62, to three and a half years in jail for major tax fraud in a trial that captivated football-obsessed Germany. Hoeness said that "after discussions with my family, I have decided to accept the judgement of the District Court of Munich regarding my tax matter.