Plaxico Burress was interviewed by his former Steelers coach Bill Cowher from his New York jail cell last week, and the segment aired today during the Super Bowl pregame show. The former football player is behind bars as a result of gun charges stemming from him shooting himself in the leg at a nightclub in 2008. The ordeal resulted in a fiasco that involved Plaxico appealing his teams decision to suspend him and withhold his signing bonus, and tampered with the team's reputation. Now...Read Full Story
Former New York Giants wide reciever Plaxico Burress was indicted by the grand jury in New York today on two felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon, after an incident last November in which the Buress accidentally shot himself in the leg. Teammate Antonio Pierce was not indicted. If Burress is found guilty, each charge would carry a mandatory mininum sentence of three and a half years in state prison.From a story at the New York Times: A grand jury has indicted Plaxico Burress...Read Full Story
Turns out football teams don't like it when you shoot yourself in the leg. Plaxico Burress has been released by the New York Giants, four months after the infamous incident in which the wide receiver shot himself in the leg.The team apparently ran out of patience with Burress, though it's unclear why they waited four months to dump the troubled wide receiver.From a USA Today report: The New York Giants have run out of patience in the Plaxico Burress ordeal. The team has released a...Read Full Story
It's quite possible that Plaxico Burress' wide receiver position on the New York Giants is cursed. How else can you explain not only Burress, but now his replacement being shot in the leg? It was announced today that Taye Biddle, who was promoted to Burress' open WR spot, was shot in the hand and leg today while outside a home in Decatur, Ala. He underwent surgery on his hand and was released form a local hospital. The shooting is still under investigation.Now, there are many explanations for...Read Full Story
Wide receiver Plaxico Burress (2L) of the New York Giants is led to a squad car for transport to his arraignment outside the NYPD 17th Precinct December 1, 2008 in New York City. Burress, who is expected to face a charge of criminal possession of a weapon, was released from the hospital yesterday after accidentally shooting himself in the right thigh at a nightclub in Manhattan on the night of November 28. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images North America) The task of NOT shooting...Read Full Story
Plaxico Burress is a wide reciever for the New York Giants. He is number 17 and is 6'5 and 230 pounds.