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« Reply #10 on: Dec 01, 2008 at 20:23 »

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Maybe Plax & Michael Vick can get signed to the Cryboys when they're both released from prison...

Actually, it makes perfect sense.  That way they can be immediately reinstated by Roger "I'm Jerry's playtoy" Goddell.
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 02, 2008 at 04:43 »

Was this Burress' last shot?
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
By Ron Cook, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As he zipped his travel bag closed, a wise guy couldn't help himself and asked a very loaded question: "Hey, Hines, do you have a gun in there?"

OK, so it wasn't very funny.

Not on this NFL weekend.

Not after New York Giants Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the right thigh Friday night with an unlicensed gun that he carried into a Manhattan nightclub.

There's nothing funny about a man's stupidity.

"Giant Idiot!" read one New York tabloid back-page headline, describing Burress.

"If you feel like you need to take a gun into a club to feel safe," Ward said of his former Steelers teammate, "maybe you ought not to be going to that club in the first place."

Burress turned himself into New York police yesterday and is facing two gun possession chargers. That he was carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and shot himself isn't as shocking as the revelation that came out in the aftermath: Many, if not a majority of NFL players, own and even carry guns.

"I don't need a gun," Ward said, "but I know a lot of guys who use protection. I see both sides of having one."

Players will tell you they can't be careful enough after Washington Redskins Pro Bowl safety Sean Taylor was shot and killed in his home during a robbery a year ago. That's understandable. While with the Steelers in early 2005, Burress' Washington's Landing townhouse was robbed by three men. Every man has a right to protect himself, his family and his home.

But to carry a loaded weapon into a club?

"That's what I don't understand," Ward said. "Anything can happen when you do that. You can kill another human being. I don't know of many people who can live with that."

No one is suggesting that players live like prisoners in their homes and avoid the public at all times. Young men like to go to clubs to relax. But they have to be a lot smarter about it than Burress was. High-profile athletes are easy targets because of their wealth and fame. They have a lot to lose; in Burress' case, the Giants could go after some of his signing bonus and perhaps terminate the five-year, $35 million contract he signed before the season.

But a loaded gun in a public place is never the answer.

Why not a bodyguard?

Burress certainly could afford one.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told ESPN The Magazine this fall that he never goes out in public alone since someone put a gun in his face earlier in his career. "Having a bodyguard doesn't make you weak," he said. "The issue is protecting yourself and what you have: Your name, health, money. You're trying to save your life. ... Depending on the setting, you get guys who just get really gutsy when they get a couple of drinks in them."

That makes a lot of sense, but no one has ever accused Burress of thinking clearly. He has shown very little respect to himself, his family, his career, his team and the NFL. Shame on him for being such a lousy teammate.

It wasn't always that way with Burress. During his Steelers days, he did some dumb things -- his premature spike in Jacksonville, his minor skirmishes with the law, his Mother's Day boycott of minicamp, his dropped pass for a would-be touchdown in the AFC championship game after the '04 season and his moaning immediately afterward about Roethlisberger not throwing him the ball enough -- but his teammates and coach Bill Cowher were fond of him. The Steelers didn't let him leave as a free agent because they thought he was a problem. They let him go to the Giants because they couldn't afford to give big-money deals to both him and Ward.

The Steelers are pretty happy they went with Ward, by the way.

For a long time, the Giants and coach Tom Coughlin seemed thrilled to have Burress. They especially loved him after he caught the winning touchdown pass to beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. But Burress has been a mess -- not to mention a Giant headache -- since that game. He was fined $25,000 by the team for missing a mandatory minicamp in June and missed most of training camp with an ankle injury that, remarkably, improved after he signed his new contract. He was suspended for a game Oct. 5 against Seattle and fined $117,500 after failing to appear at a team meeting and not notifying club officials about his absence. He was fined $45,000 by the NFL for abusing an official and tossing a football into the stands during a game Oct. 19 against San Francisco. And he was benched by Coughlin for the first quarter of the game Oct. 26 against the Steelers after failing to get treatment for an injury the day before.

Now, this gun incident.

"Last Shot?" read another New York tabloid headline, speculating that Burress is finished with the Giants, maybe even in the NFL.

Burress could get up to seven years in prison if convicted of the gun charge, although no one believes he would get that much time.

If Burress is finished as an NFL player, he has only himself to blame.

Giant Idiot, indeed.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08337/932039-87.stm
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« Reply #12 on: Dec 02, 2008 at 09:25 »

Not after New York Giants Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the right thigh Friday night with an unlicensed gun that he carried into a Manhattan nightclub.

*Screetching tires*

Uh, what??

I think Elle or David might take exception to that statement.
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« Reply #13 on: Dec 02, 2008 at 22:23 »

ESPN is stating that the Giants have suspended Plaxico for four games. 
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« Reply #14 on: Dec 03, 2008 at 07:57 »

RE_SING PALCIXO BURISS!!!!!!!!!!  THE TIME IS RITE, WE CAN FINALLY GET THE TALL RECIVER WE BEN LACKING SINCE<<<<<<<UM>>>>> HALO!>>>>>>>>>>>>>PALXIOCO BURISS HISSELF LEFF!!!!!!!!!

WITH ALL HIS "BAGGITCH" THE RONNEYS SHOULD FINNALY BE ABEL TO SING HIM CHEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #15 on: Dec 03, 2008 at 09:59 »

RE_SING PALCIXO BURISS!!!!!!!!!!  THE TIME IS RITE, WE CAN FINALLY GET THE TALL RECIVER WE BEN LACKING SINCE<<<<<<<UM>>>>> HALO!>>>>>>>>>>>>>PALXIOCO BURISS HISSELF LEFF!!!!!!!!!

WITH ALL HIS "BAGGITCH" THE RONNEYS SHOULD FINNALY BE ABEL TO SING HIM CHEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

These have to be the most amusing posts on this site.  I'm sitting here for five minutes attempting to decode what it says exactly.   

"HALO!"...LOL.
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« Reply #16 on: Dec 03, 2008 at 12:04 »

Bag itch.

*snicker*
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« Reply #17 on: Dec 24, 2008 at 12:21 »

And it keeps just getting better and better....

By LARRY CELONA, MURRAY WEISS, and LAURA ITALIANO
PLAXICO BURRESSLast updated: 3:31 am
December 24, 2008
Posted: 12:00 am
December 24, 2008

Police yesterday seized a small cache of weapons and ammo from the Totowa, NJ, home of troubled Giants star Plaxico Burress, possibly setting up the suspended grid star for more legal trouble, law-enforcement sources said.

If the guns are unlicensed, the embattled wide receiver could face additional charges in New Jersey on top of the felony gun-possession charges he was slapped with after shooting himself in the leg at a Manhattan nightclub last month.

Burress was not at home when the search warrant was executed by Totowa police, the NYPD and officials from the Manhattan DA's Office yesterday morning - although his wife was home, sources said.

Seized in the raid were one 9 mm handgun, a rifle and ammo for three additional guns - a .380, a .45 and a .40, which is the caliber of gun with which he accidentally shot himself in the leg.

Cops also took black, bloodied jeans from his bedroom, as well as sneakers, which will be tested by Manhattan authorities as potential evidence in the nightclub shooting case, sources said.

Also found in the execution of the search warrant - but not seized, since it was unconnected to any criminal allegations - was a suitcase full of money, sources said.

An NYPD spokesman said any additional charges in the case would likely come out of New Jersey. Passaic County Prosecutor James Avigliano would not comment last night on the case.

Benjaman Brafman, Burress' criminal lawyer, said last night that he was aware of police recovering only a rifle from the Burress home.

"I believe it was registered, but we're looking into that now. I'm not informed at this time that he is facing additional charges," Brafman said.

"It is not illegal in New Jersey to have a registered weapon in your home," he said.

Brafman would only say that his client is "out of town," declining to elaborate.

Burress accidentally shot himself at the Latin Quarter Midtown nightspot on Nov. 29 after fumbling with an unlicensed handgun tucked in his waistband, authorities say.

He checked himself into New York-Cornell Hospital under another name and the hospital has been accused of violating state law by not reporting the shooting.

Burress later turned himself in to face charges and was suspended by the Giants.

An e-mail to Burress' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was not immediately returned.
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« Reply #18 on: Dec 24, 2008 at 13:11 »

So, they executed a search warrant yesterday to gather evidence for...the night club shooting that occurred almost a month ago?

Ah, interesting.

Regardless, if he still had any unlicensed weapons in his house after everything that's happened, well he's a bigger idiot than I thought.
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« Reply #19 on: Dec 24, 2008 at 14:30 »

How about a big "THANKS" to the cops for telling the world you have a suitcase full of cash at your residence?  WTF!?  It wasn't seized, it wasn't on the warrant, how can they release that info? 

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