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Steelers offer their support to Burress
Roethlisberger, Ward talk about former teammate Plaxico Burress
A few of the Steeler veterans expressed their concern for former teammate Plaxico Burress, who began a two-year prison sentence Tuesday for criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
Burress, the Steelers’ first-round pick in 2000 NFL Draft, played in Pittsburgh until he signed with the New York Giants in 2005.
“I’m just giving Plax my support and my prayers,” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. “This is a shame this had to happen. I wish him all the best, if there is such a thing for where he’s going. We’ll keep him and his family in our prayers.”
“I had some good years with Plax,” added wide receiver Hines Wards. “He was well-liked in the locker room. He was a great teammate and a great friend. I have no idea what’s going through his mind right now. I’m just sad to see what’s happened to him.
“It was foolish decision on his part and, unfortunately, he now has to pay the consequences.”