Plaxico is going to have to ride the bus to Steelers practice


From TMZ: “According to official records in Florida Plaxico {Burress} who JUST signed a 1-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers this month — will officially lose his driving privileges Monday. According to TMZ, a woman named Alise Smith sued Plaxico, claiming he caused a car crash that injured her. She won, and he was ordered to pay $125,000 in damages. According to Alise, Plax never paid (he tried appealing) … so her lawyer, James Dunn, fired off a letter to the FL DMV requesting that his license be suspended — yeah they can do that — and the DMV made it happen.To get it back Plax must pay the judgment OR challenge the DMV’s actions. Looks like Plax will be riding the bus to the Steelers off-season workouts or catch a ride with Ben.

Plaxico on ESPN’s E:60 Program


I just got done watching Plaxico Burress on ESPN’s E:60 program. That’s a good show. When you get beyond the pretentious, staged pre-how meeting out-takes and the affected shaky, black and white camera work, the actual long-form magazine pieces are solid. Shows like that, and HBO Real Sports, and 60 minutes still allow some more meat on the bone for the occasional TV viewer who wants more than microwave opinion and popcorn analysis. Part of what made E:60 the perfect venue for ESPN’s scoop on Burress was the juxtaposition of the stories around Jeremy Schaap’s sit down interview with the soon-to-be jailed former Steeler. Once it ended, Michael Smith analyzed the Steelers Super Bowl winning drive against Arizona moment-by-moment with Ben Roethlisberger, Santonio Holmes, and Mike Tomlin. Those very moments were playing out in real life as the one time Steeler was healing from his gunshot wound and watching hisRead More »

Giants release WR Plaxico Burress


The New York Giants have released WR Plaxico Burress little more than four months after the talented but troubled wide receiver accidentally shot himself in the thigh in a New York City nightclub, according to reports. This comes as a surprise as teammates and even the front office have talked about Burress returning once his legal troubles go away. The Giants signed Burress to a five-year, $35 million contract extension in September

NFL: Burress misses second consecutive practice


New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress missed his second consecutive practice Thursday with what is being categorized as a neck/back injury. Burress who returns to Pittsburgh for the first time this weekend since departing as a free agent following the 2004 season, is expected to play. In less than four seasons with the Giants Burress has 33 touchdowns and has established himself as one of the games elite receivers.

NFL: Giants suspend Plaxico Burress


Wide receiver Plaxico Burress was suspended by the New York Giants for one game after failing to show up to team activities this week. Burress was a no show Monday and did not return phone calls from the team seeking an explanation, according to Fox Sports. Burress who recently signed a new 5 year – $35 million contract agreed to participate in more team activities than he has in the past. Guarantees and portions of the contract are contingent on Burress showing up to team activies. Source ESPN