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Giants Suspend Plaxico Burress

According to reports, the New York Giants have suspended wide receiver Plaxico Burress for the rest of the year.

"Just days after Burress accidentally shot himself in the right thigh at a Manhattan nightclub, the Giants fined and suspended the star receiver on Tuesday for four games _ the rest of the regular season. The team also placed him on the reserve non-football injury list, which means he won't be back for the playoffs, either.

"When you lose a player of Plaxico's ability, it is incumbent that everybody step up and fill the void," coach Tom Coughlin said. "In the last two seasons, this team has done an outstanding job of that. We made it clear to Plax today that we are here to support him in any way possible."

The Giants handed down the decision after Dr. Scott Rodeo, a team physician, examined Burress and told them the gunshot wound would sideline the 31-year-old player for 4-to-6 weeks."

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By Emil Steiner  |  December 3, 2008; 9:13 AM ET  | Category:  Plaxico Burress Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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You gotta love it. Plax is out Pacman is starting with the Cowboys this weekend. NFL it's all about the revolving door delinquency.

Posted by: Fender | December 3, 2008 9:45 AM

Too bad he missed and only hit his leg. The world might have been better if he had aimed more toward the middle.

Posted by: PU((( | December 3, 2008 10:01 AM

Even if Plax doesn't spend the rest of his career in an orange jump suit, he will never wear a Giants uniform again. As a life long fan I couldn't be happier. Plax has been a drain on the team. He never bought into coach Coughlin's system and he has begun dragging down other teammates. I'm ready to move on and win some more championships. It will be easier without the monkey on our back.

Posted by: Tuna Pop | December 3, 2008 10:16 AM

I don't know if Plax should go to jail but I believe he should never wear any NFL uniform again. He is lucky he only slightly shot himself. He could have injured or killed someone else.

Posted by: G-Man | December 6, 2008 8:37 PM

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