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Giants Suspend Burress, End His Season

Wide receiver Plaxico Burress won't play for the New York Giants again this season.

The Giants have announced that they've fined Burress, suspended him for four games for conduct detrimental to the team and placed him on the non-football injury list, making him ineligible to play for the club again this season and postseason.

Burress was charged Monday with criminal possession of a weapon after suffering a thigh wound in an accidental shooting early Saturday. Burress reportedly shot himself in the leg with a gun he'd taken to a New York nightclub.

Burress rejoined the team today and, according to the Giants, underwent treatment for a previous hamstring injury and his gunshot wound. According to the Giants, Burress went to Manhattan to undergo an MRI exam by one of the team's physicians. When he returned to Giants Stadium, he was informed by General Manager Jerry Reese of the team's actions.

The physician, Scott Rodeo, believed that Burress would need 4-6 weeks to recover sufficiently from his gunshot would to be ready to play, according to the Giants. A report over the weekend had indicated that Burress might be ready to play within a couple weeks.

"The decision we made today regarding Plaxico's roster status was based on the examination of Plaxico by our team physician," Reese said, according to the team's website. "Dr. Rodeo believes Plaxico would be out at least four to six weeks with the gunshot wound. I had two conversations with Plaxico today, and it was obvious that he understood the magnitude of this situation. He knows that we are here to support him and help him get healthy."

Burress also had separate meetings today with Giants co-owner John Mara and Coach Tom Coughlin, according to the team.

"As we have said since Saturday morning, our concern is for Plaxico's health and well-being," Mara said, according to the team's website. "This is an important time for him to take care of his body and heal up and also deal with the very serious legal consequences and other issues in his life. When I spoke with Plaxico he expressed great remorse for letting down his teammates."

According to the website, Steve Tisch, the franchise's other co-owner, said: "Our concern all along has been for Plaxico the person, not Plaxico the player. We are here to support him and his family as he recovers from his wound and deals with some serious issues."

The Giants did not announce the amount of Burress's fine. His four-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team would cost him $823,529 of his $3.5 million salary for this season if it's without pay, as it presumably is.

Under the collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players' union, a franchise can suspend a player for up to four games without pay for conduct detrimental to the team. The Giants suspended Burress for one game without pay earlier this season after he missed a team meeting. Coughlin also benched him for a little more than a quarter of another game, saying that Burress had missed a treatment session the previous day.

The NFL Players Association can, if it chooses, file a grievance on Burress's behalf to appeal the suspension by the team. The union and the Giants worked out a settlement to reduce Burress's lost pay when the team suspended him earlier this season.

Placing Burress, 31, on the non-football injury list potentially could enable the team to attempt to force him to repay a portion of the bonus money in his five-year, $35 million contract completed hours before this season's opening game.

It's not clear if the Giants' actions will preclude discipline by the NFL under the league's personal conduct policy. That policy empowers NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to act even if a player has not been convicted of a crime. League officials had said the NFL was investigating the incident.

The NFL's gun policy warns players that possession of unlicensed firearms makes them subject to possible disciplinary action by the league. According to reports by New York newspapers, Burress was not properly licensed to carry a gun in New York.

Any penalty imposed by Goodell under the league's personal conduct policy could be appealed only to Goodell or a person designated by him, an arrangement that the union has indicated it will seek to change in the next set of labor talks.

Neither Burress nor his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, was immediately available to comment. Rosenhaus had said during a televised interview Monday night that he'd spoken to Giants officials but the conversations had focused on Burress's health, not his playing status or contract situation. The agent had said he was hopeful that Burress would play for the Giants again.

"I'm an optimist," Rosenhaus said at halftime of ESPN's "Monday Night Football" telecast.

Burress made a court appearance Monday after turning himself in to police. He's free after posting $100,000 bail and is scheduled to be back in court on March 31.

Burress, who caught the winning touchdown pass in last season's Super Bowl, finishes this season with 35 catches for 454 yards and four touchdowns. The Giants, with Domenik Hixon starting in place of Burress, beat the Washington Redskins on Sunday at FedEx Field without Burress to improve their record to 11-1. Burress had been ruled out of that game Friday because of his previous hamstring injury. The Giants reportedly will add a player Wednesday to fill Burress's roster spot.

"When you lose a player of Plaxico's ability, it is incumbent that everybody step up and fill the void," Coughlin said, according to the Giants' website. "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."

By Mark Maske  |  December 2, 2008; 6:22 PM ET  | Category:  Crime , Giants , League Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Hey, Bruce, you know how crazy you sound when you are making a religious stand at a completely unrelated article? Probably how i sound when i make a political one, such as: You think your Lord is relevant in every topic because, well gee, it's the Lord right? You may want to take a step back and realize how you nutjobs have already destroyed the entire Republican Party by trying to enforce your theocratic B.S. that this country was founded to OPPOSE.

Posted by: bruk | December 4, 2008 10:50 PM

I would encourage Mr. Burress to listen to what his almighty brother in The Black House has to say. There is hope. Hope to change the way blacks are correctly stereotyped in the sense that they go to shady clubs packin' heat.

Posted by: Billy | December 3, 2008 5:50 PM

plaxico is still a talented yam bag juggler.

he once tongue juggled my yam bag from 20 yards.

Posted by: cuh | December 3, 2008 5:42 PM

u all are a bunch of shwiblies

Posted by: shwibly | December 3, 2008 1:31 PM

Hey "K2007", comments like your's are unwelcomed and unessasary,they only prove to expose your own ignorance. So, if that is the best you have to offer, racial hateful rhetoric, then don't bother!! The harm that was caused by the decision Plax made is no worse than the one you made with writting in your comment.

Bruce / servant to KING Jesus, my Lord and my God!!

PS. are you saved from the wrath of God, which is coming on the unrightesousness of man?

Posted by: Bruce | December 3, 2008 12:47 PM


Posted by: john | December 3, 2008 10:10 AM

What an idiot.....what a waste of talent! I still think that he should join Vick and make a movie called "THE LONGEST YARD! - NFL EDITION!"

Posted by: NFL FAN | December 3, 2008 8:14 AM

Hey "all knowing one"!!!! NO YOU'RE NOT!!!

GOD IS, the all knowing one...period!!!

AS for this Plaxico, he is not the victim here,...but, everyone else involved in his life is because of his stupidity. As for his "dumb luck"... you got the dumb part right!!!! There is no such thing as luck, luck has no authority to command an outcome,but decisions made due!!! Plaxico made a decision (not a mistake either) which brought about the outcome of the choice he made!!! How is it "all knowing one" you did not know this???

Bruce / servant to KING Jesus,my Lord and my God,

Posted by: Bruce | December 3, 2008 7:47 AM

Evadently, the little hamster doesn't run in this guys wheel.

Posted by: Bishop TuTu | December 2, 2008 11:07 PM

We've all known someone, I'd guess, who was extremely gifted, and used that gift to enable them to muddle through while being extremely lazy. I'd further guess that most of the people we've known who met that description, if we were white, were also white, so this isn't a racist rant.

Meet Plaxico Burress during his days as a Pittsburgh Steeler. The word was out about Burress's talent and his laziness, regardless of Post-Gazette columnists now toeing the company line that Cahr and the Rooneys would have *loved* to have kept Plax but couldn't afford Plax and Ward. Puhleeze.

Cahr and the Rooneys would have *loved* to have kept Joey Porter's bullet wounded butt and (not unrelated) big mouth, too, to hear those people talk.

Burress is bad news. Always has been, and barring some sort of conversion (I sincerely believe that where there's life, there's hope, but I'm a realist), always will be.

He seems to be even worse bad news than Randy Moss and Terrell Owens, who have ego but not legal problems. His legal problems haven't risen to the Maurice Clarett level just yet, but Clarett is a name that comes to mind at this point.

Posted by: OfficerMancuso | December 2, 2008 10:07 PM

yes he did a stupid thing,but business is business and the giants invested a lot of money. So Plax is going to get off whith a couple of fines.Heal his leg(at leats not his hands) come back next year and be on good behavior and help the GIANTS get a three peat.
oh yeah
all you people are NUTS!! Have you Read some of the ignorant shyt

Posted by: G-MEN | December 2, 2008 9:58 PM

, i have a concealed carry go to a day long class and take a written test , then you take a firearm handling test and a shooting test...i have handled guns since i was a dad taught me gun safety...when you get a fiearm permit one of the hard and fast rules that will loose you your liscense is to carry a firearm into an establishment that serves alcohol, i.e. a bar or "club" as ya'll like to say in the are not allowed to carry a gun if you are going to drink, PERIOD.....its like they say Instant ASSH-LE JUST ADD think someone is dangerous behind the wheel of a car after drinking, look what happens with a gun while impaired....he almost blew his willie off...nuf said

Posted by: Justaokie | December 2, 2008 9:52 PM

Hey,"all knowing one", first of all my friend, GOD is the only "ALL KNOWING ONE".

As far as Plax being a victim of dumb luck, well you got the dumb part right!! As far as being a victim, he is not, but everyone else in his life IS,because of his dumb irresponsible action. How is it you did not KNOW that,"all knowing one"??

yea, you really got it going on...huh?

Bruce / servant to King Jesus, who is all knowing!!!!

PS. are you a saved man,"all knowing one", do you know Jesus as Lord, as savior?

Posted by: Bruce | December 2, 2008 9:46 PM

Mwanga, sorry you feel that way. You might have a point if young white kids were shooting each other at 1/5 the rate young black kids are shooting each other. Fact is, young black kids are shooting each other at something like 10 or 20 times the rate young white kids are doing so.

That's not racism, it's just fact, and there's nothing so stubborn as a fact. Kids in north Philadelphia don't need another hero like Plax. A hero like Obama, or Jackie Robinson, or Henry Aaron, or Jim Brown (no man's toady there), or Bob Gibson, or Bob Veale, or Franco Harris, or Jerome Bettis, or Roy Campanella, might serve them better.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 2, 2008 9:43 PM

Hey Greg, so you say that no harm was done to anyone else, that the actions of stupidity does not do harm to others? You say that there was not any malice in his (Plax's) heart, so your a judge of man's heart, right Greg? Well what of the emotional harm done to his family, how about all the other people in that club at the time the gun went off? What about the harm he has caused in the wake of lost income to his immediate family.How about his team mates, no harm there right Greg, they don't need him making any more fantastic catches, anymore fantastic plays, touchdowns, no harm or lost there for them right Greg? What about the investment the Giants owners made, no harm there right Greg, or the fans he "had", no harm there. What of the issue of malice, what do you really know about malice, what is malice Greg do you even know?? Why did Plax have and unregistered handgun, what is a married man dueing in a nightclub,with a handgun, in the VIP section, what really, was the intend of the man's heart, yea your right, no malice there Greg. Oh, about this accusation your flinging around of folks being racist, and hateful, I find it only in what you wrote my friend!!!!!

Bruce / servant to King Jesus

Do you think Plax is a saved man Greg, are you a saved man Greg, rigtheous judgment is coming, are you ready??

Posted by: Bruce | December 2, 2008 9:31 PM

He is lucky he only shot himself. Of course, one does not carry a gun in the expectation of shooting oneself, does one? He carried a gun because he believed he might need it to shoot someone else.
Which reveals his willingness to do it and his willingness to put himself into an environment where he might NEED to do it. Naturally, he wasn't carrying a simple 22 caliber single shot pistol, was he.
He's lucky he isn't up on murder charges. If he gets out of this, scot free, next time, he will be.

Posted by: cms1 | December 2, 2008 9:16 PM

What a dumb as. As an African American and Im tired of blacks men carrying guns .

He might have been better served if the gun ended his life.

NY Gaints get rid of this piece of shyt

Posted by: k2007 | December 2, 2008 9:15 PM

Those players forget one thing: "They are blacks a minority in a country where the majority is white and has a double language." Why don't they make money and keep quiet like Indians and Chinese? What was a millionaire doing in a night club? Doesn't he have other ways of having fun with his family? Why was Vick shooting dogs?
Look at the posts of many whites. Blacks should expect what white cops and justices will do to them if they get an opportunity to use laws to screw them.
Are white celebrities, athletes or politicians saints? No. Do you hear white people crying death to any of them in trouble with the law? No.
Sorry for poor blacks who think electing a black president will change the equation as if that is what was lacking for fairness.
Ricky Williams
Pacman Jones
Michael Vick
Plexico Burgess
Kobe Brian
Michael Tyson
OJ Simpson

When will these people learn?

Posted by: Mwanga | December 2, 2008 9:13 PM

What a moron, he deserves to lose his job. People are getting laid off left and right across the country and this guy clearly does not feel lucky to have his multi-million dollar job. I am sure there is another player who is more than willing to take his slot. Yes, being a professional football player is a job and Plaxo's conduct demonsrtates that he has no interest in keeping his job.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 2, 2008 9:00 PM

Barry wrote, in part, "Hey, Mr Mayor of NYC get off the back of NFL football players!!!"

I'll second that emotion.

Whatever happened to the honorable practice of elected executives, when asked about a case before the courts, that went like this: "It would be improper for me to even appear to try to prejudice the court, whose impartiality is essential to public confidence in the rule of law."

It seems that not only some of today's football players, but also some of today's politicians hew to lower standards than we once thought normal.

Posted by: OfficerMancuso | December 2, 2008 8:55 PM

When a man of a certain race ,receives a certain amount of money,then proceeds to act in a certain way....beneath the expectations of a it goes and goes and goes...

Posted by: BoBo | December 2, 2008 8:51 PM

I think the Giants got it right. Maybe he can go play for the Vikings next year then wind up with the Patriots.

Posted by: Arny | December 2, 2008 8:41 PM

This guy has a natural gift for football. His agent will never tell him
he has done something stupid until it affects his income. I don't recall him getting into trouble at Michigan State. It seems like the money has gone to his head. He thinks he is a bad a--. Losing a ton of money may make him reconsider his actions.

Posted by: Dudley98 | December 2, 2008 8:30 PM

Hey, Mr Mayor of NYC get off the back of NFL football players!!! They have a right to be able to defend themself and many do. The Burress incident was an accident and nothing more then that. We had players Williams in Denver and Taylor in Miami murdered and just recently a punk coward put 14 holes in Richard Collier in Florida. So get off Plax and lock up all the gangsters and youth gang members that not only carry automatic assault guns (stolen & not licensed) but MURDER in the big apple with them??? Now mayor, GO GET THE REAL BAD GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Barry | December 2, 2008 8:29 PM

I hope he gets the 7years in jail.
The law should treat him the same as anyone else. 7 years in jail period. Why do you need a gun at a dance club??? BTW the LQ nightclub IS KNOWN TO HAVE GUN Shooting IN THE PAST, and not even a cop can carry a gun inside the club unless he is there for police business.

Posted by: Will | December 2, 2008 8:29 PM

Greg wrote, in part, "...nor has he even been shown to have malice in his heart."

I'd characterize domestic violence as an expression of malice.

Although Plax's trials and tribulations may lead to a little ribbing about racial differences (for example pants bagginess), I don't think it's necessary to be a racist in order to have had a snootful of overpaid pro athletes who appear to belong in prison.

Posted by: OfficerMancuso | December 2, 2008 8:23 PM


Posted by: ANTHONY | December 2, 2008 8:17 PM

Just waiting now For Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson to speak out, this whole thing is a big circus. Good player but, good riddance.

Posted by: Anonymous | December 2, 2008 8:17 PM

What a dope. He's so stupid he shot himself in the leg with an unregistered pistol and cost his family nearly $1M. I hope this helps him to grow up a little bit.

At the same time, this should not be construed as punishment that the court needs to consider -- he should also face the full blast of justice in court just like any other American.

Posted by: Jeff S | December 2, 2008 8:09 PM

At least 3 1/2 years in the pokey for plax---what a doofus - maybe then he will realize the system is trying to help him! Too much money and he has no sense...

Posted by: 1smoothie | December 2, 2008 8:08 PM

So many ultra-fascist views here. So many to cast the ultimate judgement on somebody that from all objective reporting did nothing to harm another human, nor has he even been shown to have malice in his heart.

All of you should be subject to the same vile racist hatred you are spewing and wishing on a decent person.

I hope you are all car jacked by somebody with a licensed gun on the way home today.

Posted by: Greg | December 2, 2008 8:07 PM

If you ask me these guys are spoiled thug wannabe's and i agree fully with what the N.Y.Giants are doing as far as suspending him. He 9Plax) has been nothing but trouble since he's been there missing meetings,practices and holding out pretending to have some injury . He needs to be taught a lesson and the best way to do that would be to cut him, take back most if not all of his signing bonus and kick him to the curb !

Posted by: ANTHONY | December 2, 2008 8:04 PM

you cant shoot yourself in the leg wearing baggy pants...he had a S&W .40 caliber semiauto...the only way a gun will shoot is if you pull the do not handle a gun with your finger on the trigger, you do not carry a weapon with a bullet in the chamber, all guns have safeties, the primary safety is your finger off the trigger...he was probably drunk and he darn sure did not understand his firearm...amazing someone that talented has to man up by sticking a gun in his waistband...what , can't he afford a holster on $3.5 Mil a yr...he had his chance to get out of the hood, he blew his chance...the college ranks are full of guys waiting to move up...send him to jail , or send him home just get him away from his teammates because he is a danger to everybody...make examples of all of them, and maybe eventually it will become clear to these braindead overpaid idiots ...eventually when enough of them are in jail we can start the NFL penal league and watch a game for a few bucks at the local state prison...i think we already have a QB, and there is a running back from Ohio state in there and a linebacker from will be like that old bert reynolds movie...

Posted by: justaokie | December 2, 2008 8:01 PM

Great, up in the club and you shoot yourself? So Ghetto, period.

If your life is in danger why are you "up in the club" popping crystal? Shouldnt you stay home then where it's safe?

This is an excellent example of how not to act, what not to do, falling off in the club. Ghetto. Monkey business to the fullest extent, to the max.

Posted by: MegaBread | December 2, 2008 8:00 PM

To CC: I am one of those overworked, underpaid salt of the earth teachers - 30 years @75K. But I would still rather be this than an overpaid, over-rated Plax who will be penniless and reading (if he can) old newspaper accounts of his "glory days" in a few years.

Posted by: Classroom teacher | December 2, 2008 7:59 PM

Color has no bearing on stupidity,Stop being a bigot.

Posted by: Realist | December 2, 2008 7:59 PM

As I read through these postings a lot of different thoughts came to mind. Each post gave me a different topic to write about. In the end, with so many ideas in my head, I settled on this...

Where are the parents of some of you typing these comments? In this day and age do you still believe everything is about black and white, and thug and hoodlum? Give me a break. Damn this Country needs a hero, or swift kick in the @$$. I for one vote for the latter of the two, and will be one of the first to line up for my kick. Get over yourselves. Please.

Posted by: Coleman | December 2, 2008 7:57 PM

all you guys with the color comments should get your facts straight.

Posted by: blow | December 2, 2008 7:55 PM

It's a certain race that tends to get in trouble all the time. right pacman??!!

Posted by: CC | December 2, 2008 7:50 PM

It's a certain race that tends to get in trouble all the time. right pacman??!!

Posted by: CC | December 2, 2008 7:50 PM

V.P. Cheney Obama's cousin was hunting on private property when he had his licensed gun embarrassment and almost killed someone. Cheney wasn't fined or loose 4 days from being VP, although, he never would have been missed. Here we have mr. Plexico out Koon hunting in a new York night club, too drunk to shoot himself in the foot so he shoots himself in the leg.
He gets laid off for 4 days to heal his wound. No Play no Pay. He just better hope he doesn't get a Gun possession Rap, reckless endangerment case. Hopefully like VP Cheney we won't have to deal with Plex in the future.

Posted by: Fareed | December 2, 2008 7:49 PM

oh, and Adam Jones too!

Posted by: inTX | December 2, 2008 7:45 PM

oh, and Adam Jones too!

Posted by: inTX | December 2, 2008 7:45 PM


Posted by: JDS | December 2, 2008 7:44 PM

Get off the guys back. One if the public knew the actually percentage of professional athletes who pack heat for protection their jaws would drop. Plaxico was just a victim of dumb luck. Even if it is because he is dumb and unlucky which he very well may be, it is no reason for crucifiction of the man on the level some in the public are gearing up to. A lot of those rushing to JUDGEment could be easily classified as the same.

Posted by: All Knowing One | December 2, 2008 7:39 PM

Personally I don't give a damn if someone carries a pistol IF THEY ARE LICENSED to do so.
Carrying an UNLICENSED HANDGUN just makes it that much easier to use it illegally and get away with it.

Posted by: Realist | December 2, 2008 7:43 PM

Allen Iverson, Ray Lewis, Mike Tyson, Latrell Spreewell, Randy Moss, T.O.,Plaxico Burress and the list goes on of black pro atheletes that think they are the shit. You don't see white pro atheletes doing dumb gangsta crap like these guys. ...dumb black-trash!!

Posted by: InTX | December 2, 2008 7:40 PM

Get off the guys back. One if the public knew the actually percentage of professional athletes who pack heat for protection their jaws would drop. Plaxico was just a victim of dumb luck. Even if it is because he is dumb and unlucky which he very well may be, it is no reason for crucifiction of the man on the level some in the public are gearing up to. A lot of those rushing to JUDGEment could be easily classified as the same.

Posted by: All Knowing One | December 2, 2008 7:39 PM

This will be yet another example of justice peeking under her blindfold.
If you are rich or famous you get different treatment that everyone else.

Posted by: Realist | December 2, 2008 7:38 PM

The Giants are not being so honorable. I wonder what they would have done to a healthy Plax. He wasn't playing the rest of the season anyhow. I would like to see him pay for his stupidity, with some real jail time.

Posted by: GiantsSuck919 | December 2, 2008 7:37 PM

@ OfficerMancuso

Another good one;
"'s the first time all season that Plax got around a Safety!"

Posted by: Anonymous | December 2, 2008 7:36 PM

Another "brotha" gone bad

Posted by: CC | December 2, 2008 7:34 PM

What is the world coming to? Overpaid thug wannabe-gangsta athletes and underpaid over-worked salt of the earth teachers. Who are better role models?

As a country we desperately need to get our priorities straight. Why should taxpayers bail-out billion dollar corporations that mishandle shareholder money with teams of accountants, but ignore the small family businesses that work hard with integrity day in and day out, and actually balance a checkbook and manage their finances? There are some serious problems in our country, and we don't need to look far for the signs of real trouble.

Posted by: tban | December 2, 2008 7:33 PM

The "I'm the shit" days are over baby...
You're a absolute fool -

Fools are not exempt from dumb shit...

Posted by: Scott | December 2, 2008 7:31 PM

Gaints don't need him.
Every WR on that team can produce the
numbers,they are winning now without him anyway.

Posted by: mike | December 2, 2008 7:29 PM

Jeezum Cricket. Ray Lewis got away with murder and poor Plaxico can't even get a pat on the back for a gunshot to his leg. Ray is still playing, last I looked. Perhaps we should get all these hoods that disguise themselves as N.F.L. Professional football players in a cage with Michael Vick and his dogs. I am a 50 year Giant fan also, but Y.A. Tittle, Rosey Greer never did stuff like this. Perhaps they need to go to the Frank Gifford School for adult behavior.

Posted by: Bob L | December 2, 2008 7:28 PM

what happens to Antonio Pearce who was supposed to have been with him?

Posted by: Anonymous | December 2, 2008 7:18 PM

This madness will never end! Back to the hood and jail. Maybe not in that order!


Posted by: jimbolini | December 2, 2008 7:18 PM

Legally, I believe Plaxico should be put on probation, fined and suspended by the league. And the steps taken by the Giants organization should be commended. On the other hand, the VP shot someone and didn't report it for a few days and last I checked he was never prosecuted and he’s getting a paycheck!

Posted by: cyrus | December 2, 2008 7:17 PM

Andre wrote: "The way people wear such baggy pants, I'm suprised this doesn't happen more often. Gun goes fumbling down your pants and then boom. Poor guy, all his thug cred gone in an instant."

If baggy pants caused bullet wounds to thighs, every black male between the ages of 12 and 30 living within the limits of every American city with more than 200,000 population would be limping.

Posted by: OfficerMancuso | December 2, 2008 7:14 PM

Why is it that when you become a star, make a ton of cash, and have fame. You become an idiot?

Posted by: Chief.... | December 2, 2008 7:12 PM

Did some moron actually post something that said we should treat football players like the mope you work with?

These guys are roll models who our kids pay upwards of $99 for Fathead stickers for their wall. They aren't putting stickers of Joe Shlabotnik your fellow Union plumber up on their wall.

Fact is Plax is a street thug who belongs in jail then back on the street. Bling? Don't give me the bling nonsense. If you worried about your grill getting ripped out of your mouth stay home.

These babies need to be taught a lesson.

Posted by: AngryMale | December 2, 2008 7:09 PM

Well, you know his buddy Steve Smith was robbed on 11/25 - Maybe he was just trying to defend himself.

The real question is, do you want to have someone on your team that is dumb enough to carry into a nightclub, and accidently shoot himself.

Football players make so much money, however their career can be over in any one game. They are just too young and dumb to hand all that money too. Give it back to the fans, make the tix $5.00 so I can afford to take my family.

Posted by: David | December 2, 2008 7:08 PM

I say get the straight razor and cut him from the team entirely. These men children with more money than common sense need to learn there are consequences for stupid actions. Most of us in the real world "get it"; take Buress' "man card" and cut him!

Posted by: Black and Bitter Like Coffee | December 2, 2008 6:59 PM

It's all oddly fitting, from a Stiller fan's point of view. Joey Porter got shot in the *ss by someone he'd honked off; Plax shot himself in the thigh.

Best wisecrack seen on another site: I guess bullets don't bounce off Plax the way passes do.

Posted by: OfficerMancuso | December 2, 2008 6:57 PM

What real world do you live in? If one of your co workers came in on crutches one day and told everyone he was accidentily shot in the leg your boss would storm out and fire him? The hospital never would have reported the shooting to the police, you wouldn't know if he had a permit or not, and no one would do anything about it. In the real world he would just be sitting at home feeling like an idiot.

Posted by: Andre | December 2, 2008 6:55 PM

The way people wear such baggy pants, I'm suprised this doesn't happen more often. Gun goes fumbling down your pants and then boom. Poor guy, all his thug cred gone in an instant.

Posted by: Andre | December 2, 2008 6:51 PM

In the "real" world, an employer would fire any employee in this situation. Why do the professional sport teams "slap" the wrist of their players in similar situations? Oh that's right, it's a money thing!

Posted by: newsman | December 2, 2008 6:50 PM

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