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Archive: Plaxico Burress

Do public apologies matter?

Do public apologies from prominent athletes matter? Weigh in.

By Reader Poll | February 19, 2010; 06:01 AM ET | Comments (3)

A Modest Proposal

For the man that always wants to hold people accountable, Roger Goodell has seemingly got himself and the NFL into a pickle.

By Neil Jacobs | August 26, 2009; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (5)

Have Goodell's Policies Helped Clean Up the NFL?

A swing and a miss for the Ginger Hammer?

By Reader Poll | August 21, 2009; 05:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Addressing the Problem, Not the Solution

Assuming that Roger Goodell's increased discipline changes the way players act is like saying that the rooster crowing changes the way the sun comes up.

By Doug Farrar | August 21, 2009; 01:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hammer Time!

With off field drama and unpredictable legal consequences forcing Goodell's hand, he's playing his cards right.

By Jason Maloni | August 21, 2009; 01:13 PM ET | Comments (2)

Not Strict Enough

Until a standard list of punishments for crimes exists, players won't see the policy as a detriment.

By Les Carpenter | August 21, 2009; 12:39 PM ET | Comments (2)

Give Goodell a Raise

Or take him to see "The Hangover." I'll bet that would get him to smile and forget about the upcoming lockout.

By Michael Kun | August 21, 2009; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (1)

Eli's Giant Pay Day

Eli is the right quarterback for the New York Giants for the next seven years. That makes me happy, regardless of his paycheck.

By Edward Valentine | August 6, 2009; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (1)

Get a Clue, Plax

But the greatest obstacle to Burress' return is not Morgenthau or Commissioner Roger Goodell, but Burress himself.

By Jason Maloni | August 4, 2009; 01:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

His Age May Cost Him More Than His Stupidity

An aging receiver with years away from the field, emotional issues and an attitude problem is not an easy sell.

By Sarah Schorno | August 4, 2009; 12:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Punish Stupidity

Plax let his gun license lapse along with his judgment that night.

By Cindy Kagan | August 4, 2009; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (11)

Party Over for Plax

Burress's judicial Hail Mary not only failed, but likely sealed his fate for more prison time.

By Neil Jacobs | August 4, 2009; 11:35 AM ET | Comments (1)

Guilty of Stupidity?

Should he play in the NFL again? Who knows? Right now, Burress must use every bit of his famed escapability to try and squirm out of a defensive formation he's never seen before.

By Doug Farrar | August 4, 2009; 09:52 AM ET | Comments (2)

Truth Should've Set Plax Free

Compared to Donte Stallworth who killed a man, how long can you keep Plax out?

By Ken Palmer | August 4, 2009; 09:30 AM ET | Comments (9)

Shooting Self Could Be A Life Sentence

His real crime was his choice of wardrobe.

By Dan Levy | August 4, 2009; 09:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Stupidity's Not Criminal

Burress is being punished by our backward legal system for being stupid, arrogant and naïve; not for being a criminal.

By Robert Littal | August 4, 2009; 07:25 AM ET | Comments (15)

Talent Always Gets Another Chance

Even if he does play again, it will never be the same for Plax.

By Edward Valentine | August 4, 2009; 06:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

No Fair League?

Burress will be "entitled" to an opportunity for employment, but not necessarily in the NFL.

By Michael Oriard | August 4, 2009; 06:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Let Him Play, But...

Send Burress to talk to someone like George Taliaferro.

By Dawn Knight | August 4, 2009; 06:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Vick + UFL = Perfect Pair

Whether by design or mere coincidence it appears that the marriage of Michael Vick and the UFL was one made in pigskin heaven.

By Peter Schaffer | July 14, 2009; 01:49 PM ET | Comments (6)

Nothing's Fair in Fantasy Land

There is nothing fair about the NFL's personal conduct policy until you take into account that there is nothing realistic about the NFL.

By Emil Steiner | June 29, 2009; 03:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Probe Helps Burress

Goodell is not only acting within his rights as commissioner, he's actually HELPING Burress by initiating the probe.

By Jason Maloni | June 29, 2009; 03:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Consistency Wanted

It seems to me that Goodell bases the expediency with which he deals with a player's disciplinary issues on the interest teams have in that player.

By Doug Farrar | June 29, 2009; 03:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

The No Fair League

The NFL's disciplinary system is about as fair and objective as a tribunal in the Soviet Union.

By Peter Schaffer | June 29, 2009; 03:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Doomed Court

Modern athletes shouldn't be like Babe Ruth, they should try to be like country musicians.

By Gene Grabowski | June 8, 2009; 06:57 PM ET | Comments (5)

They're Doing The Time

I don't think they're treated differently at all. If they were, folks wouldn't be going to jail.

By Charles Mann | June 8, 2009; 08:56 AM ET | Comments (10)

Are NFL Players Treated Differently by Our Legal System?

You decide if our legal system treats NFL players differently than everyone else

By Reader Poll | June 8, 2009; 08:27 AM ET | Comments (3)

Players Get Gamed

Justice should be equal for all but we've now overcompensated to the point where celebs get a less fair shake.

By Peter Schaffer | June 8, 2009; 07:10 AM ET | Comments (8)

A Walk and a Wink

Whether we like to admit it or not, there is a separate and unequal class of people who get away with things that the rest of us can't

By Doug Farrar | June 8, 2009; 07:06 AM ET | Comments (5)

June 8th Winner: OZPUNK

NFL players are certainly not above the law, but they are subject to a more lenient justice system because we the fans don't want to be disillusioned and are awfully quick to forgive.

By TOP COMMENTER | June 8, 2009; 05:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

WR-Rich Draft Hurts Plaxico

Teams would be wise to look into adding Burress, as he is, quite simply, that damn good, but they won't...

By Rob Rang | April 6, 2009; 11:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Burress Worth Chasing

There really is no downside in going after Burress. Coach Tom Coughlin owes a large debt of gratitude to him.

By Gene Wang | April 6, 2009; 02:55 PM ET | Comments (2)

Risk Doesn't Add Up

Someone's going to take a flyer on Plax whenever his legal problems are behind him, and I'm betting that it won't work out.

By Doug Farrar | April 6, 2009; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Why Not, Redskins?

If somehow he can escape this with less than a year, wouldn't you take a look?

By David Aldridge | April 6, 2009; 08:28 AM ET | Comments (5)

Plax Under the Big Top

Look for him to sign with a team that needs to win...now. Or watch him sign in Dallas. Or Oakland.

By Dan Levy | April 6, 2009; 08:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Was It Plaxico's Fault?

If Plaxico Burress hadn't shot himself in the leg, would the Giants still be in the playoffs?

By Reader Poll | January 12, 2009; 06:13 AM ET | Comments (3)

Both Could be Gone

While both decisions made sense in the short term, it's the long-term ramifications that should have Eagles and Giants fans wondering.

By Doug Farrar | January 6, 2009; 09:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bear Arms Responsibly

The league needs to be even more proactive in protecting its players.

By Doug Farrar | December 4, 2008; 09:31 AM ET | Comments (6)

Pack Responsibly

If a player feels the need to own a gun then he needs to know how to do so legally. Ignorance is no defense.

By Peter Schaffer | December 3, 2008; 01:11 PM ET | Comments (6)

Keep It At Home

Why do you need one at a New York night club?

By Zach Leibowitz | December 3, 2008; 09:38 AM ET | Comments (4)

December 2nd Winner: OZZIE

This will be the end of Plax but the greater issue of athletes and guns will be ignored and the cycle will be left to repeat again.

By TOP COMMENTER | December 2, 2008; 07:34 AM ET | Comments (2)

Dump Him Now

I would say absolutely they're better off without him.

By Randy Cross | December 1, 2008; 03:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
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