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Plax OK

Posted on: November 29, 2008 8:11 pm

They will come down on him hard, painting a picture of the outlaw player.
Plaxico Burress, they will say, is a bad man.

For what? Shooting himself in the leg?

Burress did that at New York club early Saturday morning, putting a bullet through his leg -- luckily severing no arteries.

While that's not the brightest thing to do, and he's guilty of being dumb, Burress, despite his reputation, isn't a bad guy. I've talked to him several times and he's always been engaging and agreeable and players around the league vouch for him.

He has something else to back up his being a good guy, something that sits well with me:

He is a good friend of Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor.

Therefore he can't be a bad guy.

Taylor, one of the all-time good guys in the league and pro's pro, once spent an entire season looking after Burress' house in Jacksonville. He lived in that city because of Taylor -- even though he had no tie to Jacksonville.

Taylor will still shake his head at some of the things Burress does, but they remain close.   Burress has some "me" characteristics that can annoy teammates and coaches, but getting shot doesn’t make him a bad dude.

It makes him a dumb dude.

Category: NFL

Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: December 1, 2008 11:13 pm

Plaxico Burress and the Media Frenzy



This is an interesting take on Plaxico Burress.

Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2008 12:14 pm

Plax OK

Pete Prisco---this is the most ridiculous piece of journalism I HAVE EVER SEEN UP HERE!
If you are getting paid you are an absolute thief.

Get off the sauce

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2008 11:53 am

Plax OK

let the critics talk chit. I stand with him.


You can stand with him in jail!!  Just don't bend over to pick up the soap. Last I heard, carrying a concealed weapon in NY carries a mandatory minimum 31/2 years in prison. He can take Vicks cell.

Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2008 11:52 am

Plax is a waste've got to be kidding.  This guy is not dumb, he is a waste.  He should be brought up on charges for bringing a concealed weapon into a public building.  The NFL should fine him for bringing a concealed weapon into a public building.  The NY Giants should fine him and withhold any money that this "dumb dude" is planning on receiving while being on IR.  Maybe next time he will think twice before he commits a criminal act, maybe he should compare notes with Vick!  What a waste...

Since: Oct 7, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2008 11:40 am

Plax OK

I'm confused...... Since when is bringing a loaded gun into a club just an act of being dumb. If you need to be packing maybe you shouldn't be there in the first place!

 Plax might be a great guy when you meet him one on one,but his me first act after getting paid is old. Not to mention it sounds like he and Antonio Pierce are in a legal mess regarding the weapon. He is a tremendous talent who when his head is on straight is one of the best WR's in the league, but we have seen less of that since he got the contract that he whined about in the off season. When you add this on top of all of the other distractions he's caused this year I wouldn't be suprised if the Giants don't try and void the contract. On top of that you can be certain that the commish will have at least a 4 game vacation waiting for him.

Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2008 11:23 am

Plax OK

WOW!!!  Prisco is a retarded but this is even out there for him!   Plax is a good guy because he is friends with Fred Taylor?!?!?!!?

Gee. i wonder if this had been TO what Prisco would say?   I'm guessing not "Fred likes him so he is a good guy".   This literally might be the dumbest thing ever posted by Prisco and that is saying something!  Just shows the COMPLETE and UTTER bias of the media when talking about the Giants.  Bradshaw is a good guy, Kareem McKenzie is a good guy and now even Plax is a good guy.  What exactly does a Giants player have to do to get some bad press from the media?


Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2008 10:36 am

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Wow -- Prisco, you are usually dead on but you COMPLETELY missed the boat on this. You can't seriously be condoning an individual bringing a concealed weapon - not to mention non-registered - into a nighclub in the wee hours of the night.  Not to mention someone who has a wife and kid at home. What he did was illegal and extremely dangerous. This makes him more than just a "dumb dude," it makes him a criminal, as well as a terrible father, husband and not to mention teammate.

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2008 9:29 am

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Prisco you are an idiot. He has a loaded gun in a night club in New York City? He could have shot and killed someone, just as easily as killed himself. He is a high priced thug and should be treated as such.

Wow, you an idiot. Who cares what you think anyway. CBS Sportsline should fine you for such a stupid comment....

He should be P.B. should be made to sit out 4 games without pay for this stunt.

Since: Nov 20, 2008
Posted on: November 30, 2008 8:18 am

Plax OK

Do you actually get paid to write this nonsense?  I find myself wondering what the heck I'm doing even reading and responding to it.... and I'm not even friends w/Fred Taylor :(

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2008 7:47 am

Plax OK

What the heck do you guys do, sit in a room and draw straws to decide who is going to defend something that is indefensible?

Simply calling Burress dumb does not make this an 'aw shucks, lookit what what the dumb jock did now' situation.  First of all, he broke the law, which in and of itself is dumb.  But to carry a live firearm into a nightclub and then proceed to consume alcohol is beyond dumb.  It's completely irresponsible, and it's only by sheer luck that this "dumb dude" didn't kill someone.

I know it's part of your job to stir up controversy so people like me will respond, either positively or negatively, to your posts.  But every once in a while, maybe you guys need to take one step back read the garbage you're spewing.

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