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Say goodbye, Plax

Posted on: December 2, 2008 7:00 pm
 

Plaxico Burress wrote a book this year. Here's the name for his second one: Have gun, will travel -- straight into oblivion..
That's because his career with the New York Giants is over -- and his football playing days might be as well.

The Giants placed Burress on the reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday, officially ending his season. He's also fined and suspended four games, which means his wallet will feel the pain as well as the leg that had a bullet in it.

The stupidity of his bringing a loaded gun into a nightclub and Barney Fife-ing himself by it going off and him ending up with a gunshot wound in his leg will likely mean Burress will be playing for another team next season.

That's if he's not taking Mike Vick's spot on the prison team.

Burress could face between 3 1/2 and 15 years after being charged with illegal gun possession. Any jail time would all but end his NFL playing days.

Bang, bang. You're career is dead.

The Giants had no choice. Their doctors determined that he would be out for six weeks anyway, but even if he could have played this week he was headed for a suspension.
Tom Coughlin has put up with a lot from Burress.

He's been late for meetings. He's mouthed off. He's been a bad teammate. His list of me-first issues is starting to look as thick as the Manhattan phone book.

Memo to Plax: You aren't that good.

He might have caught the game-winning touchdown pass to give the Giants the stunning upset of the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl last February, making him a hero to many, but gun-toting, I'm-bigger-than-the-law athletes lose favor faster than Hollywood teenagers.

The Giants will be fine without Burress. They love Domenik Hixon, who has more speed to stretch the field. Their coaches rave about the raw ability of Hixon. They also rave about him being a great person, an obvious shot at the guy who was playing in front of him.

No matter what happened with Burress, the New York Giants are still the team to beat in the NFL.

It's too bad for Plaxico Burress that his Wild, Wild West ways will prevent him from enjoying it.

Bang, bang. You're career is dead.

 

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 11:22 pm
 

Say goodbye, Plax

Which part of the following was over your head, rookie? if this isnt painting someone as "a bad guy," I dont know what is.

Tom Coughlin has put up with a lot from Burress.

He's been late for meetings. He's mouthed off. He's been a bad teammate. His list of me-first issues is starting to look as thick as the Manhattan phone book.

Memo to Plax: You aren't that good.

He might have caught the game-winning touchdown pass to give the Giants the stunning upset of the New England in the Super Bowl last February, making him a hero to many, but gun-toting, I'm-bigger-than-the-law athletes lose favor faster than Hollywood teenagers.




Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 11:20 pm
 

Say goodbye, Plax

Plax isn't that great a person. If he was really that great a person why did he feel the need to carry a gun(w/o a permit)??? They runs his mouth, performs stupid actions and is now paying the price for those actions. If he was really that worried about his personal safety he can get a body gaurd. Lots of players have them. The gun was loaded, with no safety on.  I'm not saying he was going to use it because I don't think he was, but it shows he wouldn't have hesitated to do so.  The man is given the world and its not enough for him.

Lets not talk about who his friends are either. A good friend does not come close to making one a good person. Maybe Fred Taylor should have talked to his friend and told him that his lifestyle choices were going to get him in trouble one day.

That said....I will welcome him with open arms when he comes to the halfway house known as the Dallas Cowboys ;)

The man can catch a football.



Since: Nov 16, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2008 11:20 pm
 

Say goodbye, Plax

GOOD POINTS!



Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2008 11:05 pm
 

Say goodbye, Plax

He brought a loaded gun into a night club - he could be the best guy in the world and that is still not only illegal but incredibly stupid; considering the year he has had to date and how the NFL has been treating other players with "issues", one would have thought he would be acting a little more low key. Whatever happens to him is well deserved...



Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2008 10:26 pm
 

Say goodbye, Plax

Prisco, learn some basic grammar.  Bang, bang, YOUR career is dead.  You put "you're" instead of "your" not once, but twice - on the signature line of your post, for crying out loud.  Aren't you a professional writer?



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 10:11 pm
 

Plax is L U C K Y

PLAXICO BURRESS IS LUCKY HE DIDNT MISS HIS LEG AND HIT SOMEONE ELSE.

NO ONE SAID A  $35M CONTRACTCOMES WITH GOOD SENSE... ITS TOO BAD, THEY PROBLY SHOULD ...




Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 9:56 pm
 

Say goodbye, Plax

Honestly I think the Giants were dumb to resign the dude in the first place. First of all he signed a pretty big contract the first season he came to the Giants, a lot of people saying they overpaid for a reciever because Amani Toomer is no longer a number 1 reciever. Since they signed Plax they have drafted Steve Smith, Sinorace Moss, Mario Manningham, not to mention signing Domenik Hixon who went from star punt returner to a solid reciever in the matter of what seemed like days, that isn't considering they have Amani Toomer, and David Tyree still on roster. Plaxico Burress should've counted the numbers before he made such stupid mistakes.

First of all his contract numbers 27.7 million dollars for the next 5 years signed 9/4/08.
Second three 3rd round or better draft picks since 2005 at his postion.
Third the number of people Roger Goodell has suspended. He should've known better than to be carrying an illegally owned hand gun anywhere let alone a night club with a bunch of intoxicated people. I mean honestly how hard is it to get a concealed weapons license? And how hard is it to buy a gun that is registered? I am guessing not hard.

Plaxico Burress isn't a bad guy by any means. He is just an extremely selfish, money loving, ball hogging, and big mouthed player who needs to know when to keep his mouth shut and just play football. It makes me sick how much these guys get paid to play football and how many of them blow their shot at millions of dollars for stupid crimes. What about commiting a crime is so inticing that you would give up millions to commit that crime. Especially when it wouldn't have been illegal had he taken the time to get that concealed weapons license.



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 9:53 pm
 

Trash

Trash plain and simple. Players that think they are bigger than the game eventually find out that they're not.



Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 9:45 pm
 

Say goodbye, Plax

well i`ll be darned.i missed that one and i usually don`t.good eye



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2008 9:35 pm
 

Say goodbye, Plax

You are definitely wrong on this one.  The law states that for 2nd degree possession he has to have intent to use it OR have 5 or more guns OR have it loaded outside of his house.  Obviously the 3rd option is an open and shut case.  He's going to jail and I totally love it.

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