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Plax fined 45 grand

Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:01 pm

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2008/10/plax-gets-45k-fine.html

Plax handed $45K in fines
Plaxico Burress’ paycheck took another hit this week when he was fined $45,000 by the NFL.

The Giants’ No. 1 receiver, who is collecting fines lately at a seemingly record pace, was hit by the league for three different incidents in the Giants’ win over San Francisco last Sunday. He was fined $20,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, which also drew a 15-yard penalty from the officials after he questioned them for calling him for offensive pass interference. Then he was fined $20,000 more for his postgame comments about the officiating.

He was also fined $5,000 for throwing the ball into the stands after his lone touchdown in that game. And it’s a good bet he probably was fined an additional amount by the Giants for cursing at Tom Coughlin as he walked off the field.

The offensive pass interference penalty was the flashpoint for everything for Burress. After the game, he called that “one of the worst calls I’ve ever seen” and he obviously said as much to the referee on the field.

“When we sent it in (to the league), of course it will come back tomorrow, Tuesday or Wednesday and (the league will) say it should have been a no call,” Burress said after the game. “But that doesn’t help us an dit doesn’t help me. It’s a third-down play. It was critical. And he just totally blew the call.”

“I just thought the (official) made a bad call and I expressed myself,” Burress added. “I thought it was a terrible call and in the heat of the moment words were said and you keep on moving.”

Also after the game, Burress said he confronted the official in the tunnel at halftime and questioned why 49ers cornerback Nate Clements was getting away with holding him. However, the officials reported no such confrontation to the league, so Burress was not penalized for that.

Meanwhile, Giants center Shaun O’Hara was also fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness for a late hit in the same game.

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Post  Big_Pete on Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:25 pm

I am really sick of Burress's crap

Burress is a good player no doubt and the Giants are not better without him, but enough is enough. The Giants should consider trading him in the offseason, we should easily get what we got for Shockey (a 2nd and a 5th pick) for him.

Burress has had plenty of changes, at some point it has to stop. Let him go play for a team like the Browns or Jets.
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Post  Big_Pete on Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:30 pm

more info on Burress from insidefootball.com

Sunday, October 26, 2008
Plax: Here We Go Again

Fox Sports has reported that WR Plaxico Burress missed a treatment on Saturday for his sore neck and as a result, he will be held out at least one series of today's game.

More details to come later, I'm sure.
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Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Sun Oct 26, 2008 8:01 pm

It is getting a little crazy I'll admit and it's probably only a matter of time before he's no longer a Giant.

I can see Plax finishing out the year and if his attitude is ever going to change then it will be going into training camp next summer. He's going to have to make a commitment by then.

The Giants organization isn't going to go through another year of this crap. We've practically won two games this year without him. Today against the Steelers being one of those games.
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Post  Big_Pete on Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:37 pm

I think the writing is on the wall for sure.

The front office did the right thing by Burress with a new contract and his attitude hasn't improved.

I really think enough will be enough, I doubt he will be a Giant next year unless he has a major attitude improvement.

we should at least be able to get the 2nd and 5th round picks for him. I guess it is up to potential suitors.

The teams in the biggest need of a #1 WR are Oakland, Seattle, San Fransisco, Tampa Bay, Miami and Tennessee.

Burress is alot better than the top FA WRs (T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Antonio Bryant and Devery Henderson)
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