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March 25, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Plaxico Burress no longer has a driver's license, according to a report by TMZ.com. The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles is said to have suspended the Pittsburgh Steelers receiver's license Monday after he failed to cough up the damages he was ordered to pay a woman who claimed to be injured in a 2008 car crash with the NFL veteran. The woman, Alise Smith, sued to have Burress pay the medical bills for her neck and back injuries and was awarded $125,000 plus interest by a judge in January 2012.
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August 9, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Pittsburgh receiver Plaxico Burress might have to call it a career after suffering a severe shoulder injury while diving for a ball in Thursday's practice. According to multiple reports, all citing unnamed team and player sources, Burress suffered a torn rotator cuff when he hit the ground with his arms extended. He was carted off the field. The Steelers announced Friday that he will undergo shoulder surgery on Monday. Burress, who turns 36 next week, played in four games for Pittsburgh last season after signing with the team in November.
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November 20, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Plaxico Burress has signed with the team that initially brought him into the league -- the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers needed help at wide receiver after Jerricho Cotchery fractured his ribs Sunday and top receiver Antonio Brown is expected to miss a third straight game with an ankle injury. Burress is reuniting with the team that picked him in the first round of the 2000 draft. He spent five seasons in Pittsburgh, making 261 catches for 4,164 yards and 22 touchdowns, before leaving as a free agent and eventually becoming a Super Bowl hero with the New York Giants.
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March 25, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Plaxico Burress no longer has a driver's license, according to a report by TMZ.com. The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles is said to have suspended the Pittsburgh Steelers receiver's license Monday after he failed to cough up the damages he was ordered to pay a woman who claimed to be injured in a 2008 car crash with the NFL veteran. The woman, Alise Smith, sued to have Burress pay the medical bills for her neck and back injuries and was awarded $125,000 plus interest by a judge in January 2012.
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April 4, 2009 | Helene Elliott, Staff and Wire Reports
The New York Giants released Plaxico Burress a little more than four months after the 31-year-old accidentally shot himself in the thigh with an unlicensed gun in a New York City nightclub. "I am an optimist, and I believe most situations can be worked out," General Manager Jerry Reese said in announcing the move. "We hung in there as long as we could in hopes that there could be a resolution to this situation other than the decision we made today to release Plaxico."
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August 9, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Pittsburgh receiver Plaxico Burress might have to call it a career after suffering a severe shoulder injury while diving for a ball in Thursday's practice. According to multiple reports, all citing unnamed team and player sources, Burress suffered a torn rotator cuff when he hit the ground with his arms extended. He was carted off the field. The Steelers announced Friday that he will undergo shoulder surgery on Monday. Burress, who turns 36 next week, played in four games for Pittsburgh last season after signing with the team in November.
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August 21, 2009 | Associated Press
Facing the prospect of spending at least 3 1/2 years behind bars, onetime Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress on Thursday accepted a plea bargain with a two-year prison sentence for accidentally shooting himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub. The former New York Giants wide receiver pleaded guilty to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a lesser charge than he had faced. He will be sentenced Sept. 22, and lawyer Benjamin Brafman said he expects Burress to begin serving his sentence immediately after.
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June 10, 2011 | By Douglas Farmer
Plaxico Burress took the first steps to resuming his NFL career Monday simply by stepping out of prison for the first time in nearly two years. More than 30 months removed from his last reception, Burress is looking to pick up where he left off. In his last two full seasons, he averaged more than 1,000 yards receiving and scored 22 touchdowns. Restarting his career, let alone playing at a high level, will be far from easy. Two months shy of 34, Burress is not only at a point when receivers' careers generally spiral downward, but he is also facing the struggles that come with a two-year layoff in nearly any sport.
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September 23, 2009 | Associated Press
Former Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress apologized to his family and tearfully kissed his pregnant wife and young son goodbye Tuesday before he was led away to prison in New York to begin serving a two-year sentence on a weapons charge. Burress, at the time a star receiver with the New York Giants, was at the Latin Quarter nightclub in Manhattan in November when a .40-caliber gun tucked into his waistband slipped down his leg and fired, wounding him in the thigh. Burress arrived in the courtroom Tuesday wearing jeans and a long-sleeved T-shirt, a stark contrast to the dark blue suit he wore last month when he entered his guilty plea.
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August 1, 2004
"Everybody says voluntary, but when you miss it, everybody's eyebrows go up. I guess voluntary means mandatory now." -Plaxico Burress, Pittsburgh wide receiver, who reported to Steeler training camp on time Friday, ending speculation that he might hold out
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March 12, 2013 | By Michael Robinson
Mike Wallace is heading for warmer weather. The NFL Network is reporting that the former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver has agreed to sign with the Miami Dolphins. Wallace made 235 receptions for 4,042 yards and 32 touchdowns in four seasons with the Steelers. In 2010, Wallace caught 60 balls for career highs in receiving yards (1,257 yards) and touchdowns (12), but his numbers have slightly declined since becoming the No. 1 option the previous two seasons. The Dolphins add a big-play threat for second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
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March 12, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Having already changed coaches this off-season, the Buffalo Bills are starting from scratch at quarterback too. In their first move once the NFL's free-agency period opened Tuesday, the Bills released quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick after two-plus inconsistent seasons as starter. The decision came after Fitzpatrick and the team were unable to reach an agreement to restructure the quarterback's contract, and a day before the he was due a $3-million bonus. Fitzpatrick's up-and-down performance and his expensive contract were factors in his release.
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November 20, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Plaxico Burress has signed with the team that initially brought him into the league -- the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers needed help at wide receiver after Jerricho Cotchery fractured his ribs Sunday and top receiver Antonio Brown is expected to miss a third straight game with an ankle injury. Burress is reuniting with the team that picked him in the first round of the 2000 draft. He spent five seasons in Pittsburgh, making 261 catches for 4,164 yards and 22 touchdowns, before leaving as a free agent and eventually becoming a Super Bowl hero with the New York Giants.
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June 10, 2011 | By Douglas Farmer
Plaxico Burress took the first steps to resuming his NFL career Monday simply by stepping out of prison for the first time in nearly two years. More than 30 months removed from his last reception, Burress is looking to pick up where he left off. In his last two full seasons, he averaged more than 1,000 yards receiving and scored 22 touchdowns. Restarting his career, let alone playing at a high level, will be far from easy. Two months shy of 34, Burress is not only at a point when receivers' careers generally spiral downward, but he is also facing the struggles that come with a two-year layoff in nearly any sport.
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February 7, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
With the NFL's labor situation in limbo, the league heads into what promises to be a turbulent off-season filled with questions, uncertainties and speculation. Team owners are dug in, as are the players, and each side is waiting for the other to flinch ? with the real possibility that a lockout could compromise training camps and might even lead to games not being played. Still, the football world doesn't stop spinning. Teams are jockeying, planning, positioning themselves to be just where the Green Bay Packers are now: clearing room in the display case for the Lombardi Trophy.
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December 9, 2009 | Staff And Wire Reports
Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress wants to get a break from prison, but prosecutors said Tuesday they will likely try to block his bid for work release because he hasn't served enough time. The former New York Giant applied for a work furlough -- which would let him spend some portion of his time at home -- on Nov. 25, about two months into his two-year sentence for carrying an unlicensed gun that went off and wounded him at a Manhattan nightclub. State prison system officials are expected to decide on his request next month.
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September 24, 2007 | From the Associated Press
LANDOVER, Md. -- A New York Giants defense that had given up 80 points in its first two games allowed only 83 yards after halftime and stopped the Washington Redskins on four plays from first and goal at the one in the final minute to preserve a 24-17 victory Sunday. What was it like in the Giants' huddle for their defensive stand? "If I put you in that huddle, your ears might bleed," defensive tackle Barry Cofield said.
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September 23, 2009 | Associated Press
Former Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress apologized to his family and tearfully kissed his pregnant wife and young son goodbye Tuesday before he was led away to prison in New York to begin serving a two-year sentence on a weapons charge. Burress, at the time a star receiver with the New York Giants, was at the Latin Quarter nightclub in Manhattan in November when a .40-caliber gun tucked into his waistband slipped down his leg and fired, wounding him in the thigh. Burress arrived in the courtroom Tuesday wearing jeans and a long-sleeved T-shirt, a stark contrast to the dark blue suit he wore last month when he entered his guilty plea.
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August 21, 2009 | Associated Press
Facing the prospect of spending at least 3 1/2 years behind bars, onetime Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress on Thursday accepted a plea bargain with a two-year prison sentence for accidentally shooting himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub. The former New York Giants wide receiver pleaded guilty to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a lesser charge than he had faced. He will be sentenced Sept. 22, and lawyer Benjamin Brafman said he expects Burress to begin serving his sentence immediately after.
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