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GIANTS, BURRESS CLOSE TO A DEAL

The New York Giants and receiver Plaxico Burress are reportedly close to an agreement regarding the veteran wideout’s two-week suspension, which as imposed would have caused him to miss only one game.
Per Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com, the suspension would be reduced to one week.  Surprisingly, however, Burress would still miss the October 5 game against the Seahawks.
The move shows, in our view, that the Giants are serious about convincing the locker room that there are real consequences for breaking the rules.  Otherwise, Burress would have lost only his game check for the weekend without a game, and he would have been permitted to play next week.
Under the proposed deal, the Giants would not attempt to seek repayment of any bonus money he received as part of his recent five-year, $30 million contract.
Moving forward, the question is whether Burress and the Giants can co-exist.  Given that the signing bonus he received was only $4.25 million, we wouldn’t be shocked if the Giants try to trade him, if Burress can’t get past the fact that the franchise chose to embarrass him publicly, and then opted not to accept his “family reasons” explanation for failing to show up for work.

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11 Responses to “GIANTS, BURRESS CLOSE TO A DEAL”
  1. mgbuda says: Sep 27, 2008 11:37 AM

    Moving forward, the question is whether Burress and the Giants can co-exist. Given that the signing bonus he received was only $4.25 million, we wouldn’t be shocked if the Giants try to trade him, if Burress can’t get past the fact that the franchise chose to embarrass him publicly, and then opted not to accept his “family reasons” explanation for failing to show up for work.
    is that a joke? This guy has played great for the team and he misses one monday morning meeting and you are talking about trading him? You ever heard of mistakes? Jesus christ Florio, you are blowin it way outta proportion.

  2. delakern says: Sep 27, 2008 11:50 AM

    Plax was probably in one of those PFT chats and didn’t know where the time went or what even happened.

  3. MIBucs1982 says: Sep 27, 2008 12:01 PM

    Try to trade one of their MVPs from the SuperBowl? The workhorse of their receiving corp? Man, that’s so far out in left field it’s not even funny. Teams don’t sign a guy to a 5 year extension and then try to trade him. Especially after this issue has been documented before and the team still chose to sign a 5 year extension. It would’ve made more sense for them to trade him BEFORE signing a new deal; not after.
    Use some common sense, Florio.

  4. Matt says: Sep 27, 2008 12:11 PM

    You are kidding yourself if you think Plax has missed on one meeting…

  5. TheRon says: Sep 27, 2008 12:15 PM

    You’re starting to sound like Tony Kornheiser, but instead of talking about Favre you say, “Moving forward, the question is this … CONSPIRACY!!!” Is it really worth being able to say “you called it”1o% of the time when you’re wrong about your speculation the other 90% of the time. You can lose your credibility pretty quickly doing that.

  6. 75jbass says: Sep 27, 2008 12:17 PM

    This isn’t even the first time he’s been disciplined by the team.

  7. Mbehavin2 says: Sep 27, 2008 12:36 PM

    Burress overslept and decided all by himself not to answer his phone or return any of the calls from the Giants. That is not the Giants embarrassing Burress it is, at best, releasing the facts. Hey they could have called the police like the Titans did, that would have been embarrassing.
    The biggest embarrassment Burress has is his agent.

  8. Nemesis says: Sep 27, 2008 1:25 PM

    Trade him?! WTF?! What an absurd conclusion to draw

  9. cygnus x-1 says: Sep 27, 2008 3:08 PM

    why should the giants negotiate with him?they pay him a huge sum of money and expect him to follow some rules. so when he doesn’t they have the right to disipline him anyway they want and did so he needs to deal with it. if that would have been a backup player nobody would have cared. why should he be treated differently?

  10. bigblue59 says: Sep 27, 2008 5:30 PM

    Dont trade him make him the spokes person for sleepys
    Maybe his team mates could chip in and buy him an alarm clock

  11. east96st says: Sep 27, 2008 7:10 PM

    They HAD to negotiate with him because he is a member in good standing of his union and he called in his union representatives. Standard operating procedure ANYWHERE a union is in place. What did the players give up for that right, since every point in a contract is negotiated? Only the union and the NFL knows.

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