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Plaxico Burress warns rookies: Don’t think it can’t happen to you

Plaxico Burress knows he’s a cautionary tale for NFL rookies, and that when young football players hear his name, they’re less likely to think of his Super Bowl-winning touchdown catch and more likely to think, “That’s the guy who shot himself.” Burress is OK with that. In a column for the Players’ Tribune, Burress writes…

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Investigation ends, Aqib Talib won’t be suspended or fined

The Broncos got a shot in the arm Tuesday, as the NFL couldn’t really figure out what to do with Aqib Talib being shot in the leg. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, the league has closed its investigation into Talib’s 2016 shooting, and won’t suspend him. Talib won’t even face a fine, but…

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Eli Manning excited to have big target in Brandon Marshall

When the Giants won their first Super Bowl with Eli Manning at quarterback, the game-winning touchdown came on a pass to Plaxico Burress. Burress’ size made him a popular target for Manning from the day he joined the team in 2015 right through the point when he shot himself in the leg to end his…

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Aqib Talib not expected to face league discipline from shooting

When last we heard about Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib’s offseason shooting, both Dallas police and the NFL were said to have ongoing investigations into what happened before a bullet found its way into Talib’s leg. Talib was shot in June and told police that he didn’t know who shot him, although there were reports at…

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Aqib Talib will practice on Monday

Shot in June, cornerback Aqib Talib is back in August. The veteran cornerback will return to practice on Monday for the Broncos, according to James Palmer of NFL Media. The incident happened on June 5, and the question of who shot Talib continues to be unresolved. Talib reportedly told police he was too intoxicated to…

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Talib may have violated Texas gun laws

Aqib Talib could end up having plenty in common with Plaxico Burress, after all. Amid a report that Talib has told others he shot himself, ESPN explains that Talib could indeed end up facing criminal charges if he shot himself while in possession of a gun in violation of Texas law. So-called “Constitutional carry” went…

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Report: Talib told others he shot himself

Maybe Aqib Talib wasn’t too drunk to know who shot him, after all. Mike Klis of 9news.com in Denver reports that the Broncos cornerback has told people close to him that he accidentally shot himself. Police are still investigating the situation. It’s believed Talib was shot at a Dallas night club, where two others were…

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Philly mayor wants to put LeSean McCoy in the slammer

After former Giants receiver Plaxico Burress put a bullet through his own leg in a Manhattan club, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg publicly declared a desire to put Plaxico in the “slammer.” Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney now wants to do the same thing to former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, absent such colorful language. In…

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Thursday morning one-liners

Bills RB LeSean McCoy won’t be in the clear, even if he’s not convicted. A look at the Dolphins’ unrestricted free agent class. The Patriots are going to have to make some LB decisions in the near future. The Jets’ need for pass-rush help can’t be overlooked. The Ravens can’t be sure whether G Kelechi…

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Ex-NFL receiver Josh Morgan charged, accidentally shot himself

Former NFL wide receiver Josh Morgan is facing misdemeanor weapons charges after he accidentally shot himself. Morgan was charged with misdemeanor reckless use of a firearm in Virginia, TMZ reports. The charge reportedly comes as a result of an accidental shooting in which Morgan was cleaning his gun and shot himself. His injuries were not…

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Plaxico Burress pleads guilty to tax evasion charges

When last we heard from former NFL receiver Plaxico Burress, he was trolling the Eagles. The Eagles now have a way to troll him. According to the Associated Press, Burress has pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges in New Jersey. On Monday, Burress admitted that, for 2013, he failed to pay $46,000 in state taxes…

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Nick Saban claims he wasn’t making excuses with NFL draft comments

When Alabama coach Nick Saban complained that the NFL distracted his players by telling them which round they were projected to be drafted in just before their college football playoff game against Ohio State, it sounded like an excuse for losing that game. But Saban says that’s not the case. “It wasn’t an excuse at…

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Plaxico Burress blasts Nick Saban as a liar

After Alabama coach Nick Saban complained that some of his players look ahead to the NFL draft instead of focusing on finishing their college careers, one of Saban’s former players lashed out. Plaxico Burress, who played for Saban at Michigan State, says that Saban is a liar who puts his own interests ahead of the…

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No plea deal yet for Plaxico Burress

Former Giants receiver Plaxico Burress returned to the headlines this week, thanks to comparisons between his 2008 gun mishap and former (and likely future) Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s 2015 fireworks mishap. Burress also returned to court this week, and it turns out that his latest legal entanglement is far from over. In May, TMZ…

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Jason Pierre-Paul has burns, but his fingers remain intact

When the initial reports of Jason Pierre-Paul’s fireworks injury came out, there were few details beyond the term “severely injured.” But while he has plenty of doctors visits in his future, it appears he may have escaped the worst of the damage. According to  Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, some of the flesh on…

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