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November 30, 2004
On Saturday November 27, 2004, BRUCE EDWARD "EDDIE" BURRESS, of Glen Burnie, loving husband of Gloria Burress, remembered father of Charlene Burress, and grandfather of six. Devoted son of Wanda Reventlow and the late Edward J. Burress. The family will receive visitors at the family owned Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Ave., S.W., (at Crain Hwy) Glen Burnie from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. on Wednesday. The funeral ceremony will be held on Thursday at 1 P.M., in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.
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July 28, 2011
Win-win for Giants? Ron Fritz Baltimore Sun Some team is going to give Plaxico Burress a second (or is it third?) chance, so why not the Giants? The wide receiver certainly owes the team after spending 20 months in prison and missing the last two seasons. He is on probation for two years on the gun charge stemming from the Manhattan nightclub incident in which he shot himself in the leg. After being released from prison in early June he has reportedly spoken to kids about the dangers of guns.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,Sun reporter | January 30, 2008
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A day after he proclaimed that the New York Giants would upset the New England Patriots - even calling a score of 23-17 - wide receiver Plaxico Burress didn't back off his prediction. "Why come in with a negative attitude?" Burress said at yesterday's media day while wearing sunglasses and his Giants hat on backward. "We've got to take a back seat to them because they are 19-0? The goal is to win the football game." A 12-point underdog for Sunday's Super Bowl, New York is not trying to sneak up on the Patriots.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2011
Historically, travel hasn't been fashion-friendly. No matter how you pack, your clothes are destined for Wrinkleville. And that expensive bottle of perfume in your checked bag is likely to arrive broken or not at all. But fret not. Designers and cosmetic companies have taken note, launching mini-sized, wrinkle-free or collapsible products that help travelers stay fashionable while jet-setting. "So many designers and companies are conscious of travel-friendly fabrics and products," said Stephanie Bradshaw, a stylist based in Cockeysville.
SPORTS
August 21, 2009
NEW YORK -- Facing the prospect of at least 3 1/2 years behind bars, 2008 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 New York 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 is expected to begin serving his sentence immediately. Hours later, the NFL announced that Commissioner Roger Goodell had suspended Burress but that he will be reinstated upon completion of his sentence.
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By From Sun news services | December 2, 2008
Taken to court in handcuffs, Plaxico Burress posted $100,000 bail on weapons possession charges yesterday in New York as a frenzy grew around the case of the Giants' star wide receiver who accidentally shot himself in a nightclub. Authorities said teammate Antonio Pierce was being investigated over his role in the shooting, while the Super Bowl champion Giants weren't sure what action they would take against Burress. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg also weighed in, saying it would be an outrage "if we didn't prosecute to the fullest extent of the law."
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | December 27, 2003
Ravens receiver Travis Taylor and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Plaxico Burress were chosen two spots apart in the first round of the 2000 NFL draft. Although Burress has had more statistical success in three of their four seasons, including this one, Taylor does have something he can boast about heading into tomorrow night's game at M&T Bank Stadium. Taylor (selected 10th overall) has six catches for more than 40 yards this season, five more than Burress (selected eighth). Burress is the one thought to be more of a big-play threat.
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By KEN MURRAY | January 2, 2006
Chargers questions Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer was at his mystifying best in a 23-7 loss to Denver on Saturday. He gave LaDainian Tomlinson 20 touches (19 runs) in a meaningless game even though the franchise running back has played with a cracked rib since Dec. 4. To put it in perspective, Tomlinson got fewer than 20 touches in the team's first two games, both losses. Next Chiefs' chief? If the Chiefs are able to pry Herm Edwards loose from the Jets to replace retiring Dick Vermeil for next season, it'd be a major coup.
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By DAVID STEELE | February 1, 2008
PHOENIX -- The go-to theme for any tale about Tom Coughlin during Super Bowl week has been this: The New York Giants coach has changed. He has softened his demeanor, toned down his approach to his players and bonded better, and they've taken their transformed relationship to the Super Bowl. Right? Sure. Until Plaxico Burress started making predictions. Whether the storm stirred up by Burress' claim of a 23-17 Giants victory over the New England Patriots has altered Coughlin's new philosophy is anyone's guess.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | March 31, 2000
Disregard the phenomenon that has Florida State's Peter Warrick plummeting from first pick to fourth in the NFL draft. Dismiss it to the caprice of ever-probing scouts whose focus is not so much why, but why not. Warrick, the most gifted receiver in a gifted class of receivers, is a great catch whenever he goes. And that probably will be with the fourth pick to the Cincinnati Bengals. Sitting anxiously at No. 5 will be the Ravens. While they could get lucky in the first round, they aren't likely to get that lucky.
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By Douglas Farmer, Tribune Newspapers | June 15, 2011
Plaxico Burress took the first steps to resuming his NFL career last week 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 also is facing the struggles that come with a two-year layoff in nearly any sport.
SPORTS
June 7, 2011
Vick-Burress combo? Joseph Moskowitz The Morning Call The criminal record and locker room issues attached to Plaxico Burress are no reason not to sign him. In a league practically built on second chances, Burress deserves another shot (figuratively speaking). And remember, the only thing seriously hurt in his shooting incident two years ago was his ego. Other second-chance NFL players have committed or been charged with far more destructive crimes. Burress' age is a concern — he will be 34 in August — but he still has plenty left to give.
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By Matt Vensel | June 6, 2011
Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was released from prison Monday morning after serving a 20-month sentence for handgun charges (for shooting himself in the leg at a New York City nightclub). The 33-year-old will attempt to return to the NFL after nearly three years away from football. The Ravens have been mentioned as one of a handful of teams who could have interest in Burress . They could use another deep threat, and Burress was one of the league’s most dangerous red-zone receivers in his prime.
NEWS
August 10, 2010
Hard line is drawn Sam Farmer Los Angeles Times Plaxico Burress should not be permitted to play in the NFL this season. Even if his request for work release is granted, and he somehow clears all the hurdles to come back to football (can he play in out-of-state games, for instance?), Burress needs to complete his entire sentence to return. That's what Roger Goodell ruled, and it's not unreasonable. Goodell's hard-line approach to players who run afoul of the law has been the most successful initiative of his tenure as commissioner.
SPORTS
August 21, 2009
NEW YORK -- Facing the prospect of at least 3 1/2 years behind bars, 2008 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 New York 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 is expected to begin serving his sentence immediately. Hours later, the NFL announced that Commissioner Roger Goodell had suspended Burress but that he will be reinstated upon completion of his sentence.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,jamison.hensley@baltsun.com | July 15, 2009
If wide receiver Derrick Mason follows through on his retirement announcement - he told ESPN on Monday that he's "99 percent" sure - his unexpected departure would leave the Ravens with few options to replace him. It's like trying to shop on Christmas Eve - everything you would want is probably gone. Instead of having one of the NFL's sure things (Mason has caught at least 80 passes in five of the past six seasons), the Ravens face a situation in which they might have to gamble to fill the void he leaves as far as production and leadership.
SPORTS
November 21, 2005
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants had their hands full in beating the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, and that was without Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens. Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes, including a 61-yarder to Plaxico Burress late in the fourth quarter, to help New York hold off the Eagles, 27-17. In place of McNabb, who is sidelined with a groin injury, third-string quarterback Mike McMahon ran for one touchdown and threw for another, but it wasn't enough to stop the Giants (7-3)
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