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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.
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By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2014
Longtime NFL cornerback Phillip Buchanon is creating a board game to teach money management and other life skills to kids. Arizona Cardinals long snapper Mike Leach and his wife, Julie, are developing a product to help parents toilet train their toddlers. Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Plaxico Burress has introduced a line of colorful, luxury socks. The budding entrepreneurs just need a little coaching - and not the sort involving the shriek of whistles - to assist them with such things as marketing, branding and contracts.
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By Douglas Farmer, Tribune Newspapers | June 11, 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 is also facing the struggles that come with a two-year layoff in nearly any sport.
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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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February 4, 2008
4 GIANTS 17, PATRIOTS 14 The Giants won it on a 12-play, 83-yard drive, capped by Eli Manning's TD pass to Plaxico Burress. Scoring GIANTS: Tyree 5 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 11:05. PATRIOTS: Moss 6 pass from Brady (Gostkowski kick), 2:42. GIANTS: Burress 13 pass from Manning (Tynes kick), 0:35.
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By KEN MURRAY | November 30, 2008
1 Giants (10-1) Plaxico Burress was playing under the radar. 2 Jets (8-3) Beating Pats, Titans was a major coup. 3 Titans (11-1) They stuffed the Lions' carcass in Detroit. 4 Steelers (8-3) Mr. Cassel awaits the No. 1 defense. 5 Colts (7-4) Schedule favors another strong finish.
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January 20, 2008
Today AFC Championship San Diego @ New England CHARGERS: Doubtful: TE Antonio Gates (toe), QB Philip Rivers (knee). Questionable: DT Jamal Williams (ankle). Probable: LB Shawne Merriman (illness). PATRIOTS: Out: S Mel Mitchell (biceps). Probable: QB Tom Brady (right shoulder), S Rodney Harrison (thigh). NFC Championship N.Y. Giants @ Green Bay GIANTS: Out: CB Kevin Dockery (hip). Questionable: WR Plaxico Burress (ankle), CB Sam Madison (abdomen), CB Aaron Ross (shoulder). Probable: T Kareem McKenzie (ankle)
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By JAMISON HENSLEY | April 25, 2008
The eighth overall pick in the NFL draft has produced mixed results. Of the three receivers taken at that spot since 1999, only Plaxico Burress has lived up to expectations. At cornerback, there has been a standout (DeAngelo Hall) and a bust (Antrel Rolle). Four Pro Bowl players have come out of the No. 8 slot in the past 10 drafts. Interestingly, no quarterback has been taken eighth overall in the NFL draft since 1945, when the Washington Redskins picked Southern California's Jim Hardy.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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By From Sun staff and news services | February 27, 2009
Woods falls to Clark of 2nd day of comeback golf One day after a ceremonious return to golf, Tiger Woods was on his way home. Tim Clark of South Africa played 16 holes without a bogey and pulled ahead for good on the back nine yesterday in Marana, Ariz., knocking Woods out of the Accenture Match Play Championship with a 4-and-2 victory. Woods holed out a 50-foot bunker shot for birdie on the 14th hole and appeared to be making a run, but his tee shot on the 15th hole hit a cart path and went over a fence and out of bounds, costing him the hole.
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