Giants Release Plaxico Burress

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Published: April 3, 2009

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... from the November incident in which Burress shot himself in the leg.

Here is the release from the team, courtesy of Friend of the Blog Bob Glauber:

EASTRUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today announced they have released veteran wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who played for the team the previous four seasons.

The status of Burress, 31, has been the subject of much conjecture since last Nov. 29, when he was wounded in an accidental shooting in a Manhattan nightclub. He was inactive for the Giants’ victory in Washington the following day, then placed on the reserve/non-football injury list for the remainder of the season. The team also fined Burress and suspended him for four games for conduct detrimental to the team.

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