Plaxico Burress Released by New York Giants


Published: April 3, 2009


... their No. 1 receiver Plaxico Burress on the team, so they've released him. My guess is that when a recent court date turned up no resolution, they decided parting ways with their troubled receiver.

The receiver has been in legal troubles since shooting himself in the leg at a night club in Manhattan.

There was hope in Giants-land that a resolution would have been made recently, but it seemed the wheels of justice do spin slowly, and the Giants ran out of patience.

Plaxico's situation was applying constant pressure to the Giants' organization on many fronts.  The pressure included a recent arbitration hearing for a signing bonus the Giants withheld from him, intense public attention to the matter, the lack of a No. 1 receiving option currently on their roster, and Plaxico's agent emailing other teams to see if they were interested. That pressure is now partly relieved.

No one knows why the Giants finally decided to release Burress.

Was the last...

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