When The Checks Stop Coming In: Plaxico Burress

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Everyone knows that NFL money is not guaranteed, and any chance they can get to stop your checks from coming in they will take. Plax is the latest player subjected to those rules:

Plaxico Burress will not be receiving his $1 million signing bonus that was due as part of the contract he signed with the New York Giants in September. According to the Associated Press, the team is refusing to pay the money in the wake of his weapon possession charges relating to the Nov. 29 incident in which he accidentally shot himself in a Manhattan nightclub. NFL Players Association union spokesman Carl Francis confirmed Wednesday evening that the Super Bowl champions decided to not make the payment, which was due Wednesday. “We will file a claim in the appropriate forum to enforce his right to receive and keep the moneys entitled to him under his player contract,” Francis said. As previously reported, the union on Tuesday filed a grievance challenging the Giants’ decision to suspend and fine Burress last week following the shooting incident. The union said the team violated the collective bargaining agreement placing Burress on the reserve-non football injury list, suspending him for the final four games of the regular season and fining him an additional week’s salary for conduct detrimental to the team. The grievances will be heard by an arbitrator after the season ends. Burress pleaded not guilty to the gun charge and is due back in court on March 31.

The NFL can’t wait for a player to f*ck up so they can kind a way to not pay up. Players have to fight tooth and nail to get them stacks back.

That’s a shame but the real question is, should Plaxico get those stacks, or did he bring this on himself?

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Comments

  • bg

    1st

  • nicole

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  • http://www.gravatar.com Re

    Plaxico’s name sounds like a rinky-dink gas station.

    Real talk.

  • bg

    you brought this on yourself

  • BE

    He don’t need no checks with his dumb ass! Shootinng himself…just stooopid!

  • the_one

    I am not someone who defends people when they knwo what they are doing is wrong but come on, there are players in the NFL who are know to beat their wives, this dude injured himself not anyone else and you want to throw the book at him legally and now also his pockets. This is crazy, if they only took that stand when they are caught drinking and driving, fighting in clubs, etc.

  • Vee (its Bossladee if u nasty)

    TGIF!! Hey folks. Well, seeing as this guy is arrogant and didn’t want to play for my home-team I am having a chuckle at his expense. After his legal drama he’ll be begging for ANY team to take him. However, they are blowing this out of proportion. He didn’t hurt anybody but himself-Jeez Louise.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re

    @Nina Knows ;-) Glad I can make you laugh! It’s Friday, why not?

  • Sawyer

    Even though you f’ed up royally, no fears cause the Player Union will make sure he gets some of that money he’s owed. As far as future doe…go holla at Mike Vic and talk about what ya’ll next hustle gonna be!

  • Destiny's Dark Child

    WTF kinda name is Plaxico?

  • Nina Knows

    TIM TIM…

    oh is that a cyber threat..lol what you gonna do, put a virus on our computer.

  • Aunt Viv

    Yo Plaxico, I am so mad at you right now…and to think I threw confetti at you during the Giants ticker tape parade earlier this year-a waste of shredded paper!
    HMMMPH!SMH!

  • chaka1

    Black men have got to pull it together. There’s too much at stake to be acting this damn foolish.

  • Mrs. Rance

    Look the idiot did a dumb thing. The league already penalized him for it with the suspension and pay forfeiture. What gives them the right to take his signing bonus? I know nothing about football, but from what I read he definately contributed to their superbowl win. If I were him I’d jet from the team. You can’t tell me someone won’t pick him up for a ton of money. His current team has proven they definately don’t have his back in any way.

  • Detroiter4Life

    He’s sooooo Stupid!! And any chance you allow someone an avenue to mess with your money you deserve what you get or in his case ain’t gon Get!! LOL!!! SMH at this fool!

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