We had a feeling that this may happen, but definitely didn’t think we would hear about it the week of the Superbowl.
ARLINGTON, Tex. – Bring Back Plax.
Hines Ward, the Steelers’ all-time leading receiver, sent a strong message from the Super Bowl Tuesday that surely will reach Plaxico Burress, who has four months remaining on his prison sentence at Oneida Correctional Facility in upstate New York.
He wants Burress to come back to play for the Steelers when he resumes his career next season. Burress was the Steelers’ first-round draft choice in 2000 and played four years in Pittsburgh with Ward before signing with the Giants as a free agent.
“Plax is still our guy,” Ward said Tuesday. “He’s always going to be a Steeler, regardless if he won the Super Bowl with the Giants. There are still fans in Pittsburgh who wear his jersey. We love everything about him. We will accept him with open arms if that’s the case.”
Thursday is the three-year anniversary of Burress catching the winning touchdown pass for the Giants with 35 seconds remaining to beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. The Steelers on Sunday are going for their third Super Bowl championship in the six years since Burress left.
We’re with you Hines. When Plaxico gets out of jail he’s still going to want to play football, and many teams will not want to endure the PR battle with folks who will want to crucify him for his mistake. Go get your money Plax!
Are you in favor of Plaxico getting another chance in the NFL after he’s released from prison??