*Poor Plaxico Burress.
Seems that if it wasn’t for bad luck, he wouldn’t have any at all.
OK, that might be an over statement, but not by much. You see, TMZ is reporting that because of a car accident, the down on his luck Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver hopeful, is being forced to sell his Virginia Beach mansion (pictured below).
Seems Plaxico got in a nasty car accident with a woman named Alise Smith and it was his fault. She won a $159,000 judgment and he didn’t pay so the judge has now ordered the sale of the crib to satisfy the debt.
The 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath pad is valued at $460,000 and will hit the auction block April 23rd.
Like we said, if it wasn’t for bad luck …
*Plaxico Burress just signed a one-year contract for a minimum of $925,000 with the Pittsburgh Steelers this month, but he might have a hard time getting to practice because his license has been officially suspended.
The football player (wide receiver) failed to pay a six-figure judgment after a woman successfully sued him for what she says, caused a car crash that injured her.
He was ordered to pay $125,000.
Possibly in defiance and unwilling to settle for the judgment (which he attempted to appeal), he didn’t pay. As a result, the victim’s lawyer told the Florida DMV to take his driving privileges away.
Plaxico also just settled his hefty $98,064.78 debt with the IRS. So he could be just holding his head above water until that Pittsburgh money comes in.
*Plaxico Burress is back where he started in the NFL.
On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced they signed the 35-year-old wide receiver to provide depth at a position decimated by injuries.
Antonio Brown has missed the last two games with a sprained ankle and Jerricho Cotchery fractured his ribs late in Sunday night’s 13-10 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Football fans are probably aware that Burress spent his first five seasons in the NFL with the Steelers, who selected him with the eighth overall pick in the 2000 NFL draft. He played for the New York Jets last year, catching 45 passes for 612 yards and tying for the team lead with eight touchdown receptions. He missed the 2009 and 2010 seasons while serving a 20-month prison sentence stemming from a gun charge.
According to the AP, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Burress looked “good” during a brief workout Tuesday morning.
*Jobless NFL star Plaxico Burress was very lucky recently after dodging a $1000 traffic ticket.
A Fort Lauderdale traffic magistrate dismissed the hefty fine Monday morning due to a technical misstep.
The sheriff who claimed to have clocked him going 70 mph in a 55 mph zone on the I-95 over the summer, however the statute was written on the citation did not match the charge.
So it was thrown out and the football player got off with no fines.
He was driving a Ferrari at the time of citing.
Gossip Extra reports that Burress, who played for both the New York Giants and Jets and now lives in South Florida’s Lighthouse Point, talked about the ticket in a recent TV interview:
“It was close to that,” he said when asked if he was really going 50 mph over. “But going fast in a Ferrari, doing 100 in a Ferrari, feels like 45!”
*If you could guess who the most hated players are in the NFL, would your first guess be Michael Vick? If so, you’d be on the money.
This summer the pro-athlete landed some hot endorsement deals with Nike, the same sports wear company that ditched him four years ago when his legal troubles bubbled over. But the haters didn’t like that.
According to a recent pole conduced by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research, Vick still stands as the least liked player, winning a whopping 60 percent of negative votes.
But on the flip side of things, he is a very high performing athlete with a lot of fans in fantasy football.
“If this were a poll of fantasy football players, you’d see a whole different result,” says Nielsen Sports VP Stephen Master. “They love him.”
Other not very well liked players included New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Carson Palmer, Vince Young and Jay Cutler for their “prima donnis” swagger.
*Former Super Bowl star, Plaxico Burress is out of jail and signed on with the New York Jets.
The football player was released from prison after serving 20 months on a gun charge stemming from an attempting criminal weapons possession. But he’s coming out on top with a one-year deal with the Jets.
Excited about the new move, the athlete wrote on his Twitter page: “East Coast here I come!”
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez retweeted his new receiver and added: “Paperwork in hand??? Haha welcome to the squad.”
In the past, he mentioned he had interest in other teams like the San Francisco 49ers.
With the addition of Burress, who’ll be 34 on Aug. 12, it looks like this means Braylon Edwards, who is a free agent, will not be back for the new season.
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