Originally written on This Given Sunday  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Plaxico Burress has kept his name out of the news this season, largely because no team signed him this offseason (after an eight touchdown 2011 campaign with the Jets). But today, Burress had his name pop up in the news, for yet another off the field incident. Burress received a speeding ticket for going 125 mph in a 70 mph zone in Broward County, Florida. That's a pretty serious traffic violation, regardless of how you feel about the speed limit. But Burress actually got off the hook with the charges related to his ticket after his lawyer, Bradford Cohen, argued that the law cited on Burress' copy of the ticket wasn't the correct law that he was being charged with. Despite the citing officer changing his copy of the ticket after the fact, Burress' copy was incorrect, and the charges were dropped. Now, I have no idea what law was cited on Burress' copy of the citation, but it couldn't have been that far off from the speeding charge, could it? Something has finally gone Burress' way after he shot himself in the leg in November of 2008 and ended up serving jail time. Ironically, this is the second time (that we know of) where Burress has had traffic tickets thrown out in court. Back in March of 2009, Burress was cited for a myriad of charges (including speeding), but the tickets were thrown out in court when Cohen argued that the officer didn't give Burress any information on how to pay the tickets. [TMZ]

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
8 Comments:
  • I could bring up a lot of thoughts here, I am white I would have been in jail is one. However the law is the law and if I ever need a lawyer in FL I will go see this one for sure.
  • So typical of our legal system today. Law Enforcement has to make sure every 'T' is crossed and 'i' dotted. No wonder corruption abounds in our legal system.
  • this is really a reach, I tell you, Plaxico Burress and his crime and punishment for shooting himself will be news even when he is 80 years old and in a nursing home. Why is that?
    Can anybody tell me what Marv Albert was convicted for? He did his crime and his time now he's back into broadcasting and nothing is said about his crime? Why is that?
  • i really dont think this a "race"issue.(pun intended)nobody cares about what Marv did.Plaxico is news worthy,i've been on wrong side of high speed stops before,and i do no,Fl.police dont play.im guessing when he was issued speeding ticket,somebody figured out that 125 in a 70 zone is concidered reckless driving.so it got changed one way or the other.id say plax got lucky.he had a break due.
  • also being in Fl.maybe police remembered how he single handedly thrashed my gators in that bowl game a few years ago.i no i'll never forget that beating.ha,i do wish plax well.
  • It only keeps being an issue because he keeps getting in trouble. Stop doing stupid things!
  • comment below viewing threshold

    show comment

  • Plax evidently needed someone to read the ticket for him. After all the officer didn't tell him where he could pay his fine???? So he gave it to his lawyer, and discovered that it was a parking ticket whoa! Way to go Plax!!!!! We are all soooooo proud of you. Let’s have high five for "hooked on Phonics” Now all we need to work on Plax is numbers study hard son, I’m sure that one day you will learn ( with the help of your lawyer perhaps) that 120 is more than 70…. The “big” number is not the “good” number in this case Plax..don’t worry you’ll get there!

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Giancarlo Stanton was 'angered' over $325 million offer

Colts, Cardinals, Cowboys interested in Adrian Peterson?

How much will Rousey and Zingano make for their fight?

Browns agree to three-year deal with Josh McCown

Bulls general manager expects Derrick Rose back in 4-6 weeks

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ray Allen reportedly will not sign with Cavaliers if he returns

Shane Vereen squashes rumor he wants $5 million per season

Jon Gruden on Meyer: 'Greatest coaching job of all time'

Vince Young to work out at NFL Veteran Combine

Report: Mike Wallace unwilling to restructure contract

Report: Colts targeting Brandon Marshall

WATCH: Knicks' Alexey Shved tosses wild pass into stands

Ten players ready to make the leap in 2015

WATCH: Reggie Bush says he won't quit football

PHOTO: ECHL team will wear Dr. Seuss jerseys

Report: Baron Davis in talks to join a contending team

Earl Lloyd and basketball’s cruel February

Pirates issue statement about ISIS executioner in team hat

WATCH: Dress debate threatens to derail Brooklyn Nets’ season

FIFA gave Fox the 2026 World Cup to avoid a lawsuit

WATCH: Charles Barkley rips analytics... again

Dark horse World Series contenders in 2015

The Jacksonville Jaguars need to step up

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Earl Lloyd and basketball’s cruel February

WATCH: Barkley rips analytics again

A-Rod: A con man returns to baseball

Bostick death threats show why some fans take sports too seriously

Russell Westbrook is surging into the MVP conversation

Five-round NFL Mock Draft

Key offseason moves for every MLB team

Rousey, Arianny Celeste get into it

Dallas sportscaster back with another powerful essay

The parallels of Rose and Hardaway

Offseason breakdown for all 32 NFL teams

On Josh Hamilton's addiction and feeling alone

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.