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Taxico Burress: Former NFL star in trouble with the law again

Former New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress is in trouble again, but luckily this time around, he didn’t physically harm himself in the process. Burress, who famously brought a handgun to a nightclub only to accidentlly shoot himself in the thigh, now faces the wrath of the IRS for allegedly failing to pay almost $50,000 in New Jersey state taxes...
Via Low Brow Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Five NFL players who paid dearly to obtain jersey numbers

Jersey numbers are quite coveted possessions for some football players. And sometimes players are forced to give up their jersey number when they switch teams. Whether it’s a karma thing or just a sentimental attachment to a favorite number, some players have gone all out to obtain their original jersey number when they switch teams. 1. Eli Manning Traded Vacation for No. 10...
Via Sportsnaut
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Martavis Bryant, The Big Receiver Ben Has Been Clamoring For

Ever since Plaxico Burress left following his rookie season, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been lobbying for a taller target, oftentimes through the media. The 6-foot-5 Burress only started 11 games that year , but as coincidence would have it, he posted the best yards-per-catch average of his career when Roethlisberger was throwing him the football, […] Martavis Bryant,...
Via Steelers Depot
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Did the NFL troll the Patriots on Instagram with 'Helmet Catch' photo?

To borrow language from the Wells Report on Deflategate, it is "more probable than not" that the NFL engaged in an act of social media trolling on Wednesday at the expense of the New England Patriots. For the very first time, in the midst of an contentious and still escalating feud with the Patriots over the deflated football scandal, the official NFL Instagram account used the hashtag...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NFLer Plaxico Burress Indicted On Charges Of Failing To Pay Taxes

Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has been indicted on charges he failed to pay taxes, New Jersey prosecutors announced Thursday. The 37-year-old former wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants and New York Jets was charged last week with willful failure to pay a state tax and issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer. Burress is...
Via NESN.com
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Plaxico Burress in legal hot water again

Former Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, and New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress is in legal trouble again. According to James McEvoy of the Times of Trenton “Burress has been indicted on charges he failed to pay $47,903 in New Jersey income taxes.” At one point Burress was a huge part of the Steelers and Giants offenses. Over his 12 year NFL career, Burress amassed...
Via EndZoneScore
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Former Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Indicted For Failing To Pay State Taxes

Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress has reportedly been indicted on two counts of failing to pay state taxes and as a result, he faces up to 10 years in prison under New Jersey law, according to Thursday report by James McEvoy of the Times of Trenton. Burress, who caught 553 regular-season passes for […] Report: Former Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Indicted...
Via Steelers Depot
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Former New York Giants wide receiver indicted on tax charges

Hey kids, remember Plaxico Burress? You know, the guy who used to play wide receiver for the New York Giants? No? That’s probably because he’s more well-known for shooting himself in the leg and going to prison. I wonder what Burress is up to these days. I’m sure he’s straightened himself out… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: Ten first-round picks who will most likely be busts...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Former Steelers’ star WR faces charges yet again

Once upon a time, receiver Plaxico Burress was able to show his strengths on the field, but troubles off the field have never been his strong suit. In 2001 and 2002 Burress had 1,000 yard seasons and paired up with Hines Ward as not only one of the best Steelers’ duos of all-time, but NFL duos as well. However the receiver had his troubles with the law and they have continued....
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Plaxico Burress indicted on failure to pay income tax

Former Steelers and Giants star Plaxico Burress has been indicted on charges he failed to pay $47,903 in New Jersey income taxes, reports NJ.com. Burress, 37, aces one count of issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer, and one count of willful failure to pay state tax. Both chargers carry a maximum penalty of five years in state prison and a $15,000 fine. From NJ.com...
Via Sports-Glory
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Plaxico Burress indicted for failing to pay income taxes

Former NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress has been indicted on charges that he failed to pay nearly $50,000 in New Jersey state income taxes. According to James McEvoy of the Times of Trenton, Burress is facing one count of issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer and one count of willful failure to pay...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Burress indicted on criminal charges related to tax payment

TRENTON, N.J. -- Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has been indicted on criminal charges related to a New Jersey tax payment. The 37-year-old former wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants and New York Jets was charged last week with willful failure to pay a state tax and issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer. The Mercer County prosecutor's office announced...
Via AP on Fox
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress accused of failing to pay taxes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has been indicted on criminal charges related to a New Jersey tax payment. The 37-year-old former wide receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants and New York Jets was charged last week with willful failure to pay a state tax and issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer. The Mercer County prosecutor's office...
Via AP on Fox
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Hakeem Nicks ready to make most of his next fresh start

The way Hakeem Nicks sees it, everything worked out perfectly for his NFL career to get off to a fast start. A first-round pick in 2009, he went to the New York Giants, who badly needed a No. 1 wide receiver to replace the recently released Plaxico Burress. Nicks thrived in then-offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride's downfield passing attack, which emphasized the role of an "X" receiver...
Via Fox Sports
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Best Free Agent Signing of All Time

   The 2005 New York Giants were riddled with question marks after consecutive losing seasons. The team had no first round pick in the upcoming draft after trading it away as part of a package for Eli Manning the previous year. With limited high value picks and the pressure to win, the front office knew that it was important to make a big splash in free agency. While the Giants...
Via Football Nation
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mail-it-in Friday: Super Bowl fallout and your wishes for 2015

Well, that was worth the wait. It's been five days since the New England Patriots topped the Seattle Seahawks in one of the most thrilling Super Bowl finishes ever and people are still buzzing. So, we're kicking off this latest edition of Mail-it-in Friday with a host of thoughts about the big game before we move on and look ahead to the 2015 NFL season. Remember, if you want your...
Via Fox Sports
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The Five Most Significant Super Bowls of All-Time

The football game fans have waited all year for is just over a week away as the defending champion Seattle Seahawks look to keep New England quarterback Tom Brady from tying a NFL record with a fourth Super Bowl victory. While some will debate the best teams of the Super Bowl era or the best games, a number of Super Sunday contests have had great historical significance. Here’s...
Via Bloguin Best
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Plaxico Burress Piles On Nick Saban, Rips His Ex-Michigan State Coach

Plaxico Burress didn’t have much invested in the Sugar Bowl, but it’s safe to say he likely didn’t mind the result. Nick Saban and the University of Alabama was bounced from the College Football Playoffs on Thursday night when they were upended by the underdog Ohio State in New Orleans. Burress used the marquee matchup — and Crimson Tide loss ...
Via NESN.com
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Plaxico Burress rips Nick Saban

Former NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress played his college ball under Nick Saban during two record-setting seasons at Michigan State in 1998 and 1999. The two did not exactly part ways on the best of terms. During Thursday night’s CFB Playoff game between Alabama and Ohio State, Burress felt it was a good time to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Martavis Bryant Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

Pittsburgh Steelers fans and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger have been calling for a tall wide receiver to be drafted ever since Plaxico Burress left town for the New York Giants during the 2005 free agency period. The picks of Fred Gibson, Dallas Baker, Justin Brown, and of course the infamous Limas Sweed have failed to pan […] Martavis Bryant Is Just What The Doctor Ordered is...
Via Steelers Depot
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Do Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and others play in 2015?

The National Football League has given plenty of people second chances. In the past, players such as Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress have been imprisoned only to return to an NFL field. In comparison, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, who struck their fiancee and child respectively, should have no problem getting a chance at redemption if history is a guide. Neither were put in prison...
Via This Given Sunday
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Do Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and others play in 2015?

The National Football League has given plenty of people second chances. In the past, players such as Michael Vick and Plaxico Burress have been imprisoned only to return to an NFL field. In comparison, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, who struck their fiancee and child respectively, should have no problem getting a chance at redemption if history is a guide. Neither were put in prison...
Via Bloguin Best
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Beckham Jr.'s 'Fingertip' catch can't top Tyree's 'Helmet' catch

While Odell Beckham Jr.'s  one-handed, super-stretch touchdown grab against the rival Cowboys on Sunday night was a remarkable feat, it started a debate Giants fans will be having over at the office cooler for days to come. Was it the greatest catch in NFL history, as it's being called, or even in the Giants own glorious past? For the argument, one only has to look back at...
Via The Other Paper
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Plaxico Burress Wishes Michigan State Could Play Notre Dame This Year, Thinks Irish Are “Ducking” Spartans

No, this doesn’t make much sense, but it’s still amusing, nonetheless. Former Michigan State wideout Plaxico Burress is clearly impressed with the way his alma mater has been playing this season. In fact, he wishes that the Spartans could play Notre Dame this year – and he accused the Irish of “ducking” them. Too bad we @MSU_Football don’t get the chance to play Notre...
Via College Spun
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football Profile: Steelers WR Martavis Bryant

By Tony DelSignore Jr. Ben Roethlisberger has been campaigning for a tall receiver for years. Over the past few seasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers brought back Plaxico Burress and signed Derek Moye but neither fit the bill as a true downfield, red-zone threat. The Steelers appear to have finally addressed that need in the offense by […] 2014 Fantasy Football Profile: Steelers WR...
Via Steelers Depot
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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