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Burress: 'Give me a playbook and I'll learn it'

Posted on: June 10, 2011 12:36 pm
Edited on: June 10, 2011 1:28 pm
 
BurressPosted by Josh Katzowitz

In his first interview since his release from prison earlier this week, WR Plaxico Burress pleaded for potential employers not to judge him by his past and to just give him a chance to make a good impression.

"I know what I'm capable of. All I need to say to teams is 'don't judge my future by my past,'" he told the Wall Street Journal. "Just let me come out and play football … Just give me a playbook and I’ll learn it.”

Burress, because of the lockout, can’t be in contact with any teams, though Eagles QB Michael Vick said this week that Philadelphia could use a receiver like him. As Ryan Wilson pointed out recently, many other teams also could have an interest in seeing what Burress has left in his soon-to-be-34-year-old body.

Burress, during the interview, made some interesting observations, namely what it was like to watch NFL games with fellow inmates and what having former Giants teammates visit him meant to him.

"There is nothing pleasant about prison," he said. "There's so much I can tell you and (at the same time) no one thing I can put my finger on. There's an emotional toll and there were definitely some guys I was around who'd done things that made me say, ‘Really, seriously, I am here?’”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:30 am
 

Burress: 'Give me a playbook and I'll learn it'

Appreciate it everytime thus collectively instance understanding.Particularly thank you! Implausible.


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Since: Aug 9, 2008
Posted on: June 11, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Burress: 'Give me a playbook and I'll learn it'

"There is no worse injury then tearing your butt hole."- Burress



Since: May 30, 2011
Posted on: June 11, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Burress: 'Give me a playbook and I'll learn it'

MAD SPIKKER...you shouldn't have gone to jail for what you did...you are gonna play again, but you might not like the fact that teams are not gonna want to spend alot to have you...baggage....too bad you were'nt smart enough to stay in Pittsburgh



Since: Apr 28, 2010
Posted on: June 11, 2011 11:20 am
 

Burress: 'Give me a playbook and I'll learn it'

I think your problem is you keep comparing people to Mike Vick... judging by your name on CBS you hate Vick because you're an animal lover...  I own a dog too.. he's about 6 feet away from me right now but I can't compare everything to Vick's situation...

I agree with you on your Plax point of view.  The Vick thing is not so much me comparing him to other athletes in trouble, it's more people defend athletes in trouble compared to other athletes.  I undoubtedly am anti-Vick.  He's probably the only athlete I put in that category.  And it's not so much that I am an animal lover, I just have a thing against the torture part, which I know most people do.  I wouldn't say all the dogs in the country are worth one human life but I do see a big difference in Stallworth's case compared to Vick's.  All that said, I wish no harm on Vick, I just don't root for his success on the football field.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2011 1:47 am
 

Burress: 'Give me a playbook and I'll learn it'

As for Stallworth, just as shocked as you are that people defend Vick I'm blown away at the support fans are giving Stallworth.  I don't care if the guy was jay-walking and I don't care if Stallworth took a nap before he drove.  He was drinking and driving when he hit and killed somebody.  If you look at a BAC chart and what his reading was you'll see that at the time the reading was taken Stallworth had the equivalent reading of a guy that drinks something like a 12 pack of beer at 5 percent alcohol in a short period of time..... the NFL has a program in place that allows NFL players to make a phone call and if they've had too much drink be picked up and driven wherever they need to go... Stallworth decided not to do that...he made the decision to drive.  And I don't believe he didn't know he was over the limit.. I drink once in a while and have my entire adult life... I take cabs whenever I do.. I've woken up 4 or 5 hours later and still felt that buzz.. anybody that drinks knows what i'm talking about.... Stallworth got off lucky.  Three weeks in jail and a settlement out of court with the money he used being from a roster bonus he didn't have to pay his team back that he just collected before the accident.... hopefully lesson learned for Stallworth.  I can see people not hating him but how did Stallworth get screwed?  He barely did any jail time.. nothing happened to him really....  he got suspended for a year according to the CBA his union agreed to and didn't fight his suspension at all.... if they don't like that clause in the CBA then demand changes in the new one... but once again, he didn't get screwed.   I think your problem is you keep comparing people to Mike Vick... judging by your name on CBS you hate Vick because you're an animal lover...  I own a dog too.. he's about 6 feet away from me right now but I can't compare everything to Vick's situation...



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: June 11, 2011 1:37 am
 

Burress: 'Give me a playbook and I'll learn it'

Oh, I know you were just making a point.  Plax definitely got screwed.  I just keep hearing from the people who back Vick that Stallworth killed a man and Vick only some dogs.  I don't think 80% of people truly understand Stallworth's situation.  But I think most understand Plax got shafted over some B.S.

If you have a problem with the new gun laws in New York city then fine, I understand that.  But don't say Plax got shafted because he didn't get shafted at all.  The laws in New York are clear and had they not agreed to a plea bargain Plax would have faced a minimum of 3.5 years in prison.  It's the way it goes in New York... it has nothing to do with Plax unless somebody says he got a break because of who he is,,, and maybe they're right... maybe he did.

I'm not going to look up the exact terminology right now but the laws in New York are clear.  You can't carry a loaded gun unless it's legally licensed and you are in your own business or your own home.  If you get caught doing so the laws in New York might be the toughest in the U.S....  but once again that has nothing to do with Plax or me or you or anybody on these boards.... if you break that law in New York you can expect to do some serious time.  To make matters worse he was careless with the gun and it went off... he could have shot somebody else.. an innocent person could have gotten hurt.  Don't say that didn't happen because that doesn't matter... laws are in place for many reasons and protecting innocent people is one reason a law like this exists.

As for Vick, that's a completely different case and has nothing to do with Plax's case at all.  Vick did a lot of stupid, terrible things. He tortured and killed pit bulls and financed a gambling ring.  He served 2 years in a federal penitentiary for what he did.  I can prove to you there are some states in the U.S where child molesters that have ruined children's lives forever and did sick and disgusting things to them spent less then 2 years in jail and sometimes didn't get sent to jail at all... I can provide you with links of drug dealers in some states selling enormous amounts of drugs that get out of jail after 2 or 3 years, some of which are selling drugs to young kids on school property.

So although I don't condone what Vick did until the laws in the U.S change for the better in much more serious cases I'll never agree that Vick didn't spend enough time in jail.  I think when people "back" Vick it gives you the impression people agree with what he did... all 90 percent of people that back Vick are saying is he served his time and deserves another chance in life.. just as Plax deserves another chance.     



Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: June 10, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Burress: 'Give me a playbook and I'll learn it'

Vick'sA_Coward, thanks for putting out some good info on the Stallworth incident. I have to admit I wasn't clear as to what the details were on his incident and now that you've given more details I have to agree that his sentence was in line given the details/facts. It seems like over the last few years these writers have been posting stories that seem better off on TMZ than Sportsline. No real facts just personal opinions and rumors. As far as Plax goes, he was stupid but he paid a heavy price for his stupidity because of his celebrity. He got caught up in NY politics, Bloomberg and the DA's office weren't and still aren't (ticket fixing scandal) looking too good in the public eye and in the press so they had to do spmething big to try and seem like they were doing their job. It just so happens that Plax paid the cost to make them look good.


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