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Plaxico will speak to rookies at NFLPA Symposium

Posted on: June 28, 2011 12:14 pm
Edited on: June 28, 2011 12:56 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

The NFLPA's Rookie Symposium begins this week in Florida, and CBSSports.com has learned that Plaxico Burress will be one of the players speaking to the rookies about life in the NFL.

Obviously, Burress, who was released from prison June 6, has a unique perspective on life as an NFL player and the traps of fame that can ensnare young players in the league.

He's also an excellent example of what our own Mike Freeman referred to as a blown opportunity for rookies: By passing on the Symposium, for whatever reason, they're also passing on valuable advice that could prove life-changing down the road.

Burress went from the highest of highs -- catching a touchdown in the Super Bowl for the Giants -- to the lowest of lows -- shooting himself in the leg in a nightclub and spending more than a year in prison on a weapons charge -- pretty quickly.

So getting Burress to speak at the Symposium is a savvy move by the NFLPA and a dagger for any rookie who skips the event thinking valuable advice won't be passed out.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 5:56 am
 

Plaxico will speak to rookies at NFLPA Symposium

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Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: July 5, 2011 8:07 am
 

Plaxico will speak to rookies at NFLPA Symposium

gives element334 back his race card... 

 



Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: July 5, 2011 8:05 am
 

Plaxico will speak to rookies at NFLPA Symposium

@element334

Here, you dropped something there ya go...




Since: May 22, 2011
Posted on: June 29, 2011 11:08 am
 

Plaxico will speak to rookies at NFLPA Symposium

@ People like you shouldnt be allowed to comment on anything you have nothing but hate in your heart what does illegal immigrants have to do with this topic???? Your just a racist!!!! Dick Cheney shot someone while hunting...should we talk about immigrants because of that??? Lets talk about football and the players lets stick to the topic...If you have a problem with illegal immigrants then go on a corner with the rest of the morons with there stupid signs an protest there....Plax you did your time for doing something stupid go out there an make that money... 



Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: June 29, 2011 8:16 am
 

Plaxico will speak to rookies at NFLPA Symposium

the dumbing down of our society - rich guy shoots himself on accident, tax payers give him a room and 3 squares a day for 2 years.  if it happened in vermont, they would have laughed at him, patched him up at a local clinic and sent him home.  this is the dumbest story EVER.  in 1776 it was the land of the free and the home of the brave.  now it's the land of the rules and home of the illegal immigrants.


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Since: Jun 28, 2011
Posted on: June 28, 2011 10:41 pm
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 28, 2011 8:22 pm
 

Plaxico will speak to rookies at NFLPA Symposium

"Do not put a gun in your pants, get a holster remember safety first guys..." Tongue out


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