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NFL Fines Plaxico Burress $45K for, Well, a Lot of Stuff
by November 30, 1999 @ 12:00 am (Category : Uncategorized )

Oct 24th 2008 6:00PM by Ryan Wilson (author feed)
Filed under: Giants, NFC East, NFL Fans, NFL Coaching, NFL RefereesGood news: it looks like Plaxico Burress will play this weekend against the Steelers. Bad news: he has apparently learned nothing from his team-mandated two-week suspension.

Last Sunday against the the 49ers (Burress’s second since getting in trouble with the bosses), the mercurial Giants wideout spent more time flapping his gums — at officials, his head coach, anybody in earshot — than actually making plays. He ended the day with three catches for 24 yards (including a touchdown grab), but now owes the league $45,000 for all his histrionics.

The ‘ Ralph Vacchiano provides the details: The Giants’ No. 1 receiver, who is collecting fines lately at a seemingly record pace, was hit by the league for three different incidents in the Giants’ win over San Francisco last Sunday. He was fined $20,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct, which also drew a 15-yard penalty from the officials after he questioned them for calling him for offensive pass interference. Then he was fined $20,000 more for his postgame comments about the officiating. Continue Reading

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