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    FOX Sports on MSN - NFL - Star wideout skipped practice, ignored calls

    2 weeks, but only one game.
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    Re: OT--Plaxico Burress suspended for insubordination

    Must make the G's management happy to have the ink still drying on that big $, long term contract, eh?
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    Re: OT--Plaxico Burress suspended for insubordination

    Why does he care? He's got his ring and he got paid.
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    Re: OT--Plaxico Burress suspended for insubordination

    people keep mentioning as taking plays off and slacking off but plax gets much less of the -ve publicity.
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    Re: OT--Plaxico Burress suspended for insubordination

    the guy is a jerk anyways
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    Re: OT--Plaxico Burress suspended for insubordination

    Funny how that happens, and the one game is against a Seattle team that's trying to find an identity.

    They can't win without Plax. Both sides know it and is part of the reason he acts the way he does and gets away with a lesser punishment.
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    Re: OT--Plaxico Burress suspended for insubordination

    I believe rules are that if you give a player a 2 week suspension, it has to be just THAT-2 weeks. IOW-it doesn't matter if a bye is coming up or not. You can't factor in the bye week either way.

    Not defending the Giants-but just saying...
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    Re: OT--Plaxico Burress suspended for insubordination

    That guy is so ugly.
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    It Moss did the same, it'd be on Nightline right now and the Today Show's lead story in the morning.
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    sounds like he's got some domestic violence issues going on too.
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    Randy may or may not have taken a play off and it is everywhere. Plax doesn't show up and it is not a big deal. Marvin Harrison shoots someone and nobody bats an eye.
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    A couple thoughts:

    1) A few pundits have been saying that Coughlin is punishing the rest of the team as much as Burress by taking him out of the one game. Come on, they play the Seahawks that week! If they can't beat the Seahawks just because they don't have Burress they have serious problems.

    2) I don't blame Coughlin one bit - a guy can't make a phone call to let his boss know he won't make it in? And then that idiot Drew "Next Question" Rosenhaus was on TV within hours crying about it. Boo hoo.
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    I wish there were an island of misfits that we can ship characters like Rosenhaus and Burress off to so we wouldn't be subjected to hearing about them.
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    Oh man, I'm already getting my ass kicked in my fantasy league and he is one of my top receivers. What the hell is wrong with this guy anyways ?? :mad:
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    Re: OT--Plaxico Burress suspended for insubordination

    The Giants get the benefit of only losing Burress for one game, while the two-game suspension equated to losing four games worth of paychecks.

    The National Football Post | Plaxico: Discipline For A Star Player
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    Re: OT--Plaxico Burress suspended for insubordination

    Why would he lose 4 weeks worth of paychecks for a 2 week suspension?
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    I heard the same thing; this story is really growing legs not only with regard to that issue, but also his team isn't buying his protests to the suspension. Plax claims it was a family emergency but the team's wondering why no phone call at least. The team's sounding pretty down on him which could get interesting down the road.
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    On another note-Giants One And Done. :)
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    Re: OT--Plaxico Burress suspended for insubordination

    It's two weeks; the article I referenced incorrectly stated 4/17 of his salary when it is actually 2/17 of his annual salary.

    Regardless of the severity of the emergency (assuming that's real), it's not too much to ask for a call at some point over the course of two days. Burress and Rosenhaus are looking foolish appealing this suspension.
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