Wednesday Sept. 24, 2008
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- New York Giants leading receiver
Plaxico Burress plans to fight his one-game suspension for missing a workout earlier in the week.
Because the unbeaten Giants have a bye this weekend, Burress
will miss the October 5th game against Seattle if the suspension is
The Giants refused to say why Burress was suspended, but agent
Drew Rosenhaus claims the nine-year veteran did not attend Monday's workout because of a family emergency that has now been resolved.
The suspension took effect immediately, meaning Burress will not
be allowed to return to team activities until the day after the
Seahawks game. He will miss two paychecks, totaling $235,294.12 of
his 2-million-dollar annual base salary.
Rosenhaus says Burress spoke with Giants special assistant
Charles Way on Monday evening, but he added there was
"miscommunication" between the player and the team. When asked specifically why Burress did not telephone the team earlier Monday to discuss the absence, Rosenhaus avoided answering the question.
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