Friday Oct. 24, 2008
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress was fined $45,000 by the NFL for verbally abusing an official and tossing a ball into the stands during last weekend's game against San Francisco.
Burress was fined $20,000 for comments to head linesman Phil McKinnely after the official called him for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the second quarter, and $20,000 for the penalty itself.
McKinnely had called Burress for offensive pass interference against cornerback Nate Clements on the previous play. After the next play, Burress drew the unsportsmanlike penalty for some choice remarks to the officials.
Burress was assessed another $5,000 fine for throwing a ball
into the stands after catching a touchdown in the third quarter.
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