Monday Dec. 22, 2008
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Add this to the growing list of Plaxico Burress' problems: getting in a car crash and not having insurance on his nearly $140,000 Mercedes-Benz.
The New York Giants wide receiver was sued last week in Florida's Broward County Circuit Court for rear-ending a woman in May.
Compounding the Super Bowl star's defense, according to a document provided by the woman's attorney, is the fact his car insurance lapsed three days before the crash. A letter from Allstate says Burress neglected to pay his premiums.
Burress' attorney, Adam Swickle, declined comment. Burress is still serving a team suspension for shooting himself Nov. 29 in a nightclub with an illegally carried handgun.
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