Tuesday, June 30, 2009
From Yahoo Sports:
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is leaning toward indefinitely suspending former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress and continuing to sideline quarterback Michael Vick, three sources with knowledge of the situations have indicated. Such moves would be the latest examples of Goodell’s tough stance on players embroiled in off-field issues as evidenced with the suspension of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth earlier this month.
Stallworth has been ruled out indefinitely by the league after pleading guilty to DUI manslaughter in the death of a Miami man in March. Stallworth was sentenced to 30 days in jail, two years of house arrest and reached a financial settlement with the family of the late Mario Reyes.
According to a source with the Giants, the league and another that’s close to Vick, Goodell figures to take a similar stance with the quarterback and Burress.
So it's looking more and more like Plaxico Burress will not be a Jet, or any other team member, on opening day. It wasn't the best idea in the first place.
If this goes through, I'll give props to Roger Goodell for putting the road block up. Burress wisely sidestepped the legal process so that he was able to play at least 1 more year in his prime. But Goodell has to do everything to uphold a bit of the NFL's integrity.
Focus your attention on Brandon Marshall or a year with a mediocre passing game.
But the fact remains, forget about Plax, Jets fans!