Plaxico Burress Rips Former Teammate Mark Sanchez And Gets Dragged Mercilessly For Shooting Himself

by 2 years ago

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“People who shoot themselves in the leg shouldn’t throw stones or live in glass houses.” I think that’s how the quote goes but I don’t pretend to be an enlightened man.

You know who else shouldn’t pretend to be an authority on good decisions? Plaxico Burress.

Plaxico went from being selected eighth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft to hauling in the game-winning catch of Super Bowl XLII to beat the undefeated Patriots to accidentally shooting himself in the thigh at a nightclub and missing the rest of the 2008 season.

In 2011, Plaxico signed with the New York Jets after a 20-month prison stint for gun possession. At that time, Mark Sanchez was under center for the Jets and the pair hooked up for 45 receptions and eight touchdowns, en route to Plaxico being named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year. You’d think Plaxico would have a soft spot for Sanchez for helping him salvage some redemption after Cheddar Bobbing himself, but if this recent tweet is any indication, the two aren’t exactly sending each other Christmas cards.


Redskins fans, well actually just NFL fans in general, flooded Plaxico’s mentions.

Too punny.



Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.

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