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    Plaxico Burress – Where Will He End Up?

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    Plaxico Burress got some good news on Monday after a judge postponed his trial on gun possession charges until the end of September.  Burress’ attorney Benjamin Brafman made even a bolder statement stating that it would be “inconceivable” for Burress to go to trial before the beginning of 2010.  That means Burress will be available to play in the NFL during the 2009-2010 season, assuming Commissioner Roger Gooddell doesn’t take any NFL action against Burress prior to the start of the 2009-2010 NFL season.

    Brafman also indicated that he didn’t think that the case would be resolved through a plea deal with prosecutors, so the case would likely go to a grand jury and then Burress would plead not guilty to the charges at trial.  If convicted of the criminal possession of a weapon charge (Burress shot himself in the leg in a Manhattan night club on November 29, 2009), he could face up to 3 1/2 years in jail.  But most first-time offenders for this charge in New York City do not serve jail time.

    Burress’ agent Drew Rosenhaus does not believe Commissioner Goodell would take action under the NFL’s personal conduct policy against Burress until the legal system has adjudicated the case against Burress.  Rosenhaus has indicated that several teams are interested in Burress and sources around the league have reported that the New York Jets, Chicago Bears and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are potential suitors for Burress’ services.  Burress has played 9 seasons in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants.  He has 7,845 receiving yards, 505 receptions and 55 career touchdown receptions.

    We’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear anything on the Burress-NFL front.

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