Did the Pats get fleeced?

The Patriots have traded Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel to the Kansas City Chiefs for a second-round draft pick. Full Story
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X-Vermonter

Canonsburg, PA

#22 Apr 3, 2009
There's a wide receiver out there with a bullet hole in his leg available. Goes by the name Plax and is now unemployed. Build him a big cabinet at Gillette stadium and I'll bet you can get him cheap... Hurry up before he tries to come back to Pittsburgh...
Yosemite Sam

Charlestown, MA

#23 Apr 3, 2009
WOOOOHOHohoho!
DirtyWater

Brisbane, Australia

#24 Apr 4, 2009
Two overblown salaries traded for a second round choice. Plenty of cheap one-down old linebackers and second string quaterbacks available.
Welfare A Homeless

Charlestown, MA

#25 Apr 4, 2009
Two overblown salaries? They is all overblown!
Pat Riots

AOL

#26 Apr 5, 2009
X-Vermonter wrote:
There's a wide receiver out there with a bullet hole in his leg available. Goes by the name Plax and is now unemployed.
Now, that will not work. He must be ATLEAST 39 or older for the Belitits retiement home.
Pat Riots

AOL

#27 Apr 5, 2009
X-Vermonter wrote:
There's a wide receiver out there with a bullet hole in his leg available. Goes by the name Plax and is now unemployed.
NO, that will not work. He must be ATLEAST 39 or older for the Belitits retiement home.
Pat Riots Spell Check

AOL

#28 Apr 5, 2009
X-Vermonter wrote:
There's a wide receiver out there with a bullet hole in his leg available. Goes by the name Plax and is now unemployed.
NO, that will not work. He must be ATLEAST 39 or older for the Belitits RETIREMENT home.
18andDONEwithout CHEATING

Evansville, IN

#29 Apr 6, 2009
X-Vermonter wrote:
There's a wide receiver out there with a bullet hole in his leg available. Goes by the name Plax and is now unemployed. Build him a big cabinet at Gillette stadium and I'll bet you can get him cheap... Hurry up before he tries to come back to Pittsburgh...
Plax would fit right in with the Patriots, considering the fact that last off season they had 5 arrest in 4 months and Randy Moss is a wife beater.
Canine Cop

Charlestown, MA

#30 Apr 6, 2009
The retiement home is where old dogs like me can hook up with young biotches again!
wahhhhhh

Bennington, VT

#32 Apr 6, 2009
18andDONEwithoutCHEATING wrote:
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Plax would fit right in with the Patriots, considering the fact that last off season they had 5 arrest in 4 months and Randy Moss is a wife beater.
What do you expect from Moss, the guy lived in Minnesota for several years... Plax didn't do anything that bad when you think about it, no record until this gun thing. He is a headache though. Certainly not a team player, he'll be a Cowboy, Raider or Bengal by summer. These NFL wide receivers are something else, they would all blow without good QB's, Moss in Oakland is a perfect example.
wahhhhhh

Bennington, VT

#33 Apr 6, 2009
Elmer Fudd wrote:
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Don't forget gunfire at the all-american's boy's wedding this weekend. It's OK, at least he brought the kid from the other baby-mama.
Similar to the Pacman Jones thing, but without the strippers, alcohol, paralysis, also I assume the shots were not fired by Brady's homies, okay so I guess it's nothing like the Pacman Jones thing.... pretty serious though, that bodyguard should be punished heavily. Interesting how Brady never gets slammed in the mainstream press for the kid outside of wedlock...
Sage Rosenfolds

Houston, TX

#34 Apr 6, 2009
wahhhhhh wrote:
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Plax didn't do anything that bad when you think about it, no record until this gun thing.
Yep, a real team player and a role model for EVERYONE:

Just before the start of the Giants mandatory May mini-camp, Burress had said that he would not participate in the camp because he was upset with his contract. He attended the camp to avoid paying a fine but refused to practice with the team. Although he was slated to receive $3.25 million for 2008, Burress felt underpaid compared to other star receivers. After indicating that he might hold out training camp as well, he joined, but practiced very little, claiming his ankle was injured.

On September 24, 2008, the team announced that Burress would be suspended for the game on October 5 for a violation of team rules. He did not show up for work on a Monday and could not be reached by phone for two days. This is not the first time that Burress has been temporarily suspended by an NFL team—in May 2004, he was suspended by the Pittsburgh Steelers for failing to show up for a Monday team practice. On October 24 he was issued three fines totaling $45,000 for the following reasons:

$20,000 for post game comments regarding officiating — specifically, inappropriate comments on officiating.

$20,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct — specifically, verbal abuse of the head linesman.

$5,000 for throwing the ball in the stands.
Domestic disturbances

In August and September of 2008, Totowa police responded to two domestic disturbance calls at the Burress household. At both times temporary restraining orders were issued that were later dismissed by state court.
Sage Rosenfolds

Houston, TX

#35 Apr 6, 2009
My hero......

Civil lawsuits
In January 2009, Burress was the defendant in a civil lawsuit brought against him by a Lebanon County, Pennsylvania car dealer, who claims that Burress was given a leased Chevrolet Avalanche in return for promises to appear at publicity events for the dealership. The dealer claims that Burress never returned the car and never attended any publicity events; the damaged car was eventually returned after being impounded by the New York Police Department. Burress acknowledged that he is responsible for some of the damage to the car, but asked a jury to determine the amount. On January 15, 2009 the jury returned a verdict awarding only $1,700 to the dealer, who had asked for damages of up to $19,000. According to the Associated Press, Burress has been sued at least nine times since he joined the NFL in 2000.
He has a civil lawsuit pending against him in Broward County, Florida, where a woman claims that his $140,000 Mercedes-Benz collided with the back of her car. The suit, filed on December 8, 2008 claims that Burress was driving without car insurance at the time, as his insurance had expired three days previously and had not been renewed.

Accidental shooting
On Friday, November 28, 2008, Burress suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the right thigh in the New York City nightclub LQ when his Glock pistol, tucked in the waistband of his sweatpants, began sliding down his leg; apparently in reaching for the gun he inadvertently depressed the trigger, causing the gun to fire. The injury was not life-threatening and he was released from an area hospital the next afternoon. The following Monday, Burress turned himself in to police to face charges of criminal possession of a handgun. According to his lawyer Benjamin Brafman, Burress will plead not guilty. It was later discovered that the NYPD found out about the incident only after seeing it on television and were not called by New York-Presbyterian Hospital as required by law. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the hospital actions an "outrage" and stated that they are a "chargeable offense". Bloomberg also urged that Burress be prosecuted to the fullest extent, saying that any punishment short of the minimum 3½ years for unlawful carrying of a handgun would be "a mockery of the law." Burress had an expired concealed carry (CCW) license from Florida, but no New York license.

On December 2, 2008, Burress posted bail of $100,000. He is scheduled to return to court on March 31, 2009, to enter a plea. Later in the day, Burress reported to Giants Stadium as per team policy for injured but active players, and was told he would be suspended without pay for the remaining four games of the 2008 regular season for conduct detrimental to the team. In addition, the Giants placed Burress on their reserve/non-football injury list,meaning he cannot return for the playoffs. Burress is also scheduled to receive $1 million from his signing bonus on December 10, 2008, but the status of that payment is unclear.The NFL Players Association filed a grievance, saying the team violated the collective bargaining agreement and challenging the suspension and fine received by Burress.

On December 23, 2008, a search of Burress' New Jersey home by the Totowa, New Jersey Police, the New York Police Department and investigators from the Manhattan District Attorney turned up a 9 mm handgun, a rifle, ammunition and the clothing believed to be worn by Burress on the night of his accidental shooting. If Burress cannot present permits for the weapons, additional charges will likely be filed against him.
Driving violations Burress was pulled over by Florida police on March 1, 2009 and ticketed for four separate moving violations: speeding, improper display of tags, improper lane change and for improper window tinting. Burress will have to appear in Broward County court to answer to the charges.
Sage Rosenfolds

Houston, TX

#36 Apr 6, 2009
A real team player.....

On September 24, 2008, the team announced that Burress would be suspended for the game on October 5 for a violation of team rules. He did not show up for work on a Monday and could not be reached by phone for two days. This is not the first time that Burress has been temporarily suspended by an NFL team—in May 2004, he was suspended by the Pittsburgh Steelers for failing to show up for a Monday team practice. On October 24 he was issued three fines totaling $45,000 for the following reasons:

$20,000 for post game comments regarding officiating — specifically, inappropriate comments on officiating.

$20,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct — specifically, verbal abuse of the head linesman.

$5,000 for throwing the ball in the stands.
18andDONEwithout CHEATING

Evansville, IN

#37 Apr 6, 2009
Elmer Fudd wrote:
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Don't forget gunfire at the all-american's boy's wedding this weekend. It's OK, at least he brought the kid from the other baby-mama.
Heard Stephen "Just Shoot Me" Jackson was the best man in that shotgun wedding.
Sage Rosenfolds

Houston, TX

#38 Apr 7, 2009
MV was there too with some dog fighting entertainment.
18andDONEwithout CHEATING

Evansville, IN

#39 Apr 7, 2009
Sage Rosenfolds wrote:
MV was there too with some dog fighting entertainment.
Dude talking about Michael Vick and what he did to his dogs is not cool.
Pat Riots

AOL

#40 Apr 7, 2009
Grrrrrrrr ruff, ruff, grrrrrrrrrr. They were not his so dont cry by playa.
Pat Riots

AOL

#41 Apr 7, 2009
Grrrrrrrr ruff, ruff, grrrrrrrrrr. They were not his so dont cry MY playa.
Sage Rosenfumbles

Houston, TX

#42 Apr 8, 2009
18andDONEwithoutCHEATING wrote:
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Dude talking about Michael Vick and what he did to his dogs is not cool.
My bad. He did terrible things to those doggies. Just like the terrible choices I make on the field.

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