About Plaxico Burress
According to our sources, Plaxico Burress net worth currently stands at $6 million dollars. If you like American football you probably know him as a Super Bowl Champion, NFC Champion, SN Comeback Player of the Year, 2× All-Big Ten, Capital One Bowl MVP, Citrus Bowl MVP and a member of The Bugle Sports Hall of Fame. However, Plaxico‘s name might sound familiar even if you know absolutely nothing about American football. This is because over the years his name has been in the news not only due to his professional achievements, but also because of his troubles with law. In the rest of this article we are going to discuss both the career which led Plaxico Burress net worth to reach $6 million and one of his major personal dramas (hint: the athlete is familiar with the life in prison)
Plaxico has established himself as a talented quarterback while still playing for the University of Michigan. His fortune started to grow with a significant speed in 2000, as he was drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers. He stayed with this team for 4 seasons and then transferred to New York Giants. Plaxico Burress net worth growth was paused in 2008, as he was forced to make an involuntary break in his professional career. It was all due to the weird accident on November 28, 2008. That night the athlete was visiting a nightclub LQ on Lexington Avenue with an illegal gun in his pocket. When Plaxico reached for it, he inadvertently pressed the trigger and shot himself into a leg. Right after this incident the star was rushed to the hospital, where he stayed until the next day. Although the personnel at the facility had a legal duty to inform the police, the officers have found out about the accident while watching the news. Not surprisingly, the whole story turned into the scandal and even the Major of New York City himself, Michael Bloomberg, felt obliged to comment on it. What he said was that any punishment short of the minimum 3,5 years at prison for unlawful carrying of a handgun would be “a mockery of the law.”
Although eventually the millionaire accepted a plea deal that would put him in prison, it seems like in this situation he felt more like a victim, than a bad guy. For example, he has expressed a disappointment in his coach, because instead of being concerned about one of his players he said he was „sad and disappointed“. “I’m like, forget support — how about some concern? I did just have a bullet in my leg. And then I sat in his office, and he pushed back his chair and goes, ‘I’m glad you didn’t kill anybody!’- said the athlete. Plaxico Burress net worth growth resumed in 2011, as he left the prison and joined New York Jets.