Well, another NFL player’s home is set to be sold. A judge has ordered that Plaxico Buress‘ Virginia home be auctioned to satisfy a lien against the property stemming from a traffic accident in 2008. Burress owes $159,000 to a woman who claims Burress caused her to suffer neck and back injuries when he rear-ended her about five years ago. Burress was still with the New York Giants when six months later he accidentally shot himself in the leg in a Manhattan night club.
According to USA Today, court documents received by the plaintiff’s attorney, James Dunn, Judge H. Thomas Padrick Jr. ordered the property to be sold at auction no more than one week following the fifth advertisement of the sale in the local newspaper. Burress has not filed any responses to the proceedings and his driving license was suspended March 25.
The good news is that Burress signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in November and will earn a non-guaranteed base salary of $940,000 this season if he makes the final cut.
It seems that Burress’ mistake on that fateful night is still haunting him. I can only hope he makes the final roster with the Steelers and get back to football.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,