Will Plaxico Burress Play Football in 2009?

Michael McCann of SI.com and Sports Law Blog has an interesting piece on Plaxico Burress, and whether Commissioner Roger Goodell will allow Burress to play football this season – should a team be interested in signing him.  McCann also mentions that the UFL may be a destination for Burress.  Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Plaxico Burress’ representatives believe that Monday’s adjournment of their client’s trial until Sept. 23 clears the way for the 31-year-old free agent to sign with an NFL team. They are particularly optimistic that teams will be interested because the trial may be adjourned again until after the 2009 season.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may have other ideas. Under the league’s personnel conduct policy, Goodell can sanction any player whose conduct is “detrimental” to the league, with “detrimental” determined by the commissioner.

nyg_plaxico_burress_011In addition, McCann discusses the political factors that might play into Goodell’s decision, as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has publically declared that Burress should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  Click here to read McCann’s article in its entirety.


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