Plaxico Burress?

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Would you want Plaxico in a Texans uniform?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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    46.7%
  1. Ryan

    Ryan THIS YEAR

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    Been following Derrick Ward on Twitter, and he says he's going to try to get him to sign with us. Would you accept him here? Think it would be a good fit? I think he would add a whole new dynamic to the offense and make the deadliest 1-2 punch in the NFL for sure. Although we know how Bob is with signing anyone with a record.

    DerrickWard32
    "Just talked to my big bro Plaxico. Training together friday! Can't wait to get on the field with him again!"


    DerrickWard32
    "So ill be in my big bro Plax's ear all week and weekend to get him to come ball with me in Houston. What do my Texans fans think? Goodfit?"
     
  2. gary

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    I don't think he fits here Texas is a very pro gun rights state.
     
  3. 2slik4u

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    Typically Im all about getting "good guys" and turning away from "bad guys" but Im sick of it. If the player is good (which Plaxico has been prior to incarceration) then I say we take a chance on him.

    The prison stint isnt going to make him dirt cheap but it will cut his asking price down dramatically from where it was prior to the clink.

    The nice guy act has gotten us nowhere so I say take a chance and get his ass over here stat-like.
     
  4. ATXtexanfan

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    i say do it, whats there to lose, surely schaub can throw a jump ball right
     
  5. gary

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    As long as he does not bring his gun along because he does not need one.
     
  6. BIG TORO

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    Would be a nice addition to our team!
     
  7. HTown2ATX

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    Honestly I'm hung up on it, but I say yes only because while I like the WR corps we have now, we are only 1 injury away from having garbage at WR.

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    Incentive laden deal, hardly any guaranteed money, depth...why not.
     
  8. houstonspartan

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    I am a Spartan. I am biased. YES.
     


  9. powda

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    No way. Overpriced prima donna. The little he might bring to our offense would not be worth the increased street crime...
     
  10. gary

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    He just shot himself with an unregistered hand gun. But, what else did he really do?
     
  11. drs23

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    No. He's 138 yrs old, has sub-par work habits a.k.a. Lazy and was visibley on the decline 3 years ago.

    Other side of the coin. He could be cheap camp fodder. If he were to work out, he'd be cheap. If he doesn't, cut him. Bob's not goin' for it.
     
  12. b0ng

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    I said no just because I think the likelyhood of Plax signing here is is very very small. I wouldn't mind having him here because he was very talented before he got incarcerated but I just really don't see it happening this offseason.
     
  13. powda

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    From his Wiki page:

    Legal troublesDomestic disturbancesIn August and September 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.[15]

    Civil lawsuitsIn January 2009, Burress was the defendant in a civil lawsuit brought against him by a Lebanon County, Pennsylvania car dealer, who claimed that Burress was given a leased Chevrolet Avalanche in return for promises to appear at publicity events for the dealership. The dealer claimed 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 was responsible for some of the damage to the car, but asked a jury to determine the amount.[16] 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.[17] According to the Associated Press, Burress has been sued at least nine times since he joined the NFL in 2000.[18]

    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 liable for causing permanent injuries to the woman. It is noted that because Burress failed to pay his car insurance premium his policy was cancelled 3 days before the accident.[19]

    Accidental shootingOn 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,[20] began sliding down his leg; apparently in reaching for the gun he inadvertently depressed the trigger, causing the gun to fire.[21] The injury was not life-threatening and he was released from an area hospital the next afternoon.[22] The following Monday, Burress turned himself in to police to face charges of criminal possession of a handgun.[23] 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."[24][25] 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.[26] 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[27] 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,[28] meaning he was ineligible to return for the playoffs. Burress was also scheduled to receive $1 million from his signing bonus on December 10, 2008, initially withheld by the team.[29] The NFL Players Association filed a grievance, saying the team violated the collective bargaining agreement and challenging the suspension and fine received by Burress.[30] A Special Master in arbitration subsequently ruled that the Giants must deliver the entire $1 million to Burress, as per the collective bargaining agreement. "To think that a player could carry a loaded gun into a nightclub, shoot himself and miss the rest of the season but get to keep his entire signing bonus illustrates one of the serious flaws in the current system," said Giants co-owner John Mara in a statement afterward.[31]

    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.[32] On June 12, 2009 Burress' attorney, Benjamin Brafman announced that he had been unable to reach a sentencing agreement.[33]

    Burress asked a Manhattan grand jury for sympathy during two hours of testimony on July 29, 2009.[34] On Monday, August 3, 2009, prosecutors announced that Burress had been indicted[35] by the grand jury on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, and a single count of reckless endangerment in the second degree, both felonies.[36][37]

    On August 20, 2009, Burress accepted a plea deal that would put him in prison for two years with an additional two years of supervised release.[35] His sentencing was held on September 22, 2009. Burress hired a prison consultant to advise him on what to expect while in prison.[38] In January 2010, Burress applied for and was denied a work release from prison.[39] On June 6, 2011, Burress was released from prison.[40][41]

    Driving violationsBurress was pulled over by Florida police on March 11, 2009 and ticketed for four separate moving violations: speeding, improper display of tags, improper lane change and for improper window tinting.[42] The charges were subsequently dismissed by a Fort Lauderdale magistrate "because the officer ... didn't supply information on how to pay the tickets."
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    He's reportedly always been a turd...even in his college days...and a guy you can expect to make it rain at the local strip joints...I can't imagine him and owner Bob McNair in the same room.
     
  14. gary

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    I did not know about the lawsuits. Wow.
     
  15. gtexan02

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    What of any of that has do with "street crime" or references "strip clubs" or "making it rain"


    Over generalization much? :vincepalm:
     
  16. nero THE zero

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    Non-starter. Bob would never even think about it.
     
  17. Thorn

    Thorn Dirty Old Man

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    Oh, I don't know. The Texans shoot themselves all the time, Plaxico could fit right in with this group.
     
  18. El Tejano

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    Our 3rd down effeciency would be way better, our Redzone TDs would be better too, and talk about a run blocking WR to go along with the two good run blocking WR we already have on the team.
     
  19. powda

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    So even with your head in the dirt your still able to find a keyboard? Thats talent.
     
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