Plaxico Burress Net Worth
Plaxico Antonio Burress is a former American professional football player who has a net worth who has a net worth of $22 million dollars. He plays a wide receiver and is currently a free agent. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1977 and played at Michigan State University in Big Ten where he was a two-time member of the All-Big Ten team. He has graduated from Green Run High School in Virginia Beach in 1996 and spent a post-graduate year at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia. He has been successful to acquire a net worth of $6 million through his profession as an American football player.
During Burress College career, he set a Big ten Conference single-season record by catching 65 passes in his first season at Michigan State and also excelled on the special teams covering units, using his leaping ability as a kick blocker. He was ranked third in his career touchdown catches, third in receptions and fourth in receiving yards during his two seasons at Michigan State University. Burress started his professional career being drafted eighth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. For consecutive five years, he played with the Pittsburgh Steelers, amassing 261 receptions and 22 touchdowns. He played for the Steelers until 2004, catching more than 250 passes for 4, 164 yards and 22 touchdowns. During his rookie season, he was featured on an episode of MTV’s “True Life”. In 2005, he signed a new contract with the New York Giants. He was signed a $25 million contract with the club for six years. Hence, this contract became one of the contributing factor for his net worth. His most memorable moment with the Giants was his acrobatic game winning touchdown catch in Super Bowl XLII. The Giants defeated the then-undefeated New England Patriots. After the contract dispute, he signed an extension with the Giants before he was released in early 2009 after he accidently shot himself in a New York City night club. The incident happened when he inadvertently pressed the trigger and he turned himself in to police, as he had no New York License and posted bail of $100 thousand. The court case for the incidence took longer than the expected.
The Giants cut him because of the ongoing legal drama, in the summer of 2009. He accepted a plea deal that sent him to prison for two years. He has also faced other legal battles including allegations of moving violations, a car accident and charges that he violated a contract with a car dealership. After he moved out from the prison, he earned a one-year deal with the New York Jets. Apart from his professional career and various ups and downs in life, he had co-wrote the book titled “Giant: The Road to the Super Bowl” which was published in 2008. Similarly, in 2014, he joined SportsNet, New York’s SportsNite, making his debut as NFL Analyst. Burress is married to Tiffany Glenn in 2005 and has two children together, son Elijah and daughter Giovanna.
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Full Name: Plaxico Antonio Burress
Date of Birth: 12th August, 1977
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Plaxico Burress Net Worth: $22 Million