Plaxico Burress will be returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers next season after appearing in four games with them last year, but he may have to hitch a ride or take a bicycle to training camp. According to TMZ, the 35-year-old receiver recently had his driver’s license suspended.
The suspension reportedly stems from an incident where Burress refused to pay a six-figure judgment to a car crash victim. Last year, Plax was ordered to pay $125,000 to a woman named Alise Smith who claimed he caused a car accident that injured her back in 2008. Smith said that Burress rear-ended her Mercedes-Benz and sued him for medical bills, lost wages and damages. The jury ruled in her favor in January, but Burress hasn’t budged.
Smith’s lawyer James Dunn reportedly sent a letter to the Florida DMV requesting that his license be suspended since he has not paid the settlement. The DMV fulfilled the request, meaning Burress either has to pay the money or challenge the DMV’s decision.
Burress has always been a target of criticism, mostly because he shot himself in the leg with a gun and got into legal trouble for it. He’s been mocked for that incident on several occasions (see: Stevie Johnson’s endzone celebration), so you can only imagine what the tabloids and his opponents might say about this one. I guess that’s just Plax being Plax.Google+