How Much is Plaxico Burress Worth?
American football is a complicated team game, where each player has its own task. Wide receiver (WR) is one of the most important positions in this kind of sports as he must catch the pass and then run downfield, avoiding attacks of rival team players. Not each player can become WR, and only the best of them can become really successful WR.
That’s why you shouldn’t be surprised by the fact that talented receivers are really high-paid athletes. Plaxico Burress, the New York Giants wide receiver, saved $6 million net worth during 13 years of his career.
He started to play in 2000, having been drafted by Pittsburgh Steelers. Plaxico put lots of efforts to make the play of his team better. He was Pittsburgh Steelers member during 5 years. Burress play was so talented, that it caught attention of MTV producers and they made him the hero of their show “True Life”.
The next stage in Plaxico Burress career was in 2005. That deal brought the famous American football player additional $25 million. But several years later Plaxico transferred to another team, as he was not satisfied with his payments. His deal with New York Jets brought the athlete extra $3 million for one season only.
At the end of his career Plaxico Burress returned to Steelers. In 2013 he decided to retire.
For many fans of the talented player, who led Giants to Super Bowl victory in 2007, the amount of his net worth seems too small. That’s because the player was involved into court processes 9 times during his NFL career. And each time he lost money. For example, he lost $15, 000 for slapping the referee on his face and $20, 000 for verbal abuse. In addition the stellar player spent 20 months in jail for participating in shooting accident in the night club.
Probably, Plaxico Burress net worth could be bigger in case he was not so hot-tempered.
Currently Burress earns his living as a coach of talented young American football players, who are prepared for the play at Arizona Cardinals.
How did Plaxico start his way on top?