Several key players from the New York Giants 2007 Super Bowl winning team have recently found themselves in the news for unfortunate reasons.
Former Giants' star receiver Plaxico Burress went from catching the game winning touchdown pass in Super Bowl 42 six years ago to now being forced to auction off his Virginia Beach house. A circuit court has demanded the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver auction his house to satisfy liens against the property stemming from a judgment after a 2008 car accident in Florida. On Monday Judge H. Thomas Padrick Jr. ordered the property is to be sold no longer than a week after the fifth advertisement of the auction in the local newspaper. This is according to documents emailed to USA Today by the lawyer for the suit's plaintiff.
In Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback, he quoted Pat Kirwan who had a thought on former Giants' bruiser Brandon Jacobs.
"At best he'll be a post-draft signing, but if I were to guess, I think his career is over," he said.
Hopefully Kirwan's speculation will prove wrong. If you're a fan of the Giants, than it's almost mandatory that you're a Brandon Jacobs fan as well. No player in the last decade bled blue and loved being a Giant more than B-Jac. After watching the love for the game he exerted every Sunday, its hard to imagine the 30 year old Jacobs out of the league this early.
Also, as Giants 101 previously mentioned, it appears Osi Umenyiora did accept a lesser offer to play for the Atlanta Falcons rather than remain a back-up on the Giants. It has come out that he turned down a three year deal worth $18 million offer from the Giants. He chose instead to sign with the Falcons for two years at $8.5 million dollars.
Meanwhile, for Domenik Hixon, who previously turned down an offer from the Detroit Lions, no deal has been reached with the Carolina Panthers. He left his meeting with them on Tuesday without a contract.
Finally, and if there is a bright side to all of this, wide receiver Steve Smith has kept his NFL career alive by signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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