October 22nd, 2012 by faye
Football wide receiver Plaxico Burress needs a new National Football League team as soon as possible — because the car crash victim he was ordered to pay $159,000 is now asking a judge to sell of the football star’s house in order for him to settle his debt.
Previous reports have stated that 35-year-old Plaxico Burress lost a car crash lawsuit back in 2008 to a woman named Alise Smith. He was subsequently ordered to fork over a whopping $125,000. Then, in August of this year, Burress was ordered again to pay an additional $34,000 to cover the legal fees of Alise Smith.
However, according to the legal papers, Alise Smith claims that Plaxico Burress has not forked over even a single dime, so she recently filed a complaint asking a judge to appoint a special commission to sell the Virginia Beach mansion of the former New York Jets member to pay off his debt in the car crash.
The 3,540 square-foot mansion was purchased by Plaxico Burress back in 2000 for $290,000, and was recently appraised for $450,000.
Burress was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers eighth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan State. He also played for the New York Giants, making the game winning catch in the 2008 Super Bowl victory, and the New York Jets.
March 20th, 2012 by faye
Free agent and NFL star Plaxico Burress is appealing to the court after a judge ruled him to pay a total of $125,000 stemming from a car accident he was involved in.
The current New York Jets wide receiver was sued by a woman after Burress rear-ended her car. The judge awarded $125,000 plus interest to Alise Smith, the woman whose car was hit by Plaxico Burress, during a car accident in May 2008 in Tamarac, Florida.
The 34-year-old football player has now filed for an appeal challenging the judgment on the car accident. Alise Smith’s lawyer, Anthony Quackenbush, feels it won’t do any good. Quackenbash told TMZ, “The jury’s verdict was thus a just one and went a long way towards compensating Mrs. Smith for her injuries. I am confident the Appellate Court won’t overturn that decision.”
Plaxico Burress was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers eighth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. He has also played for the New York Giants, when they won Super Bowl XLII then signed by the New York Jets for one year in 2011.