Judge Orders Auction Of Steelers WR Plaxico Burress Virginia Beach Home

Last week, we passed along the news about Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress having his drivers license suspended, and today we get news that he will have his home in Virginia Beach, Virginia home auctioned off as well.

Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports on Monday that Judge H. Thomas Padrick Jr. has ordered the auction of Burress\’ home to satisfy liens against the property due to a judgment resulting from the 2008 traffic accident in Florida that we mentioned last week.

Burress reportedly owes $159,000 to a Florida woman who claims the veteran wide receiver rear-ended her nearly five years ago when he was with the New York Giants. He has yet to settle that judgment, and it resulted first in his license being suspended.

Burress re-signed with the Steelers earlier this offseason after catching just three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown in limited playing time late last season. The Steelers former first-round draft pick signed back with the team that originally drafted him last season after both Antonio Brown and Jerricho Cotchery went down with injuries.

Burress needs to really get busy selling more of those fancy socks in order to save his home.

  • steeltown

    With his low qualifying contract he better watch himself and he better grasp the system quickly in camp.. or he’s gone

    The Steelers WILL draft a WR in the early portion of the draft, but they also might draft one in the later Rds too.. add A.Brown, Sanders, Cotchery and the fact that Gilreath can work special teams as a return man.. and that makes Burress the odd man out

  • dennisdoubleday

    He was making some bad decisions back in 2008. Why was a guy who made millions driving without insurance?

  • Dan

    I’ve not led a life free of dumb decisions, but this is exceptionally dumb. I understand this may well be some decision based on principle, and I’m sure there are plenty of people to take advantage of being in a minor fender-bender with a millionaire, but good golly just pay the broad off and be done with it.

  • LouPGH

    What do you think about a late round, big-bodied WR like Rodney Smith, WR (Florida St.), Marcus Davis, WR (Virginia Tech), or Mark Harrison, WR (Rutgers)?

  • StarSpangledSteeler

    My 2 cents. Love Rodney Smith. Just okay on Harrison and Davis.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    $159K penalty for rear-ending a woman, man thats getting away cheap.

    Kobe Bryant

  • SteelSpine

    Right you are.

  • steeltown

    I like Smith, good route runner for his size and also a good run blocker, where as Davis is a good receiver but doesnt excel at blocking in the run game, I guess that can be taught though. Harrison is an enigma, he should be an early Rd pick but he’s way to inconsistant (he might be a sleeper though in the late Rds)

  • steepens

    Bro, check GR mail plz. Thx.

  • 50 catches for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns. I said it first!