December 2008 - New York Giants Wiretap
Plax Jerseys Aren't Selling Despite Price Cuts
Merchandisers in the New York area have marked down Plaxico Burress jerseys as much as 75%, but fans still aren't interested in buying them. "We marked them down because he's not playing anymore. I don't think I've sold one since the shooting," one Sports Authority worker said. "All of a sudden they just stopped selling," she said. "They used to be really hot."
Eli: I'm Not Going To Cabo This Week
Eli Manning was asked if he planned to go to San Diego to watch his brother Peyton play for the Indianapolis Colts against the Chargers in the first round. ?No, no, no plans,? Manning said. As an afterthought, Manning added: ?My plans to Cabo fell through, so I am going to sit here. That is a joke, by the way.? He was referring to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where Romo vacationed last year when the Cowboys had a first-round bye. Romo made the trip with his girlfriend Jessica Simpson, her family and some of his teammates. After Romo returned, the Cowboys were eliminated by the Giants, who went on to win the Super Bowl.
Vegas Odds Favor Giants Vs. Titans Super Bowl
Las Vegas sports books favor the Giants to win the Super Bowl, giving 2-to-1 odds on the NFC's No. 1 seed to repeat as champions. The Titans are the favorite among AFC teams to win a title at 4-1, closely followed by the Steelers at 9-2.
Giants Become 4th Team With Two 1,000-Yard RBs
Giants' running back Derrick Ward topped 1,000 yards rushing for the season on Sunday against Vikings, giving New York only the fourth pair of 1,000-yard backs in league history. Brandon Jacobs, who was inactive on Sunday, rushed for 1,089 yards this season. Miami's Larry Csonka and Mercury Morris formed the first running back duo to rush for 1,000 yards each in 1972. Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier did it for Pittsburgh in 1976, and Earnest Byner and Kevin Mack did it for Cleveland in 1985.
Report: Burress Had Two Guns In House
Giants? wide receiver Plaxico Burress had two more guns in his house, according to FOX 5 News on Tuesday night. The network said that authorities recovered the pistols when they searched Burress' home. Citing anonymous sources, New York?s local affiliate reported that the guns were a 9-millimeter handgun and a loaded rifle.
Burress Was Driving Without Insurance Before May Crash
Giants' receiver Plaxico Burress could be in more trouble if reports are true that he was driving without insurance prior to a crash in May. Alise Smith of Miami said she suffered neck and back injuries in May when a tailgating Burress rear-ended her with his $140,000 Mercedes-Benz. She recently sued him. Compounding Burress' problems was that he failed to make his insurance payments, and his coverage was terminated three days before the crash.
Giants Hope To Have Jacobs For NFC Showdown
The Giants are hoping to have running back Brandon Jacobs on the field Sunday night for their NFC showdown with the Panthers. "I feel good," Jacobs said after practicing for the third straight day on Friday. He is officially listed as questionable for the game.
Report: Giants Decide Against Signing Horn
The Giants decided against signing wide receiver Joe Horn, the Newark Star-Ledger reported Wednesday. Horn had arrived in the New York area Tuesday and met with the Giants on Wednesday. According to the report, the Giants opted against signing Horn due to concerns about his explosiveness.
Joe Horn To Sign With Giants?
Former Saints wide receiver Joe Horn has been contacted by the Giants, and reports indicate that a signing could be imminent. The source, who requested anonymity, said Horn arrived in the New York area Tuesday night and will take a physical Wednesday. Horn, 36, has been a free agent since the Falcons released him on Aug. 19, after Horn requested a trade.
Jacobs' Injury Similar To Tiki's
Giants' running back Brandon Jacobs is suffering from a similar injury to the one Tiki Barber played through during his rookie season in 1997. He injured his PCL on Oct. 5 against the Seahawks, played through the problem, aggravated it Nov. 16 against the Ravens, and sat out the following week in Arizona. He then started against the Redskins, before being forced out of the team's loss to the Eagles and missing the team's most recent game. "I think it tore all the way through his PCL like mine did so it doesn't hurt but you have to get used to it," said Barber. "You can't push off the same way you used to, but he'll get used to it. It will slow him down a little bit, which isn't necessarily a bad thing."
Giants Sign Webster To 5-Year, $43M Extension
The Giants have signed cornerback Corey Webster to a five-year contract extension worth $43 million.
Burress Attends Homeless Charity Event
Giants' receiver Plaxico Burress attended a charity fundraiser for the homeless two weeks after accidentally shooting himself in the right thigh.
Giants' Jacobs To Sit Against Cowboys
Giants' running back Brandon Jacobs will sit out Sunday's game against the Cowboys because of a knee injury.
Giants Don't Pay $1M Bonus Owed To Burress
The union has filed a grievance against the New York Giants on behalf of Plaxico Burress.
Union Appeals Suspension, Fine Of Burress
The NFL Players Association filed a grievance on Tuesday against the suspension and fine given to Plaxico Burress after he accidentally shot himself in a nightclub more than a week ago.
Ravens 1st In Last Four Weeks, 2nd In RealGM's Team Rankings
While the Giants are still the top-ranked team in the NFL, no team has been hotter over the past four weeks than the Ravens.
Giants Eye Boldin To Replace Burress?
The Giants could look to deal for Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin if Plaxico Burress is done in New York.
RGM Week 14 Rundown: Eagles Stun Giants
The Eagles handed the Giants just their second loss of the year while the Titans and Cardinals clinched division titles and locked up the first playoff berths of the season.
Sources: Giants' Pierce Likely Active Rest Of 2008
Giants' linebacker Antonio Pierce is expected to remain active for the remainder of the season as the NFL allows the legal process to run its course.
Giants' Jacobs Leaves Loss To Eagles
Giants' running back Brandon Jacobs left the team's loss to the Eagles on Sunday afternoon with a left knee injury.
Giants' Pierce Talks With Police, But Details Aren't Released
Giants' linebacker Antonio Pierce spoke with investigators on Friday about the accidental shooting of teammate Plaxico Burress, but no details have been released.
Westbrook Hopes To Face Giants
Eagles' running back Brian Westbrook missed a few days of practice this week but still expects to face the rival Giants this Sunday.
Plax Could Have Stayed In His Own Bed
Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress made a poor decision when he ventured out into the New York City night last week with his gun lighted tucked into his pants.
Bartender: Plax Was Acting Like A Jerk
A female bartender at Latin Quarter, the club where Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself, said the receiver was acting like a jerk all night prior to the incident.
Doctor Who Treated Burress Suspended
The doctor that treated Plaxico Burress did not alert police and signed off on medical papers identifying him by a phony name.
Giants Suspend Burress Four Games
The Giants have suspended wide receiver Plaxico Burress for four games and placed him on the non-football injury list.
Burress Rejoins Giants Day After Charge
Wide receiver Plaxico Burress rejoined the Giants on Tuesday just one day after he was charged with illegal gun possession.
Giants WR Steve Smith Robbed At Gunpoint
Giants second-year receiver Steve Smith was robbed at gunpoint in the early hours of Nov. 25 after arriving home, according to police.
Ward: I Wasn't With Plax, Pierce
Giants running back Derrick Ward has vehemently denied reports that he was out with teammates Plaxico Burress and Antonio Pierce when the receiver accidentally shot himself.