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Postby Flux » Thu May 13, 2004 9:32 am

-- Burress Speaks! --
Thu May 13, 2004 --from FFMastermind.com

The Tribune-Review reports Steelers WR Plaxico Burress said Wednesday that the Steelers were "inconsiderate" toward the players on the team for holding a mandatory minicamp on Mother Day's weekend and his absence had nothing to do with the team's failure to open contract extension talks with him. Speaking to reporter James Brown of Sporting News Radio, Burress said he believed he needed to be with his brothers more than with his teammates. Burress' mother Adelaide died two years ago. Burress is entering the final year of his contract and the team has not approached him about a new deal. He is unhappy about that, but he said his absence from minicamp has nothing to do with his contract. "If it was based on my contract, then I never would have showed my face around there during the offseason," he said. "Several weeks before camp I sat down with the coaches and watched film. I was there for two or three weeks during the offseason. I don't see how anyone could say this has anything to do with my contract." Burress said he has heard that the Steelers want him to return next season, but he isn't sure of it.


So it was as expected, a mothers day/grieving absence not a contract holdout
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Postby Homeless » Thu May 13, 2004 12:24 pm

For anyone interested theres a thread about this in the Steelers forum:

http://www.fantasyfootballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=60396
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Postby awwchrist » Thu May 13, 2004 12:45 pm

I can respect that.
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Postby sinnlos26 » Thu May 13, 2004 2:04 pm

thats understandable...
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Postby NittanyLions » Thu May 13, 2004 2:41 pm

Yeah, I understand. Nice find ;-D makes me happier
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Thu May 13, 2004 2:50 pm

Anyone else looking at Burress as a good value pick this yr - being in a contract yr and all?
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Postby CC » Thu May 13, 2004 2:55 pm

Me, I like Burress to bounce back.
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Postby MCG321 » Thu May 13, 2004 3:32 pm

Good to hear that it wasn't drug-related as some had speculated.
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Postby NFLknowitall » Fri May 14, 2004 9:46 am

It was stupid of the Steelers to schedule their mini-camp over Mother Day's weekend. What? Cowher doesn't have a mother, isn't married to one? They have four weekend to chose from and they pick that one. Nice job Steelers Organization. Go ahead and piss off the players and see how you do.
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