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Posts Tagged ‘grievance’

Alford Has Two Torn Ligaments:

From As we’ve previously said, probably more than a few times, the top priority for the preseason is to emerge from the four games (five for the teams tapped to play in Canton) with minimal injuries. The Giants picked up a potentially significant one on Saturday night, with defensive tackle Jay Alford reportedly suffering […]

Burress, Giants Settle Grievance

From NY Post: Before they could completely rid themselves of the distraction and headache that Plaxico Burress evolved into the Giants first had to deal with a second grievance their former receiver filed against them. The Giants have come up with a settlement with Burress and now can turn the page and move on. Burress […]

Details About the Plax Grievance Ruling

Mike Garafolo of, does a great job of breaking down the Plax grievance ruling: Just because the Giants had written the full signing bonus into the default portion of the contract doesn’t mean they were looking to get it all back. I haven’t seen the complaint, but it appears Mike Florio at has. […]

Possible Consolation Prize for Giants

From Pro Football Talk: Though Monday’s grievance ruling in the matter involving former Giants receiver Plaxico Burress represents a home run for the player and the union, there’s still a separate piece that the Giants likely will win. Per a league source, the team is pursuing via separate proceedings the recovery of more than $300,000 […]

Mara Speaks About the Burress Situation

The following is Giants CEO John Mara’s reaction on the Special Master decision in the Plaxico Burress grievance case: “We are very disappointed with the decision of the Special Master. This ruling represents yet another example of why we need a new and improved CBA. To think that a player could carry a loaded gun […]

NFLPA Happy About Burress Decision

NFLPA Director DeMaurice Smith issued a statement about the Burress grievance ruling: “This decision is a real win for the players,” Smith said in a statement published on the NFLPA’s website. “It means that clubs can’t impose additional discipline by claiming back signing or roster bonus monies after a suspension, either by a club or the league. The CBA […]

Plax Wins Grievance reported today that Plaxico Burress won his grievance case against the Giants: Plaxico Burress, cut by the Giants last week, has won his grievance against the club for withholding his bonus money, a source has told’s Alex Marvez. The NFL Players Association and NFL attorneys made their arguments during a 3 1/2-hour hearing […]

More Plax News

With the stunning news of Plaxico Burress being released, a ton of reports are being released. This one, from Matt Mosely and ESPN, states that the G-Men offered Plax an incentive-laden contract for 2009, and could regain the money lost from 2008.  Sources close to the situation told ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap the Giants last week offered […]

Plaxico Declines New Offer Before Grievance Hearing

From Mike Florio of In the wake of the apparently abrupt decision of the Giants to cut receiver Plaxico Burress, a league source tells us that the team offered him a new contract aimed at resolving the pending grievance between player and team before Wednesday’s hearing. Per the source, Burress declined the offer. We’re […]

No Decision on Plaxs $1 Million Bonus

UPDATE:(8:43 EST) According to ESPN, via, the fight for $1 million could be solved next Wednesday. Its been Plax filled here at Giants Gab the past couple days. More news now. The NY Daily News is reporting that there has not been a decision made on Burress bonus money that was due to him […]