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Plaxico Burress

On the Losing End ... of a Lawsuit

1/22/2012 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Plaxico Burress just can't win in 2012 -- not only did his heavily-hyped New Yorks Jets fail to make the playoffs, but he just lost a lawsuit which will have him writing a check for six figures.

A woman by the name of Alise Smith filed a lawsuit in Florida back in 2008, claiming Plax rear-ended her with his Mercedes-Benz back in May 2008 ... before his infamous gun incident. Plax did not have insurance at the time.

Smith alleged she suffered neck and back injuries and sued him for medical bills, lost wages and damages. The jury ruled in her favor and earlier this month the judge awarded her $125,000, plus interest.

Plax just can't catch a break these days.

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How can you make millions of dollars and buy all the expensive cars and not have insurance? This guy is a moron. Write the check.

1005 days ago


I hope this guy has gotten his act together. First, you own a gun without a license and now we hear he was driving without insurance. For someone that has a lot of money, it's a shame he can't obey the law.

1005 days ago

northern gypsy    

it's not like he had a beater of a car...
what a twit...who drives WITHOUT insurance ???

1005 days ago


Never ever even start a vehicle unless you, and it are insured. For a well to do person, liabilitity is enough.

1005 days ago


The guy is an idiot. He doesn't deserve any breaks.

1005 days ago


You're just stupid with a weird non relevant name.

1005 days ago


Plax is on-the-mend, had a great year, will sign a long-term contract and is changing what once was.

1005 days ago

Dom The Mover    

What do you ever mean by can't catch a break, He was driving with no Insurance, and got into an auto accident!

1005 days ago


At least he knows who to blame for all of his problems ... himself. HE ran into her, HE shot himself, HE didn't have insurance (I suspect no company will cover him.) HE is lucky he gets paid big bucks to play a game. She better get her money quick, he'll be broke a year after his last team cuts him.

1005 days ago

The Neko Nation    

Plaxico Burress is the example of what is wrong with people today. A self entitled jerk who thinks he is above the law. This fool had over 50 moving violations the year he got into this accident and his illegal gun charge. Just a bad person who does nothing for society and only for himself.

1004 days ago


This comment is directed to the person who wrote this story. Lets say you are driving and someone rear ends you with out insurance. You BETTER tell the police officer and the judge to let him go because he can't catch a break!!!

1004 days ago

Fallopia Lopez    

Plaxico's lost To-Do List:

1. Get car insurance (impor-ant!!)
2. Get gun license (impor-anter!!)
3. Change first name to Alex
4. Buy Mayback and NyQuil.

1004 days ago

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