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Plaxico Burress

I Don't Wanna Write a Check

for $125,000!!!

3/18/2012 5:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress is looking for his next contract -- and in the meantime he's looking to avoid having to shell out six figures by appealing a judge's ruling against him.

As TMZ first reported, Plax lost a lawsuit in January stemming from a car accident back in 2008 and a judge awarded the victim, Alise Smith, $125,000 for her troubles. 

Plax has now filed for an appeal challenging the judgment. Smith's lawyer, Anthony Quackenbush, feels it won't do any good. He tells TMZ, "The jury's verdict was thus a just one and went a long way towards compensating Mrs. Smith for her injuries. I am confident the Appellate Court won't overturn that decision."

A judge has yet to rule.

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1.

fstblk    

Well you should give it to a plastic surgeon and make it fast!!!!!!

846 days ago
2.

loungecat    

Plaxico Burress is a pig, no surprise he won't take responsibility for his actions

846 days ago
3.

HaneyCandace    


my classmate's mother makes $84/hr on the internet. She has been fired for 10 months but last month her check was $8514 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it on this site CashLazy.com

846 days ago
4.

Observer999    

This is garbage, it's just the insurance company appealing. Do you seriously think he didn't have insurance?

846 days ago
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mebrat24    

He doesn't want to write a check for 125,000.00 because this woman was hurt by him- running into the back of her car 1997 ford probe with HIS 140,000.00 MERCEDES.

846 days ago
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JerseyDevil    

@mebrat24, If you did a little research you would know he didn't have insurance!! He stopped paying the insurance and it lapsed!!

846 days ago
7.

Quinn    

Every lawyer who wins in court says their win was a just one. and pretty much everyone who loses says it wasn't and appeals the decision. Great story.

846 days ago
8.

PatTheCat215    

who cares...

846 days ago
9.

Ryan    

I wish I could take this guy aside and tell him how lame his half-shaven starter stache is...

846 days ago
10.

Tonya P    

125k worth of injuries. What were her damn injuries b/c it seems like an illegal attempt to get money from a rich person.
Was she out of work for 2 years? Did she lose a leg? I wanna know b/c 125k is a lot of damn money.

846 days ago
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mebrat24    

Tonya- have you been to a doctor lately? How about a hospital stay? 125k is nothing now days. Who would have 140k Mercedes and have no insurance. Sell the fricken car to pay the woman.

846 days ago
12.

parlayer    

You hit her! Pay the piper or pay better attention

846 days ago
13.

KicksandGiggles    

$125K medical bill is NOTHING & can be racked up less than a week easy - not including the attorneys who have their tongues hanging out for their cut. Frankly, he is getting off lucky.

Tell him to pretend its a car or a pair of tennis shoes, then he will not have a problem writing the check.

845 days ago
14.

wizzzeeeee    

I would suggest that this wide receiver get himself a commercial to pay off this little taker !!!

845 days ago
15.

A    

But I bet you those earrings are worth a pretty penny. And he probably has some Ferrari. Just saying...

845 days ago
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