Ok, I just read the following from the AP re Plaxico Burress:
Add this to the growing list of Plaxico Burress’ problems: getting in a car crash and not having insurance on his nearly $140,000 Mercedes-Benz. The New York Giants wide receiver was sued last week in Florida’s Broward County Circuit Court for rear-ending a woman in May. Compounding the Super Bowl star’s defense, according to a document provided by the woman’s attorney, is the fact his car insurance lapsed three days before the crash. A letter from Allstate says Burress neglected to pay his premiums.Burress’ attorney, Adam Swickle, declined comment. Burress is still serving a team suspension for shooting himself Nov. 29 in a nightclub with an illegally carried handgun.
I just don’t get this. Just a couple of weeks ago, Shaun Ellis from the Jets was pulled over for speeding and the cops found pot, but more surprisingly found that Ellis also didn’t have car insurance. Maybe I’m just writing here from my watching-where-every-penny-goes mentality, but this seems ridiculous – especially on a $140,000 car!