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Agent: Burress missed workout for family emergency, will appeal ban

Updated: September 25, 2008, 7:25 PM ET
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A yearlong ankle injury could not keep Plaxico Burress out of the New York Giants' lineup last season. The lack of a telephone call this week apparently is going to cost him a game and more than $235,000.

Less than a month after handing the man who caught the winning pass in the Super Bowl a new $35 million contract, the Giants on Wednesday suspended Burress for a game for missing a practice and not calling to explain his absence.

Burress' agent insisted the ...

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