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Sources: Burress would serve one-game suspension, halve financial penalty

Updated: September 27, 2008, 5:14 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

The New York Giants and wide receiver Plaxico Burress neared a settlement Friday in which Burress will agree to a one-game suspension but have the financial penalties he faces after disciplinary action reduced, league sources told ESPN.

If the settlement is reached, Burress will still miss the Giants game on Oct. 5 against the Seattle Seahawks but he will lose just half of the $235,294 he is being docked for a two-week suspension.

As a final condition, sources said, the Giants ...

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