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For some players like Burress, financial security provides too much leeway

Wealth and arrogance are the key ingredients in Plaxico Burress' sad tale. Here's something more troubling: There probably are more career wipeouts ahead, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

Originally Published: December 9, 2008
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards hit the lights and let the film roll last Monday afternoon. He wanted his players to see the embarrassment.

He wanted to sear the image of New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress turning himself into New York City police into the memories of all the people in that meeting room. And once the video had ended, Edwards posed one simple question to his team: "Can anybody explain this to me?"

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