Giants agree to cut Burress' fine in half, retain 1-game suspension

Updated: October 3, 2008, 3:55 PM ET
By Sal Paolantonio |

The New York Giants and wide receiver Plaxico Burress reached an agreement Friday to cut the financial penalty levied against him in half but keep Burress' one-game suspension.



Burress will miss Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks and he will be docked $117,000, his weekly pay, for that game.

Originally, Burress was to be penalized $235,294 for two weeks, but the settlement cuts that fine in half.

Late Thursday night, the National Football League and the NFLPA signed off on the agreement. Burress will return to the team on Monday, Oct. 6.

Burress was suspended last Wednesday for missing a Monday team meeting and being unreachable by phone. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who appealed the initial suspension to the players association, has said Burress was dealing with important family matters.

Sal Paolantonio covers the NFL for ESPN.

Sal Paolantonio

SportsCenter correspondent / NFL reporter
Sal Paolantonio joined ESPN as a SportsCenter correspondent in August 1995, primarily reporting on the NFL. Beginning in 2004, he also served as host of NFL Match-Up, a weekly "Xs and Os" football show produced by NFL Films.