Two steps forward, two steps back is the kind of route NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress knows something about. The former New York Giants’ star caught the winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLII and was later sentenced to two years in jail for shooting himself in a nightclub in 2008.

Source: Steelers Gab

While he recovered and returned to football, (he injured his rotator cuff this season with the Pittsburgh Steelers), the pain continues for Burress. Not only is he rehabbing the shoulder injury that could lead to his retirement, the word out of Florida is that Burress and his wife are settling on a sale of their Florida home for almost $1.6 million less than they paid.

According The Real Deal, Burress is accepting an offer for $2.3 million on the home at 2249 NE 26th St., Point Lighthouse, FL 33064. Burress bought the house for $3.995 million back in 2005.

Burress first listed the property back in 2010, at the height of his legal troubles, when he sought $3.1 million for the 6,872-square-foot home. The short-sale comes two years after the receiver was notified of foreclosure proceedings back in January 2010.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Burress told Fox Sports this week that his future is not certain.

“I’m not going to say I’m retired just yet. I’m just going to take it one day at a time and continue to get stronger and rehab between Pittsburgh and New Jersey. I’m going to go into the off-season with a positive mindset and make a decision on how I feel and then everybody will find out.”


Laura Vecsey is a freelance writer for Zillow Blog. Read more from her here.



About the Author

Laura Vecsey is a former sports columnist, news reporter and politics writer and has worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Baltimore Sun, Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union and Harrisburg Patriot-News. She was also a regional editor with She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College.

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