Report: Burress involved in domestic disputes

A report on northjersey.com says that police have responded to two domestic disturbance calls at Plaxico Burress' house over the past few months.

The Giants' wide receiver was suspended yesterday for two weeks, including the team's Week 5 game against the Seahawks. Burress reportedly didn't show up for work and didn't call the Giants to let them know. New York has a bye this week. No reports have surfaced about whether the domestic incidents have anything to do with Burress' suspension.

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Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress has been suspended for two weeks. (AP / Jeff Roberson)

According to the northjersey.com report, Burress' wife twice called police, and temporary restraining orders were obtained but later dismissed in court. In one of the incidents, she said Plaxico grabbed her, and he said she slapped him in the face.

Burress' agent Drew Rosenhaus says Burress was involved in a "family issue." Rosenhaus has urged the NFLPA to file a grievance with the league to overturn the suspension, according to northjersey.com.

“Although we do acknowledge that there was an infraction here, and a violation of team rules,” Rosenhaus told The Record's Vinny Ditrani, “it’s not something we think is tantamount to Plaxico being suspended from the team for these two weeks, especially the ballgame. … It’s obviously something that doesn’t sit with us, and we’re going to do what we can to get this turned around."

Here's what Giants coach Tom Coughlin said yesterday:

"But we want to make sure that the message is loud and clear.  We have had success here because of the team concept.  And the team concept means basically that everyone is accountable and responsible and that we don’t let the other guys down.  And that is what we are trying to do. We are trying to acknowledge one of our guys has had a violation of a team rule and we want him back and we want him back under very good terms.  We try to do this thing the right way."

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