Soooo, we guess we know why Plaxico Burress didn't sign with the New York Giants in the offseason now! The New York Post just got their hands on an interview that Men's Journal did with Plax for their October issue. And it is, in a word, explosive. Burress takes shots at his former coach Tom Coughlin, his former quarterback Eli Manning, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, and NFL fans who took pleasure in him getting sentenced to two years in prison.
On Coughlin: "After my situation happened, I turned on the TV and the first words out of his mouth was 'sad and disappointing.' I'm like, 'Forget support—how about some concern? I did just have a bullet in my leg.' And then I sat in his office, and he pushed back his chair and goes, 'I'm glad you didn't kill anybody!' Man, we're paid too much to be treated like kids. He doesn't realize that we're grown men and actually have kids of our own."
On Manning: "I was always his biggest supporter, even days he wasn't on, 'cause I could sense he didn't have thick skin. Then I went away, and I thought he would come see me, but nothing, not a letter, in two years. I don't want to say it was a slap in the face, but I thought our relationship was better than that."
On Bloomberg: "The way Bloomberg treated me was totally wrong, stacked those charges so high I had to go to jail."
On NFL fans who celebrated him going to prison: "What are you doing now? You still mad at your job? You still angry about your life? 'Cause I'm back living my life and enjoying my family while you're still going the same thing."
Ah, welcome back, Plax! Good to see you're still firing shots. [via New York Post]