Plaxico Burress‘ attorney, Benjamin Brafman, declared his client healthy enough to play for the Giants.
But Brafman doesn’t make that decision — Giants coach Tom Coughlin does. And he has his own thoughts.
“I have no idea about the health status,” Coughlin said. “We are dealing with all of the issues right now.”
Asked if he would be inclined to let Burress play or keep him off the field until there is more clarity to the receiver’s legal issues, Coughlin said: “We are dealing with that. Today we have had some discussions. Those discussions will be ongoing. Basically we have just put the Redskin game to rest and we are going to be discussing those and other issues as we gain information over the next couple of days.”
Yet the Giants will have only a couple of days. Burress could show up for work Wednesday, for the team’s next practice.
“As I said, we are in the stages of trying to gather information and make decisions as to where we go from here,” Coughlin said. “And at this point in time, I’m not prepared to say anything.”
So on the day Burress was charged, Coughlin pleaded the fifth.