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Plax Tells Larry Deep Dark Secret

Ernie Epps

King of All Media - Larry King gets the real truth from Plaxico Burress.

TSD has obtained a transcript of a taped interview conducted by CNN’s Larry King. It was decided that the interview Mr. King conducted with NY Giants’ Wide Receiver Plaxico Burress not run. Burress described to King the advantages of the controversial shooting incident he was involved in.
 
LARRY KING: I’M HERE WITH PLAXICO BURRESS.  PLAXICO, WELCOME.

PLAXICO BURRESS:
HELLO LARRY. LOVE YOUR SHOW MAN.
 
LK: THANK YOU.  NOW, LET’S GET RIGHT INTO IT. OFF AIR YOU TOLD ME THAT THE REPORTS STATING THAT THE SHOOTING WAS ACCIDENTAL WERE FALSE AND THAT YOU SHOT YOURSELF ON PURPOSE.  IS THAT TRUE? AND IF SO, WHY DID YOU SHOOT YOURSELF ON PURPOSE?
 
PB: I WANTED TO PROVE TO THE DOUBTERS OUT THERE THAT I WAS REASON THE GIANTS GOT TO AND WON THE SUPER BOWL LAST YEAR.  NOW I’M OUT, AND WHERE ARE THE GIANTS?  HOME, THAT’S WHERE.  HOME WITHOUT “PLAX” ON THE FIELD.  ‘NUFF SAID, RIGHT?
 
LK: MMM.
 
King scratches his head, incredulous.   
 
PB: AND WHAT’S MORE, I PREDICT FITZ AND HINES WILL JOIN ME BEFORE NEXT SEASON.
 
LK: PARDON ME?
 
PB: YOU HEARD ME. I PREDICT LARRY FITZGERALD AND HINES WARD WILL JOIN ME BEFORE NEXT SEASON’S SUPER BOWL.
 
LK:  BY “JOIN YOU” YOU MEAN SHOOTING THEMSELVES?
 
PB: YEAH. THAT’S RIGHT. NOTHING SERIOUS OF COURSE – NOTHING THAT’S GOING TO JEOPARDIZE THEIR CAREERS. I’D SAY SOMEWHERE BETWEEN A FLESH WOUND AND A GENUINE PAIN IN THE ASS.
 
LK: LET ME MAKE SURE I HEARD THIS CORRECTLY, BECAUSE I’M ELDERLY.  YOU SAID, ‘JOIN YOU BY SHOOTING THEMSELVES???’
 
PB:  ABSOLUTELY LARRY.  I’D REALLY LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT
 
LK: WAIT A MINUTE. YOU DIDN’T TELL ME THE ADVANTAGE.
 
PB: WHAT? I HAVE TO SPELL IT OUT? IT’S A BARGAINING CHIP BABY. IF YOU DON’T PAY ME WHAT I WANT, I’LL START TAKING OUT MY BODY PARTS UNTIL YOU DO.
 
LK: THAT’S BLACKMAIL.
 
PB: I PREFER THE WORD ‘EXTORTION’ – BUT BLACKMAIL’S COOL. PEACE & LOVE, BABY, PEACE & LOVE!
 
LK: PEACE & LOVE INDEED PLAXICO; GOOD LUCK YOUNG MAN.
 
(King pauses momentarily, then looks into the camera)
 
LK:  WELL FOLKS, YOU HEARD IT HERE, EXCLUSIVELY ON THE LARRY KING SHOW. NEXT WEEK, IT’S THE BEST OF LARRY KING. AND THE WEEK AFTER THAT, I’M GOING TO SHOOT MYSELF.

 

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