Plaxico Burress takes shot at Harbaugh

The Detroit News
Plaxico Burress makes a catch against Michigan in 1999.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh just can’t escape the criticism.

Now it’s former Michigan State receiver Plaxico Burress getting in on the act.

Responding to Harbaugh taking his team to Bradenton, Fla., for four practices over spring break, Burress wrote on Twitter: “Looks like Harbaugh is pulling out all (the) stops to get kids to Michigan. We (@MSU_Football) just believe in the product. Don’t have to sell us.”

Burress has had plenty of his own concerns over the years. He played at MSU from 1997-99 and went on to an 11-year NFL career, but it was tainted by several off-field run-ins with the law.

In 2009 he was convicted of felony criminal possession of a pistol and felony reckless endangerment. He was sentenced to two years in prison and served 20 months.

In 2015 he pled guilty for failing to pay more than $40,000 in New Jersey state taxes.

The Associated Press reported that Burress was sued on at least nine occasions between 2000 and 2009 for failing to pay a debt, damaging a plaintiff’s vehicle or failing to pay taxes.

In 2014, Burress appeared on the TV series “Celebrity Wife Swap.”