Bryant Gumbel

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On HBO’s ‘Real Sports,’ Marcus Dixon Recounts Journey From Jail To Jets

Marcus Dixon tries not to think about the 15 darkest months of his life. All that lost time in prison. All those tears. No football. No freedom.


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Plaxico Burress Recounts Nightclub Shooting On HBO, Says ‘Who’s Mayor Bloomberg?’

“It was dark,” Plaxico Burress recalled to interviewer Bryant Gumbel in Tuesday’s edition of “Real Sports” on HBO. “And I kind of, you know, missed a step. That’s when I felt my gun start to slide. I went to grab it to stop it from falling. Pow!”


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Keidel: Plaxico Burress – Real Sports And Real Life

No one with a pen and a pulse would write that Plaxico Burress didn’t deserve to be punished. Fined? Hell, yes. Suspended? Absolutely? Cut? Why not? But jailed for 20 months? That’s different.