NEW YORK (WFAN) — Plaxico Burress says NFL players don’t need a so-called fall guy.
Instead, they should have someone in their entourage with the guts to say, “Don’t do that.”
Burress insisted Wednesday on WFAN radio that he wasn’t bashing Cris Carter when he criticized the Hall of Famer’s message at the 2014 NFL Rookie Symposium. In fact, the former Giants and Jets wide receiver “kind of laughed” when he heard Carter’s controversial advice. But the more he thought about it, the more it rubbed him the wrong way.
“That’s not the message that we’re trying to get across,” Burress said of Carter, who apologized after telling last year’s rookies to have a fall guy to take the blame for any off-field trouble. “They’re basically kids. … We should be telling them, at least have one guy in your crew — or whatever you may have — to say, ‘Hey man, look, don’t do that. That’s not smart.’ ”