Add this to the growing list of Plaxico Burress' problems: getting in a car crash and not having insurance on his nearly $140,000 Mercedes-Benz.
The suspended Giants wide receiver from Virginia Beach was sued last week in Florida's Broward County Circuit Court for rear-ending a woman's car in May.
Compounding the Super Bowl star's defense, according to a document provided by the woman's attorney, is the fact his car insurance lapsed three days before the crash. A letter from Allstate says Burress neglected to pay his premiums.
The last surviving member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's inaugural class of 1963 was remembered by family and friends Monday, five days after he died at 94.
A saddle and chaps were draped over his coffin at the front of First Baptist Church in Rotan, Texas. Baugh was taken by hearse to a cemetery, and a horse-drawn wagon awaited for the procession to the grave site.
FAN WHO TACKLED SEAU PLEADS NOT GUILTY A football spectator pleaded not guilty Monday after being arrested for tackling Patriots linebacker Junior Seau on the sidelines during the team's 47-7 win over Arizona.
Todd Kobus, 31, of Attleboro, Mass., was charged with trespassing and assault and battery after the incident during the fourth quarter Sunday. He appeared Monday in Wrentham District Court where a pretrial hearing was set for Feb. 17.
"I'm just a big fan of Junior Seau," Kobus said in court. "I meant to give him a big hug."
NFL ASKS COURT TO RECONSIDER ORDERThe NFL is asking an appeals court to reconsider a federal judge's order that blocked the suspensions of Minnesota's Kevin Williams and Pat Williams and New Orleans' Charles Grant, Deuce McAllister and Will Smith for violating the league's anti-doping policy.
Attorneys for the NFL on Monday filed notice they were asking the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to take up the issue.
U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson in St. Paul, Minn., said earlier this month he needed more time to consider the case. Magnuson cleared the way for the five to continue playing at least until an order was issued.
The players were suspended for four games each after testing positive for a banned diuretic in the dietary supplement StarCaps.
ELSEWHERE Bills owner Ralph Wilson says Dick Jauron's future as head coach will be determined within the next two weeks. ... Coy Bacon, a fierce pass rusher during a 14-year NFL career with Los Angeles, Cincinnati and Washington, died at age 66. ... Jay Zygmunt, the Rams' president of football operations, resigned in the fallout from another terrible season. Also, coach Jim Haslett said that running back Antonio Pittman was fined $25,000 after skipping practice Saturday. ... Bengals right tackle Stacy Andrews has a torn ACL in his right knee, leaving the team's franchise player with an uncertain future. ... The Broncos said running backs P.J. Pope (hamstring) and Selvin Young (neck) likely will be added to injured reserve. Denver has lost seven tailbacks to injury this season. ... The Jaguars began revamping their offensive line, signing guard/center Trey Darilek and tackle Jordan Black and waiving veterans Tutan Reyes and Charles Spencer.