NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will take action on Giants WR Plaxico Burress before the legal process runs its course and before the start of the 2009 season.
Burress is facing a felony weapons charge after he accidently shot himself with an unlisenced handgun last fall, and is awaiting trial. The Giants suspended Burress for the final four games of the 2008 regular season and eventually released him this spring.
A recent preliminary hearing regarding the charges was adjourned until Sept. 23, and the actual trial might not start until after the 2009 season. That led Burress’ legal team and agent to say they believe the receiver would be available to play. However, Goodell’s decision to move now could throw a wrench into Burress’ immediate future plans.