Plaxico Burress will have to auction his home after a court ruling from a traffic incident nearly five years ago, back when he was with the Giants. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
A circuit court has ordered the Virginia Beach home of Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress to be auctioned, according to USA Today. The mandate was issued to satisfy liens against the property that came as a result of a 2008 traffic accident in Florida.
From the USA Today report:
Judge H. Thomas Padrick Jr. ordered Monday the property will be sold at auction no more than one week following the fifth advertisement of the sale in the local newspaper, according to court documents emailed to USA TODAY Sports by James Dunn, the lawyer for the plaintiff in the suit.
Burress' driving license was suspended on March 25. The Virginia Beach property was valued at $460,000; Burress owes $159,000 to a woman who claimed he caused neck and back injuries after he rear-ended her nearly five years ago. At the time, Burress was playing for the Giants.
Burress, 35, played in three games for the Steelers last season. He had 42 yards and one touchdown.