NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress has received $45,000 in NFL fines for his actions in last Sunday's contest against the San Francisco 49ers.
The league Friday fined the controversial wideout $20,000 for remarks made to head linesman Phil McKinnely after the official called him for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the second quarter, and $20,000 for inappropriate post-game comments on the officiating.
Two plays after McKinnely flagged Burress for offensive pass interference against cornerback Nate Clements, Burress was called for an unsportsmanlike penalty for making remarks to the officials.
"Of course it will come back and (the league will) say it should have been a no call," Burress told the New York Daily News this week in a comment on the pass interference play. "But that doesn't help me."
A third fine, $5,000, was for throwing a ball into the stands after catching a touchdown in the third quarter.