You'd pay to hear this phone conversation.
Plaxico Burress, who trashes Giants QB Eli Manning in the current issue of "Men's Journal," said Monday he's planning to call his former teammate.
"I'm pretty sure I'll talk to him pretty soon," said Burress, a guest on "The Michael Kay Show" on 1050 ESPN New York. "We stay in contact. I'll reach out to him and contact him and we'll talk and everything will be fine."
Burress rips Manning in the magazine for not visiting him during his 20-month prison term in upstate New York. Burress is quoted as saying that he "was always his biggest supporter, even days when he wasn't on, 'cause I could sense he didn't have thick skin. Then I went away, and I thought he would come see me, but nothing, not a letter, in two years. I don’t want to say it was a slap in the face, but I thought our relationship was better than that.”
Burress, on the radio show, said a "bunch" of teammates visited him. He mentioned Gibril Wilson, Osi Umenyioa, Michael Strahan, David Tyree and Amani Toomer among those that made the trip to the prison.
Burress is coming off one of the most memorable nights of his career. In his Jets debut, his first NFL game in nearly three years, he caught four passes for 72 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown. After the score, he handed the ball to his 4-year-old son, Elijah.
"When I get back in the end zone, it felt like football again," he said. "It's the first time in a long time that my family and myself have been able to smile and be happy, genuinely at heart."
Burress added, "It felt like football. I kept coming to the sideline and I told my my coach, 'I feel like I'm running slow, but I'm running by everybody.' I guess I wasn't running too slow."
Burress said he took no pleasure in seeing the Giants lose their opener to the Redskins, although he admitted he thought they'd win the game.