Burrress' agent Drew Rosenhaus appeared on "SportsCenter" moments ago to talk about the punishment.
"Obviously he was not at work and he was attending to a family matter," Rosenhaus said.
"That's really all that I can say about that because it's private and has to do with he and his family.
No doubt there was an infraction -- we accept that -- but we don't except the penalty for the infraction. Plaxico and I believe it is too strong."
Rosenhaus said that Burress was not accepting the punishment without a fight.
"We are in the process of appealing this. Were hoping to have a hearing with an arbitrator to get Plaxico reinstated, certainly in time for the Seahawks game."
Rosenhaus confirmed he was filing a grievance to the league.
"We were hoping we could work something out which would have a lesser ramification on Plaxico and the team. He's very dejected about it. He wants to be there for his teammates, for his coaches for the organization. He regrets what happened on Monday, but he has done an awful lot for this organization and he doesn't feel it's appropriate for him to miss a game."
Rosenhaus said he hopes the appeal is heard as soon as possible.