Monday, August 3, 2009


You had to know that this was coming.

ESPN reports that receiver Plaxico Burress has been indicted on felony weapons charges arising from the November 2008 incident in a Manhattan nightclub, during which Burress accidentally shot himself with a gun he was toting in the waistband of his sweatpants.

According to Sal Paolantonio of ESPN, Burress has been indicted on two counts of felony criminal possession of a loaded firearm, both of which carry mandatory minimum terms of 3.5 years. He also has been indicted on one count of reckless endangerment, which entails a mandatory minimum sentence of one year.

When it first happened I kinda felt like just by getting shot Plaxico had already learned his lesson. But after thinking about it the truth is this guy knew better. I know because when I was in the NFL every year they had NFL security to come in and give everyone a talk about issues like gun laws and how to stay out of trouble if you own a gun.

Now are they prosecuting him because he is a NFL star?


But so what? The guy still broke the law, it is what it is. Besides that he put other people in danger by being so reckless. I don't necessarily think he should spend a lot of time in jail. But if he gets time it will probably be because he deserves it.

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