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Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

Posted on: March 4, 2011 6:48 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2011 6:56 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit
P. Burress (US Presswire)
Mark it down: June 6, the day Plaxico Burress will be a free man again. The New York State Department of Correctional Services announced that the former Giants wide receiver has earned time off on the basis of good behavior. Burress’ three months early release has long been expected. He’ll wind up skipping 1/7 of his original two-year prison sentence.

After unknowingly shooting himself in the leg at a Manhattan nightclub in 2008, Burress pleaded guilty in 2009 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

The “who will sign Burress?” discussion already commenced several weeks ago. The early release is great fortune for Burress because it will allow him a few extra weeks of training time before teams likely will start taking close looks at him when training camps open up in late July/early August. Roger Goodell has said Burress can sign with any team once he’s a free man.

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Since: May 8, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2011 10:40 am
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

TBSSB Reports that  a source very close to Burress reported he  will sign a league minimum salary 1 year contract with the New England Patriots upon his release based upon the CBA reaching an agreement.



Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2011 10:30 am
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

He is a bum in my opinion, however, Stallworth hits someone while drunk, vick fights dogs, and yet of the least of the three, burress did the time, another prime example of how this country is run and we have nothing and no one to blame but ourselves, we can sit back and watch this crappy ass governement run it into the ground and you sorry ass doush bags keep voting for change, what a disgrace, how about we vote to eliminate the stupid power hungry parties....wake up


Dude you should wake up an know what you're talking about.

Each case is different ...read about it...learn something.

The goverment has no bearing on the Burress and Stallworth cases as each is decided by State law not federal. And the only reason the feds were invloved in the Vick case was do to Vick crossing state line to host his dog fighting matches.




Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2011 10:25 am
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

Stallworth is a fruit of an entirely different flavor.  He should be in jail NOW, and that's plain-and-simple. 

That's according to you not the law in Florida....I am not defending Stallworth, but the law is the law and either you're not up to date on the facts of the case or this is just your personal opinion...you never stated which.


 What happened surrounding that event was pure travesty. 

Anyone who dies by the hand of a drunk driver is a travesty..but what do you mean by events? Stallworth did not leave the scene, and he admitted to drinking that night. The victim was jaywalking acorss a major causeway. This was an accident and one that might not ave been avoided even if Stallworth was not drinking.

As far as I'm concerned, he's not even with anyone, and his time will come. 

What ever this means.


Until then, he doesn't belong in the same conversation with these other two convicted criminals.  Stallworth, and the people who freed him, should forever feel shame, but Vick and Plax did their time and deserve another chance...as hard as it is to say that, they do.


You're not educated on the facts of this case.

Vick was sent to the hoosegow for operating a dog-fighting operation, and doing so across state lines. He violated a federal law that was punishable as a felony. The fact that dogs were killed along the way, which Vick admitted.

Stallworth served a 30-day jail sentence for killing a pedestrian while driving drunk in Miami.

The reality is they're [the two cases] apples and oranges. One is an accident [Stallworth] and the other [Vick] is a conscious decision to engage in an illegal act. It was a horrific thing, that happened to Mario Reyes, Stallworth didn't own up to it immediately but, unlike Vick, didn't attempt to mislead investigators. He pled guilty and reached a confidential financial settlement with Reyes' family that led to his apparently light sentence for an error in judgment that will haunt him the rest of his life.

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle cited Stallworth's lack of a previous criminal record, cooperation and willingness to accept responsibility as factors in the plea deal that followed the financial statement and resulted in a month-long sentence. Also, the Reyes family - particularly the 15-year-old daughter just wanted the case resolved to avoid any more pain.

As I said earlier, Reyes may not have been in a crosswalk when Stallworth struck him. That is known in the law as "contributing negligence," and in some states, such a finding voids a financial settlement.  The state can consider these circumstances, which is why the family struck a deal for financial compensation.

It is trite to say that his family can't bring him back, but in Stallworth the family can replace solace from income that their lost patriarch provided (Mario Reyes supported his family alone). They may not have been able to do so with Stallworth locked away for years and unable to draw an NFL paycheck.

The fact that you think Vick is above stallworth shows your ignorance in this matter. The family decided not to send Stallworth to jail and they took the money instead. That's why Stallworth is NOT IN JAIL NOW!!!






Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2011 9:37 am
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

Its called having rules to when you can carry a firearm, you shouldnt be carrying a weapon if your drinking......He is a bum in my opinion, however, Stallworth hits someone while drunk, vick fights dogs, and yet of the least of the three, burress did the time, another prime example of how this country is run and we have nothing and no one to blame but ourselves, we can sit back and watch this crappy ass governement run it into the ground and you sorry ass doush bags keep voting for change, what a disgrace, how about we vote to eliminate the stupid power hungry parties....wake up -Steelers4Ever
While your punctuation and grammer perplex me, I do agree with the majority of what you are trying to say;

There are laws and rules for carrying a firearm, and i would hope those would extend to drinking but look who we're talking about.  Although I dont think Burress is a bum, I don't think he's half as bright as the average unemployed Joe walking down the street.  He's not much more than an overpaid, genetically gifted robot...albeit a moronic robot created for your entertainment.  Someone will take a chance on him and will likely be rewarded, but he deserves that opportunity.  That's how our system works.

What Vick did was reprehensible.  Borderline unforgiveable, but he accepted responsibility, stood in front of a jusy of his peers, and paid the price for his crimes.  As Americans, we're fortunate that our society has made the humanitarian-no, ADMIRABLE-decision to protect the creatures 'below' us, and although what Vick did was VERY wrong, he's even with the house.

Stallworth is a fruit of an entirely different flavor.  He should be in jail NOW, and that's plain-and-simple.  What happened surrounding that event was pure travesty.  As far as I'm concerned, he's not even with anyone, and his time will come.  Until then, he doesn't belong in the same conversation with these other two convicted criminals.  Stallworth, and the people who freed him, should forever feel shame, but Vick and Plax did their time and deserve another chance...as hard as it is to say that, they do.





Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2011 9:29 am
 

Raiders Rule!

Al Davis needs to get Plaxico when he gets out of the slammer.  The Raiders like the bad boys, the rule twisters and law breakers.  Head to Oakland Plaxico---the big money is waiting!!



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2011 9:08 am
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

The Rams could sure use a guy with Plaxico's skills for Sam Bradford to throw to.  However, here in StL, we have this little thing that could stand in the way.  It's Coach Spag's "4 Pillars" concept, where one of the pillars is "character".  After Coach Spags fired an equipment guy that had been with the organization for 40+ years, let's hope the 4 Pillars is a dinosaur paradigm on its way out.  The Rams need a couple good, quality #1 and 2 receivers to vault themselves into contention.  Screw the pillars.



Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2011 8:34 am
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

AS DETROIT LION FAN AND WITH THE NEW ROBO COP STATUE GOING DOWNTOWN DETROIT...WE'LL TAKE HIM



Since: Jan 13, 2011
Posted on: March 5, 2011 8:20 am
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

The NFL needs nine more guys coming off 2 year sentences to join Vick and Burress to form a team that can star in "The Longest Yard 3". 



Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2011 2:27 am
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

Vick did some time too...but you are right on with your opinion!



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2011 1:54 am
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

Its called having rules to when you can carry a firearm, you shouldnt be carrying a weapon if your drinking......He is a bum in my opinion, however, Stallworth hits someone while drunk, vick fights dogs, and yet of the least of the three, burress did the time, another prime example of how this country is run and we have nothing and no one to blame but ourselves, we can sit back and watch this crappy ass governement run it into the ground and you sorry ass doush bags keep voting for change, what a disgrace, how about we vote to eliminate the stupid power hungry parties....wake up


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