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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: Jun 17, 2009
Posted on: March 4, 2011 8:37 pm
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

He should have took a plea earlier, but to answer if the gun laws are too harsh, NO! they are not. In a city like NY, you need to have strict gun laws, and if you are a celebrity, get a bodyguard if you are going to the club. Anyone who knows Mayor Bloomberg knows he is the biggest advocate against illegal guns, and this was his chance to put on a dog and pony show.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2011 8:15 pm
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

There is a mandatory two year prison sentence in New York City for possession of a concealed handgun w/o a carry permit.  It's not like Plaxico could exactly argue he wasn't carrying the gun, since he SHOT HIMSELF.  It's not about "something being off in the system."  Dante Stalworth was convicted of vehicular manslaughter in a state where there is no mandatory prison time for that offense.  The laws are different in each state, there is no overall "system" for there to be a problem with. 




Since: Feb 1, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2011 7:58 pm
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

First lets say, he should have taken the plea agreement he was offered.  He would have been out 20 months ago.  Enough of his stupidity, the NY law that puts someone in jail for this long, for this innocent of a crime has to be changed.  There are real criminals running free because there is no room for them.  Criminals who we would be scared to death to share a cab with. All the while this dude, who I would be happy to bring into my home, has to rot in jail taken up good space.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2011 7:46 pm
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

You are so right even though Buress was a trouble maker he didn't deserve that, most people get probation for what he did. The gun was actually his but he didn't renew the liscense what a dope. Atleast i'm sure he'll learn from this now, he will make millions again since he's still young and usually they all come out in great shape. But I definetely understand where you're coming from something is off with the system.



Since: Dec 13, 2010
Posted on: March 4, 2011 7:42 pm
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

Carrying a gun in liberal New York is a high crime. When you are a well known entity like Burress, you'll pay big so that the leftists in charge can look tough on crime and further their gun-control agenda. 



Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2011 7:34 pm
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

Daunte Stallworth drove drunk and killed someone and he did what...30 days? What the hell is wrong with the system?



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: March 4, 2011 7:34 pm
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

So I'm still a little confused as to what Burress is in trouble for?  Because he didn't have a permit to carry a gun, he gets sentenced to two years in prison?  Isn't that a bit harsh for someone who didn't actually commit a crime.  He carried a gun for protection, especially considering NFL players and other athletes are targets for real criminals, and gets in trouble for it?  First off, who was his lawyer?  I will know to never hire him...ever.  Secondly, prison can only hold a certain amount of inmates so if Burress is taking up a spot, a person that truly needs to be in jail, is free.  Lastly, Burress will have trouble succeeding after being out for a few years.  I wish him the best of luck.  



Since: Oct 29, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2011 7:20 pm
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

First off, I believe that Michael Vick paid his debt to society and I hold no ill will against him since he served his time. Bakerboy, I can guarantee you that there will be far less controversy, if any, that Burress will face when he tries to make his NFL comeback. Michael Vick had to deal with multiple animal welfare organizations as well as animal lovers in general.  There aren't exactly any groups I know of that want to condemn people who shoot themselves in the leg.  As for me, I absolutely wish Plaxico the best in the future because had to deal with an unjust legal system that choose to enforce legal codes while completely neglecting common sense. Burress was prosecuted for what amounted to carelessness while every day violent criminals walk the streets after getting a slap on the wrist.



Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

Getting released just in time for the lock out.  This guy can't win.  If only he had shot himself outside of the 5 boroughs, he neve rwould have had to do time.  How is it that our country gives us the constitutional right to bear arms, yet we can be thrown in jail for having a gun?



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2011 7:19 pm
 

Burress will officially regain his freedom June 6

>>>After unknowingly shooting himself in the leg at a Manhattan nightclub in 2008

Oh, I think he knew he shot himself in the leg...


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