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Posted on: June 6, 2011 7:30 am
 
PLAX: He leaves the hoosegow hopefully a changed man. Plaxico Burress never deserved to go to prison as long as he did. Check that. He never deserved to go to prison. Period. Though my position on that has admittedly evolved, in retrospect, Burress shot himself in the leg. His public branding as an idiot and a shot up limb was plenty punishment enough. The city of New York, particularly its camera hog mayor, used Burress' high visibility to try and make a statement. What Burress did was idiotic but two years in jail? Really?

What is true is that Burress was an arrogant and irresponsible man who believed the rules -- the NFL's or those of society -- didn't apply to him. In many ways Burress was the wide receiver, dog-less version of Mike Vick. It's likely, as it did with Vick, prison changed Burress for the better. And the sanctimonious NFL which often portrays itself as a league of virtue keeping the barbarians in check, will sign him within seven minutes of the lockout's end. My guess remains Burress in St. Louis though for pure entertainment's sake I hope he signs with the Jets.

See you Tuesday.

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Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 4:54 pm
 

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PLaxico never had a fair trial
So, you're saying that Plaxico didn't have a concealed, loaded gun that he discharged in the nightclub? Because if he did, then he was guilty of the crimes with which he was charged, and therefore got a fair trial. If you are saying that his punishment is disproportional to others for different crimes, that is not the same as his trial being unfair. Bloomberg may have opportunistically taken advantage of Burress' stupidity, but that doesn't change the fact that Burress committed the crimes, and his sentence was consistent with the sentencing rules for the crimes. They didn't create the law just to catch Burress, and there is no way that he didn't know that what he was doing was illegal. The trial was not instigated via the media - that is an absurd assertion. Were the police supposed to ignore the load bang of a gun going off in a crowded space and Burress bleeding? He's very lucky that the only person that he injured was himself. His trial was justified and fair, and he got what he deserved. The fact that others have gotten off when they shouldn't have is a different problem. A real problem, but wouldn't be fixed by Burress not going to jail.
 



Since: Dec 4, 2010
Posted on: June 6, 2011 3:42 pm
 

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Stallworth PAID OFF the family of the man he killed with his car.  The manslaughter charge was then dropped...... just like dat!  Plax and Donte are both idiots. Team 'em wit MV7( as someone posted at Yahoo)...."ConAir", baby!!!! 



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 3:24 pm
 

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Sorry, but....

I don't know that there was any malicious intent by Plaxico Burress.  Sometimes it does feel like the humiliation and injury were enough, that jail time was adding insult to injury.

However, New York laws are clear, and tough.  And no matter how much I believe there was no ill will, who's to say there wouldn't be any.  We can't on one hand mourn the loss of a Darrent Williams and on the other hand cry for mercy on a man who brought a concelaed weapon into a night club.



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 2:55 pm
 

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Everyone here seems hell-bent on saying Plaxico didn't deserve nearly 2 years in jail for breaking the law.  Wrong.  He deserved exactly what he got.  NY has very stiff gun penalties, specifically NYC, where he was when he shot himself.  I know that some states allow people to carry guns to bars, churches, grocery stores, etc.  (I'm talking about you Texas).  NY does not, seeing that he lived and worked there for a few years, I'm fairly certain he knew this.  He made no attempt to follow the state laws to get the gun he bought registered, and completely ignored the fact that almost nobody in NYC is legally permitted to carry a concealed gun.  Yet he made the choice to load, carry and discharge a gun into his leg.  Go to jail, do not pass go.

I agree that it is morally unfair for him to spend 2 years in jail and DUI / manslaughter offenders to get 30 days, but that's what the state of NY thinks is a priority.  You can go on with Bloomberg and his corrupt mayoral issues all you want, that's not really a surprise.  The state has had and will always have corruption in politics.  NY Governor Spitzer was mired with controversy from tracking Senator Bruno to the prostitution ring.  Corruption in politics is nothing new, neither is the NYC gun laws, so Plaxico (unless he's a comlete moron) had to know what he was doing was illegal and should consider himself lucky he didn't get the max sentence in NY (3.5 years).



Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 2:53 pm
 

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PLAX: He leaves the hoosegow hopefully a changed man. Plaxico Burress never deserved to go to prison as long as he did. Check that. He never deserved to go to prison. Period.

So he is above the law?

Though my position on that has admittedly evolved, in retrospect, Burress shot himself in the leg.

And was carrying a concealed loaded weapon in New York city. A violation of the law.

His public branding as an idiot and a shot up limb was plenty punishment enough.

No because he knowingly violated the law.

The city of New York, particularly its camera hog mayor, used Burress' high visibility to try and make a statement. What Burress did was idiotic but two years in jail? Really?

Yes really, treating athletes the same as common joes is actually the equality you cry for. Applying the law regardless of race, creed, color, or sex...and going the extra mile to not allow status, or wealth influence the punishment is what you are always crying about. Apparently that shouldn't apply to Plax for some reason...wonder what that reason could be?



Since: Sep 1, 2008
Posted on: June 6, 2011 2:08 pm
 

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LETSGOMETS, Donte Stallworths case was not an accident.  Yes he killed someone and he did it in the context of commiting another crime.  He was charged and plead guilty to DUI.  Can't place to much blame on the person who hit this guy?  As intentional as you think Plaxico bringing a loaded, round chambered gun into a night club was, getting behind the wheel of a vehicle knowningly intoxicated beyond the legal limit was as intentional.  One guy who only injured himself (as foolish as that was) gets and serves almost 2 years, the other guy who acknowledges the charges and is convicted of manslaughter is sentenced to 30 days.  You believe that in both cases justice was done? 



Since: Apr 10, 2011
Posted on: June 6, 2011 1:56 pm
 

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Plax does deserve a second chance, hopefully he makes the best of it.



Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: June 6, 2011 1:42 pm
 

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You idiots that think, oh, if he had done this in Nashville, that's stupid.  The moron known as Plaxico didn't register his firearm.  He wasn't registered in NY... the country has big enough problems with firearms not being registered & then ending up with some street thug.  That's all Plexiglass really is anyway... and of course... Freeman has to defend his boy.  How much is Plax kickin' you down, Free?



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 1:16 pm
 

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LetsGoMets: "Bloomberg had nothing to do with Burress' sentencing. "

Leave it to a mets fan to be completely wrong.
Bloomberg made it a point to parade around on TV for 2 weeks about this case, make this front page and back page daily news articles, and then THROW IN HIS OWN PERSONAL FEELINGS, on tv airings and press releases... U dont think that sways a judge and jury. The onlty way plaxico was gettingoff was if Johnny Cochrain (rip) and robert shapiro, got him 12 giants fans on that jury, that day.

Go buy a TV or read a news paper once and a while. its evident, u do neither.




Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2011 1:14 pm
 

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LetsGoMets: "Bloomberg had nothing to do with Burress' sentencing. "

Leave it to a mets fan to be completely wrong.
Bloomberg made it a point to parade around on TV for 2 weeks about this case, make this front page and back page daily news articles, and then THROW IN HIS OWN PERSONAL FEELINGS, on tv airings and press releases... U dont think that sways a judge and jury. The onlty way plaxico was gettingoff was if Johnny Cochrain (rip) and robert shapiro, got him 12 giants fans on that jury, that day.

Go buy a TV or read a news paper once and a while. its evident, u do neither.



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