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Say goodbye, Plax

Posted on: December 2, 2008 7:00 pm

Plaxico Burress wrote a book this year. Here's the name for his second one: Have gun, will travel -- straight into oblivion..
That's because his career with the New York Giants is over -- and his football playing days might be as well.

The Giants placed Burress on the reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday, officially ending his season. He's also fined and suspended four games, which means his wallet will feel the pain as well as the leg that had a bullet in it.

The stupidity of his bringing a loaded gun into a nightclub and Barney Fife-ing himself by it going off and him ending up with a gunshot wound in his leg will likely mean Burress will be playing for another team next season.

That's if he's not taking Mike Vick's spot on the prison team.

Burress could face between 3 1/2 and 15 years after being charged with illegal gun possession. Any jail time would all but end his NFL playing days.

Bang, bang. You're career is dead.

The Giants had no choice. Their doctors determined that he would be out for six weeks anyway, but even if he could have played this week he was headed for a suspension.
Tom Coughlin has put up with a lot from Burress.

He's been late for meetings. He's mouthed off. He's been a bad teammate. His list of me-first issues is starting to look as thick as the Manhattan phone book.

Memo to Plax: You aren't that good.

He might have caught the game-winning touchdown pass to give the Giants the stunning upset of the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl last February, making him a hero to many, but gun-toting, I'm-bigger-than-the-law athletes lose favor faster than Hollywood teenagers.

The Giants will be fine without Burress. They love Domenik Hixon, who has more speed to stretch the field. Their coaches rave about the raw ability of Hixon. They also rave about him being a great person, an obvious shot at the guy who was playing in front of him.

No matter what happened with Burress, the New York Giants are still the team to beat in the NFL.

It's too bad for Plaxico Burress that his Wild, Wild West ways will prevent him from enjoying it.

Bang, bang. You're career is dead.


Category: NFL

Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2008 12:21 pm

Say goodbye, Plax

No chance he gets just a slap on the wrist.  Here in New York City, any unlicensed gun possession charge carries a minimum 3 1/2 year prison sentence.  Burress' lawyer may be able to get him out of any subsequnet charges but the mandatory sentence is going to be tough to overcome.  Mayor Bloomberg has already stated plainly there's no reason not to prosecute Burress to the fullest extent of the law. 



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2008 11:22 am

Memo to Prisco

You aren't that good as a writer.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2008 11:09 am

Say goodbye, Plax

I'm pretty sure the 3 or 3.5 year minimum jail time being pursued by the police and Mayor Bloomberg is due to NY laws regarding unlicensed handguns, not having a concealed-carry permit, and discharging a firearm within city limits and/or discharging a firearm in a public place, as well as possible obstruction of justice by the hospital not immediately reporting a gunshot wound.

Quite frankly, being one that owns several types of firearms legally, the only way I could see someone shooting themselves in the thigh is the following:

Obviously being completely ignorant about firearm safety for yourself and everyone around you.

Trying to brandish the weapon while being the completely ignorant person and discharging it into said thigh.

Being the dumbest person on the planet and playing with a loaded firearm in your pocket without either the safety on, or even the presence of one.

So, my question would be to Plaxico,  are you the dumbest person on the planet, or who were you trying to brandish your weapon at?

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2008 11:06 am

Say goodbye, Plax

My 1st grader just noticed you spelled "avoid" wrong! 

Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2008 10:27 am

Say goodbye, Plax

Well maybe he'll get picked up by Seattle and start opposite Koren Robinson. I admit this whole situation makes me feel a little filthy, but only because I've never laughed out loud when someone got shot before. I suspect I'm not alone. It just goes to show that unbelievable stupidity trumps empathy. Hopefully this is a wakeup call for Plaxico, hopefully he figures it out: he just ain't living right. What he says and does right now will go a long way towards determining his future. Come clean, own it, straighten up,  fly right, Plax, or it's all over.

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2008 9:56 am

Say goodbye, Plax

Sorry, but anyone who illegally carries a concealed loaded gun into a nightclub is, by definition, a bad guy.  It is possible to be both dumb AND a bad guy.  Being really good at football or really rich doesn't excuse either one.


Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2008 9:50 am

Say goodbye, Plax

As far as I understand, that restriction was actually removed a couple years ago. You cannot carry a concealed weapon (other than in your home or place of business) without a permit in New York at all.

Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2008 9:26 am

Say goodbye, Plax

You're wrong, the NY law has changed, you no longer need to have the "intent", just carrying the gun is the crime . Get your facts straight.

Since: Nov 11, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2008 9:15 am
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Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2008 8:56 am

Say goodbye, Plax

His career is gone. This is sad because many fans were starting to like him on the field. I hate to see this happen to anybody but maybe this is the best for the New York Giants to  put him on the non football injury list.

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