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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.

 

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fudge packer
Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 9:27 pm
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Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 9:24 pm
 

Your vs. You're

Agreed.  However, in order to truly speak with authority you need to know the correct form of the words in your sentence, otherwise you're making a mistake any 5th grader can spot - mine did!



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 9:21 pm
 

Your vs. You're

Agreed.  But in order to truly speak with authority, you should avoind making mistakes any 5th grader can spot - mine did.




Since: Jan 18, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 9:18 pm
 

Say goodbye, Plax

Hey Pete -

Weren't you the guy who just 3 days ago posted the following article:

They will come down on him hard, painting a picture of the outlaw player.
, they will say, is a bad man.

For what? Shooting himself in the leg?

Burress did that at New York club early Saturday morning, putting a bullet through his leg -- luckily severing no arteries.

While that's not the brightest thing to do, and he's guilty of being dumb, Burress, despite his reputation, isn't a bad guy. I've talked to him several times and he's always been engaging and agreeable and players around the league vouch for him.

He has something else to back up his being a good guy, something that sits well with me:

He is a good friend of Jacksonville running back .

Therefore he can't be a bad guy.

...Then you go and make jokes about him and basically say "don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya"?? He went from being someone players in the league vouchcfor to all of a sudden being a bad teammate?

A little consistency please. I know the folks on this board like to pick on you for your picks and other commentary, but inconsistency like this is too much to ignore. C'mon, man - you're better than that. 

 




Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 8:57 pm
 

Say goodbye, Plax

pmctchrbs,

      This from the NYTimes:  "Burress is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. One count accuses him of possessing a loaded handgun with the intent to use it against another.  The other charge was that he possessed a loaded gun outside his home or place of business.  Upon conviction both penalties call for a minimum 3 1/2 years in prison and a maximum of 15 years."

The first charge you may be right, but....if it was for self protection then the intent was to use it against another.  ie he wasn't going to the range for target practice, his intent was to use it on another person (probably only if provoked) which could stand up I'm sure.  Count 2 is pretty much a slam dunk unless he can prove that he was an owner of The Latin Quarter.  Sounds to me like he's looking at the minimum as a first time offender and thus 3 1/2 years.  Probably 2 with good behavior if he doesn't plea out to a lesser charge first.  I would bet that is the direction his lawyer is advising, though the DA may have to fight Bloomberg on accepting any plea deal.

At 31, his receiving days in the NFL are numbered, and he's certainly looking at a significant suspension from the league.

The NFL has a specific gun possession policy which can be viewed at The NY Post web pages, and they talk specifically about knowing the laws and that running afoul of them is subject to suspension.

As for me, I think taking a loaded handgun to a 'club' where alcohol is served is worse than driving home drunk.  The person with a handgun is putting everyone in that club at risk.  If Plax didn't feel safe he A) should have gone to a different place where he would feel safe B) Hired a bodyguard to look out for him (that bodyguard if armed should also be required to have a concealed carry permit and should obey all laws which may include prohibition from establishments where alcohol is served).  It would be Plax's responsibility to hire someone who knew the rules and obeyed them.  C) Stay at home, watch game film, workout, improve your body and mind or just relive the superbowl on your playstation 3 and Madden 2008.




Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 8:49 pm
 

Say goodbye, Plax

Burris has been headed down this road for some time now.

 

This could could have owned NY, instead he will wing up on "The Biggest Loser"  Burris never matured into a responsible adult.




Since: Feb 23, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 8:45 pm
 

Say goodbye, Plax

The 2 articles didn't even talk about the same topic dude so he's not that much of a hypocrite. One was about him not being all that bad of a person but a bad decision maker and the other one was about his career with the Giants being over. Just because he thinks that his career is over doesn't mean he thinks he is a bad guy now as your assuming by calling Prisco a hypocrite. Why don't you work on your analytical skills a little before you start blasting someone who obviously has more valid points and better opinions than you.



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 8:35 pm
 

Plax

All he did was shot himself oh well so what!! There has been plenty in the past and present that have done worse than Burress with chances to come back to the team or league just let it be.
He's been a very good player for the Giants when not in trouble, but the Giants got rid of players in the past that were trouble and have done good as team. Let's see what happen from here on out.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 8:33 pm
 

Say goodbye, Plax

Classy. Plax deserves his punishment, no question, but talk about kicking a guy while he's down... apparently reveling in it... You're a class act, Prisco.



Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2008 8:17 pm
 

Say goodbye, Plax

What a bloody idiot - I hope that younger receivers coming into the league learn from him...


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