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Sadly, more shots from Plaxico

Posted on: September 9, 2011 11:32 am
 
There are so many things that are disturbing about Plaxico Burress' interview in Men's Journal that I don't know where to start. Let me just say the more I hear from this guy the more I respect Michael Vick.

Now, before we go farther, let me say I was as horrified and appalled by what Vick did as you. But he was punished, took responsibility for his crime and today speaks out against abuse to animals. In short, he knows what he did was wrong and isn't afraid to admit it.

Burress, on the other hand, can't accept that he screwed up. So he blames Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning, Mayor Bloomberg, the media, the fans, heck, everyone for their roles in making him feel small -- forgetting, of course, that he wouldn't have gone to prison if he hadn't acted like a moron.

The facts speak for themselves. Burress broke a law, was punished and was released. Now he's on to another career. Simple as that.

But not in Burress' world it's not. When Coughlin in 2008 called the incident "sad and disappointing," Burress said in the interview that he was insulted because he wanted "support" and "concern." That led to outrage when Coughlin later told him, "I'm glad you didn't kill anybody," when the two met.

Sounds like a reasonable response, but not in Plax's world it's not.

"We're paid too much to be treated like kids," Burress said in the interview. "He doesn't realize that we're grown men and actually have kids of our own."

Actually, he does, Plax, which is what you're missing. Responsible, mature men don't carry loaded guns into nightclubs. Furthermore, responsible, grown fathers aren't carrying loaded guns in places not named Afghanistan. They're certainly not carrying them into nightclubs. In fact, they're not in nightclubs. They're at home with their kids, doing what they should be doing -- acting like fathers.

Burress thinks he should get a pass because "we're paid too much to be treated like kids." I don't know when salaries became a barometer of how to treat people. Stupid is as stupid does, and what Burress did was dumb, dumb, dumb. He gets paid for catching footballs, not solving problems, and when you act like a juvenile you get treated like a juvenile.

But Burress wants another pass because he "actually (has) kids of (his) own." Sorry, that won't fly, either. Most people with kids demonstrate a modicum of common sense. I don't know many kids who would have acted this irresponsibly, which means that makes Plaxico 0-for-2.

One of these days, Burress will look back on a career that self-destructed and realize that the only person who betrayed him was himself. He thought he was above the law. Mayor Bloomberg reminded him he wasn't. He thought he was bigger than the team. Coughlin and the Giants reminded him he was wrong there, too.

Other guys seem to get it. Why can't Burress? He just told us: Because he can't accept responsibility for his mistakes.

I thought prison would change Burress as it did Vick. I was wrong. No matter what happens, it's always someone else who's at fault. Maybe it's Rex Ryan who should be concerned now.











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Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: September 14, 2011 4:39 pm
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Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: September 14, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Sadly, more shots from Plaxico

Not only does Plaxico show the incapacity to act like a grown man, Clark Judge has to be his parent through this article. And Plax thinks that anyone was treating him like a kid for holding him accountable, he doesn't know the first thing about manhood



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: September 14, 2011 12:39 pm
 

Sadly, more shots from Plaxico

 Furthermore, responsible, grown fathers aren't carrying loaded guns in places not named Afghanistan. ----That's a stupid thing to say imo. You must not have heard of a guy named Sean Taylor, a guy who would have been alive right now if he was strapped. Fact of the matter, you can't revolve your life around body guards or security, so if i was a high profile millionaire i WOULD carry a REGISTERED loaded gun with me at ALL TIMES.



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: September 13, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Sadly, more shots from Plaxico

First off, I will say I thought Burress should NOT have gone to prison.
Secondly, I agree with Judge completely in that Pastico has NO CLUE
what it means to be a "grown man", "responsible" or a "father", let alone
what kind of actions would dictate to society that you are "successful", which
is certainly NOT predicated on how large your weekly paycheck is.  What,
you think because you were blessed with an abundance of atheletic talent,
and you get paid a bunch of jack to catch a football that you've "made it"?
Good Lord, man... get a grip!  Wait;  that didn't work so well... get a CLUE!
 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 9, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Sadly, more shots from Plaxico

 I hate to break it to you, but there are some fathers that do just that and they are not doing their job as a parent.  Don't Judge, Clark!

You've got it all wrong man.  As a father of two boys I thank and applaud Judge for saying what he did.  The truth of that matter is fathers like Plaxico deserve to be smashed and exposed and yes, deserve to be JUDGED in a negative way.  He's a disgusting, filthy and poor excuse for a human being let alone a father.  I feel so sad for those kids.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: September 9, 2011 4:58 pm
 

Sadly, more shots from Plaxico

New York's gun laws are not unconstitutional. It is possibly to get a concealed carry permit in the city of New York. Plaxico Burress had a license for a state that did not share reciprocal gun licensing with the state and city (the city has different laws) of New York. Nowhere in the constitution does it mention concealed weapons, and as far as I rememeber all things not expressely mentioned in the constitution are in the hands of the states. I would also like to think discharging a weapon in a crowded place in any state with no percieved threat is a crime no matter where it happens

Exactly. And you know what?  Even a CANADIAN like myself understands U.S constitution but so many Americans on these boards don't get it.  They think the constitution gives them a right to carry concealed weapons anywhere they choose to carry them. They think the constitution allows them the freedom of speech to tell their boss to screw off.  Some people on these boards don't have a clue. 

Plaxico Burress is one thing and one thing only... he's a thug.  A better description is that he's an UNEDUCATED thug.  The guy is a bum, he is so many bad things I pray to God his kids don't follow in his footsteps.  He's a disgrace to society, a disgrace to humanity.   I could post another 2 paragraphs about this guy and all the terrible things he represents. 

New York city got it right with their newest gun laws.  There are bare minimum sentences and Plax got exactly that, the minimum. The maximum would have been from what I read 5 years.  I thought what he served for the crime he committed was a fair sentence, but listening to this buffoon talk makes me wonder if 2 or 3 more years would have made more sense.  Originally I thought to myself that FINALLY it didn't take the tragic death of an innocent bystander to throw the book at somebody.  Had this been in any other state he would have gotten off with a slap on the wrist, thank God it was in New York where he chose to be an idiot.   



Since: Dec 6, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2011 2:41 pm
 

Sadly, more shots from Plaxico

Is your name Jim Zumbo?



Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: September 9, 2011 1:31 pm
 

Sadly, more shots from Plaxico

another MORON pro athlete that has no clue....getting pamapered his whole life, Burress feels he's above the law....yo udidnt want to go to prison?

STPO BREAKING THE LAW MORON...



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: September 9, 2011 1:15 pm
 

Sadly, more shots from Plaxico

New York's gun laws are not unconstitutional. It is possibly to get a concealed carry permit in the city of New York. Plaxico Burress had a license for a state that did not share reciprocal gun licensing with the state and city (the city has different laws) of New York. Nowhere in the constitution does it mention concealed weapons, and as far as I rememeber all things not expressely mentioned in the constitution are in the hands of the states. I would also like to think discharging a weapon in a crowded place in any state with no percieved threat is a crime no matter where it happens.


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