The stupidest thing Plaxico Burress ever did was shoot himself in the leg. The smartest thing he did was try to cover it up, because he just got fucked.
Former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty Thursday to a weapons charge and agreed to a two-year
prison term for accidentally shooting himself at a Manhattan nightclub.
Burress pleaded guilty to one count of attempted criminal possession of
a weapon, a lesser charge than he initially faced. Under a plea
agreement, he agreed to a two-year prison sentence and two years of
Two years! For an extra year in prison he could have raped somebody
Personally, the only way this affects me is that Plaxico is going in just as Michael Vick comes out. An NFL wide receiver AND quarterback in federal prison at the same time? I smell a Longest Yard sequel!
Doesn't two years feel like a really long time for a crime that didn't hurt anybody? A year would have felt like alot. Six months feels right. Two years, for basically the same crime committed by these parties, who will not face any jail time:
[Giants linebacker Antonio] Pierce was not indicted. The grand jury also did not indict the
nightclub security guard who carried the gun to Pierce's car or the
hospital staff members who failed to notify police that Burress had
I do not see a distinction between the crimes of Burress, Pierce, the security guard, and the hospital employees. Burress illegally possessed the gun. Then the security guard illegally possessed it. Then Pierce illegally possessed it. The hospital employees contributed to the attempted cover up. Yet Burress does two years and the others aren't even indicted?