Plaxico Burress gets 2 years in prison

August 20th, 2009 // 62 Comments

Seen here in March, Former New York Giant and Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty today to attempted criminal possession of weapon stemming from an incident last November at a Manhattan nightclub. The wide receiver was shot through the leg when a loaded gun in his own waistband accidentally went off. Plaxico enlisted the help of a teammate to hide the gun in New Jersey before reluctantly going to the hospital. ESPN reports:

“[Plaxico's lawyer] Brafman said, “After an agonizing period of discussion, Plaxico decided that he wanted to do this, to put this behind him as quickly as possible.”
Burress was indicted earlier this month on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of reckless endangerment. He faced a minimum sentence of 3½ years if convicted at trial.
The guilty plea ends months of haggling between Brafman and the Manhattan district attorney’s office. The case went to a grand jury after negotiations broke down, apparently because District Attorney Robert Morgenthau was insisting that Burress serve at least two years in prison.
Morgenthau did not comment on Burress’ guilty plea.
Assistant District Attorney John Wolfstaetter said in court that Thursday was Burress’ last chance to accept the deal.

Granted, Plaxico’s the only one who was really hurt in this incident since he shot himself in the leg like a gangster Sarah Palin, but just imagine if he had hit something else at that nightclub. Like bottles of liquor. No! God, no. I don’t even what to think about it. Happy thoughts. Happy. Thoughts…

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  1. Ryan the Canadian

    We have less gun crime in Canada……..we have less guns. You have to jump a large ass pile of paperwork to obtain a rifle. If you want a handgun, you have to jump a larger pile and belong to a gun club. You also have to have it locked in your trunk, in a locked case with the ammo seperate at all times for travel to and from the club. It has to be locked in a cabinet at all times when in the home. A handgun is for shooting people so the practical use for one is hard to fathom….unless you are scared all the time and feel you need to protect yourself. If that is the case, then you should consider the fucked up environment you live in and vote for stricter laws. Equating gun ownership (the right to bear arms) to freedom is neolithic at best. Harmony cannot even be dreamed of while everyone has a weapon to kill at there fingertips. There are too many (so called) depressed people taking all the wrong chemicals. @ 50, there are dark skinned people all over Britain and they come from India. Not sure what the ratios are but you might be incorrect with your dark humour or laughable beliefs. I hope, for your sake, it is the former…….

  2. hey

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  4. Kissmeyoufool

    Jurors need to know they have the power to choose not to convict if they disagree with the underlying law, despite any evidence.

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  6. Crime is crime. All are equal to law. So no body can escape from law and punishment is unavoidable.

  7. Gurlina

    Well, at least Plaxico and all these commenters prove one thing: stupidity is color blind.

  8. Darth

    Talking about bad luck.

  9. Nero

    ALWAYS turn the safety mechanism on when you carry a gun in your pants!

  10. So, torturing dozens of animals to death (Vick) is less serious than shooting yourself in the leg.

  11. Watch the interview to understand how he shot himself

  12. Wow if you gonna carry a gun you might aswell learn how to put the safety on! Just a thought :)

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