Plaxico Pleads Guilty
Former New York Giants MVP and Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty to felony weapons charges. I am for tougher gun control to keep hands out of criminals, but I’m sorry, this wasn’t it. There was no criminal intent involved. It just seems like Plax was being used as an example by an overzealous District Attorney Robert Morgenthau.
It was a reckless decision, as well as a stupid one, but not a criminal one. Had he brandished the gun trying to intimidate someone or look cool, I would have a different take. He shot himself and he gets a sentene 20 to 24 times longer than Donte Stallworth’s. That is silly to me.
What do you think? Did the punishment fit the crime?