Plaxico Pleads Guilty

Aug 20, 2009

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?

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Brad
    August 20th, 2009 at 1:43 pm #

    Nope. The punishment did not fit the crime. He should serve at most a month in jail and be suspended for the 2009 season. I don’t even think he should be suspended for the season, maybe 8 games would be better. A 2 year jail term is ridiculous, though.

    The embarrassment that he got from almost taking out his manhood should be enough punishment for him.

    It just proves that our system of “justice” is completely flawed.

  2. LestersLegends
    August 20th, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    Agree Brad.

  3. Football Predictions
    August 21st, 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    Justice is served! Stallworth gets a month for DUI killing a man, Burress shoots himself in the leg for 2 years in prison. Kids, if your listening, Harm on others is much better punishment wise than inflicting personal harm, oh and carrying unregistered firearms.

  4. LestersLegends
    August 21st, 2009 at 2:55 pm #

    Injustice for all!

  5. Marc M
    August 22nd, 2009 at 8:04 am #

    Plax should get a new attorney. 2 years for shooting himself? What kind of “deal” is that?

    Should be no jail and a 4-8 game suspension. This is crazy

  6. LestersLegends
    August 22nd, 2009 at 8:07 am #

    No kidding. To me it’s more criminal to put him away for two years than what Plax did.

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