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THE PLAXICO P.R. EFFORT COMMENCES

Last Sunday, Jay Glazer of FOX explained that Giants receiver Plaxico Burress, who currently faces felony weapons charges and a mountain of evidence pointing to a conviction, is hoping that the firestorm arising from the firing of a Glock in a Manhattan night club will subside by March or April, at which time lawyer Benjamin Brafman hopefully would be able to cop a plea to a charge that entails no jail time for Burress.
On Friday night, the broader “Make Plaxico Look Like A Great Guy” effort commenced in earnest, with Burress attending a charity fundraiser for the homeless.
I’m just here to support this event, it’s a great event, and I thought it’d be a great chance to get my wife out, and my son out, and support such a great event where it helps kids, homeless kids,” Burress said.  “This is a wonderful thing for us to come out and be able to help people and we can lend a helping hand.  I have a child, I have a son, I couldn’t imagine him being in that situation, so that’s why I brought him also.”
Possible translation?  “Here’s my son.  I have a son.  If I go to jail, it will harm my son.  So think of my son and don’t send me to jail.  I’m saying this not for me, but for my son.  Did I mention that I have a son?”
Frankly, we doubt that any amount of dogs and ponies and/or smoke and mirrors will reduce the zeal previously demonstrated by New York City officials regarding this situation.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t want people getting shot by guns in Manhattan, and letting Burress go with a slap on the wrist and a mark on his permanent record won’t do much to persuade the populace that carrying a gun without a permit will result in a trip to, as Bloomberg called it, the slammer.

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  1. jspeight says: Dec 13, 2008 4:14 PM

    I hope this idiot goes to jail, maybe while he is in there he’ll do something amazing… think. think about what a stupid person he is, and what stupid things he’s done, think that maybe with the high salary he gets for catching a ball is enough and not whine for more. who am I kiddin?

  2. locustsofdeath says: Dec 13, 2008 4:21 PM

    Well, why wasn’t he at home to tuck his son to bed on that fateful night?

  3. Tex Big Balls says: Dec 13, 2008 4:22 PM

    Was he was wearing a “World’s #1 Dad” sweater and those infamous sweatpants?

  4. peter007phxaz says: Dec 13, 2008 4:22 PM

    busting the chops of a guy who has a public defender is pretty easy for prosecutors. Doing it to someone who has lots of money in the wake of the supreme courts heller decision might be pretty stupid if you’d like to keep your gun laws intact, epecially if the persons intent on having the gun was protection and not to hurt someone.

  5. JonD says: Dec 13, 2008 4:25 PM

    What a piece of sh*t this guy is. First he screws up and now he drags his family down with him.

  6. zertrat says: Dec 13, 2008 4:25 PM

    ‘Don’t send me to jail because it will hurt my son’ is one of the single most hilarious and spot-on comments ever by Florio. (In reality, the multi-millionaire’s son will be just fine.)

  7. BuckFutter says: Dec 13, 2008 4:26 PM

    The longer it drags on, the more the furor will die down.
    He probably will just end up with a slap on the wrist. Especially if the Giants have a good run in the playoffs without him.

  8. Guy says: Dec 13, 2008 4:33 PM

    Instead of going to clubs and carrying loaded glocks, he should consider raising said kid with said wife.

  9. Mattmanus says: Dec 13, 2008 4:33 PM

    Did he bring his gun for protection?

  10. Staff Sergeant Bandazewski says: Dec 13, 2008 4:33 PM

    what a joke. I mean it is nice for him to attend but it is funny since a lawyer is pointing out the obvious and blatant lawyering that is going on. I am with the mayor on this one, your status means zero when it comes to the law, especially laws pertaining to firearms and your wanton disregard for them.

  11. patspsycho says: Dec 13, 2008 4:39 PM

    If he does get off with a slap on the wrist, then each and every lowlife, gangsta, drug dealer, or illegal immigrant who gets caught and convicted on carrying a handgun will have grounds to sue on basis of preferential discrimination. This will be a giant mess for the NYC legal system.

  12. alamedaman says: Dec 13, 2008 4:43 PM

    Michael Vick: dogs? did someone say dogs?

  13. ScoobyDooDoo says: Dec 13, 2008 4:43 PM

    So this time he brought his son instead of his gun. Maybe the son was acting as bodyguard?

  14. bdub says: Dec 13, 2008 4:51 PM

    He didn’t care about his son when he was out partying, but he does now? riiiiight. I hope he goes in the slammer.

  15. Tommy_Ribs says: Dec 13, 2008 4:53 PM

    Mike F.
    Maybe you are unaware, but Plax does this kind of thing regularly in his hometown of VA Beach.
    I know the guy is a knucklehead of the worst kind, but he is not a bad person, and he has tried to do this type of thing before he ever got in trouble.
    What he did was wrong, and he should be punished, but how many other players try to give to charity after they have messed up?
    Michael Irvin didn’t, Pacman Jones didn’t.
    So while it may seem transparent in what Plax is trying to do, a little further digging needs to be done by guys like Florio, because this is something Plax has been doing for years.

  16. vincelombardi says: Dec 13, 2008 5:03 PM

    actually if the past is any indication, with buress in jail, the kid probably has a better chance of being a productive member of society….

  17. shukey11 says: Dec 13, 2008 5:04 PM

    o.j has a son hes in jail

  18. chip says: Dec 13, 2008 5:14 PM

    missed offseason workouts to grieve for his deceased mother on mothers day…missed practice & failed to call his employer when he had a family emergency ( taking his son to school)
    now involving himself with charity work…ladies &gentlemen igiveyou the 2009 NFL FamilyMan of the year..

  19. teddybayer says: Dec 13, 2008 5:37 PM

    I remember a bunch of idiots saying that OJ would get off in the Vegas caper…and what do you know? He’s in jail. Johnny Cochran is dead, Plax is going down and let me tell you, I’ve watched Law & Order and a state prison in New York is…fugly. Bye-bye, Plax. Have a nice time watching your teammates on the same station as Law & Order.

  20. brian_21 says: Dec 13, 2008 5:49 PM

    I’m sure most of you football dudes don’t think much of Jemele Hill. But she has it right on this one. How can Michael Bloomberg come out and forcefully rail against Plax, but then he does zero for Sean Bell, who was murdered by three New York officers. Of course, he had no gun. Bloomberg didn’t give a damn about him though, and the three officers were aquitted.
    But for one random incident of an NFL player with a gun and no one getting hurt (except for, kind of, himself), and he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. But an African American getting murdered by three officers, and Bloomberg doesn’t speak out then? What a joke. I don’t know if it’s racism or if it’s because of politics, but it probably has something to do with one or with both of those.

  21. east96st says: Dec 13, 2008 6:07 PM

    “Frankly, we doubt that any amount of dogs and ponies and/or smoke and mirrors will reduce the zeal previously demonstrated by New York City officials regarding this situation.”
    The smoke and mirrors are for the jury pool, not city officials. The JURY needs to think he’s a great guy, not Bloomberg. How long have been a lawyer, Florio?

  22. Ntrikit says: Dec 13, 2008 6:08 PM

    If Plaxico goes to jail while Jared Allen walks free, the justice system is broken.

  23. Zaggs says: Dec 13, 2008 6:17 PM

    Anyone who says Plax’s status doesn’t mean anything clearly are not paying attention. Its Plax’s status that has Bloomberg trumpeting his anti-gun (i.e anti constitution) crusade. Its the polar opposite of Adrienne Shelley’s death at the hand of an illegal immigrant. Bloomberg sure as hell didn’t call out the dogs for that crime and that was a murder. Plax is already going to have some arguments. First off his state of mind after hearing about his team mate getting robbed at gunpoint. Second is the fact NYC is highly prejudicial in giving out carry permits which would seem to make their practice illegal. There is also the fact he didn’t hurt anyone, and if everyone is so concerned with what might have happened then surely NYC has mandatory sentencing for drunk driving.

  24. inmymind says: Dec 13, 2008 6:20 PM

    Brian_21 – The officers were aquitted. Leave it alone, the police are not wrong just because they are police. The joke is you who only want the justice that fits your parameters. If Burress is found guilty, and goes to jail like the law says, this could end up saving many lives. Bloomberg is making sure no one is above the law; a point that could really show the gun laws in the city are for real.
    So your only options are it is politics or racism? Well then I suppose the same applies to you. You only think this way because your are a racist or have a problem with authority.

  25. Bob S. says: Dec 13, 2008 6:28 PM

    He should be Dallas right now for tomorrow night’s game if not for his 2 cheapskate greedball owners Boy-Mara and Boy-Tisch who suspended him without letting him have his due process and appeal and stall like other worthy owners do for their players in trouble. The sons of Mara and Tisch have ruined the Giants season. If theywanted to get rid of him, I don’t blame them, but do it next March and replace him with another free agent WR of hi calibre- like a Boldin. Not now when all they did was drastically weaken the offense.
    How the greedballs Mara and Tisch by suspending Burress have seriously damaged the Giants running game, almost cutting the running production in half. Brian Dawkins and the Eagles loved the suspension of Burress.
    Giants vs. Ari = 87 rushing yards
    Giants vs. Was = 108 rushing yards
    Giants vs. Phi = 88 rushing yards
    Giants gained on the ground(net):
    283 yards in last 3 games(NO Plax) or 94 yards per game
    1,727 yards in the other 10 games or 173 yards per game

  26. mostdubb says: Dec 13, 2008 6:36 PM

    you guys are all a bunch of idiots yourselves.
    Plaxico screwed up and he’s gonna pay for it. Don’t talk about the guy like you know him or his family just because you see what Sal Paolantonio and Rachel Nichols have to say every day on ESPN about him.
    The fact of the matter is, Plaxico Burress was supporting these charities long before he was charged with a felony, shot himself in the leg, or even became a New York Giant. Every year he’s out donating turkeys at Thanksgiving in my home town in Virginia and appearing at local schools trying to spread positive messages to our next generation of youth.
    This isn’t a PR stunt. This is him living his life, possibly the last chance he’ll have to do that in the next 5 years, and maybe even leaving a positive influence on his son while he’s gone. The kid will already grow up hearing all of you bash his father over some drunken mistake at a night club.
    I’m not saying that Plaxico didn’t screw up, and that he wasn’t foolish that night. And he’ll be paying for it in a few months in a big way. But we already have enough media powers painting their own one-sided view of Mr. Burress. Wouldn’t it be refreshing if for just once the sportswriters (or in this case, just some internet blog), actually had an original point of view and did a little fact checking on their story? You don’t have the write to judge that man’s character just because he’s behind the microscope right now. You don’t know him. And if that’s your objective, try to make sure you’re not just bullshitting your readers and actually know what you are talking about. Otherwise, as in this case, you’re just making a fool out of yourselves.

  27. The Jugulator says: Dec 13, 2008 6:56 PM

    If any of you don’t rate chip’s comment as a 5, then you can go to hell.
    Well stated chip.

  28. Hoosierdore says: Dec 13, 2008 7:23 PM

    In response to brian_21. Bloomberg said the shootings were unacceptable. Also, it wasn’t like pardoned the cops, they were acquitted by a judge. Maybe you should learn how the justice system operates. If you want to be mad at someone, be mad at the judge.
    But really, it’s just politics. Unfortunately, murders and robberies happen all the time. Most of us are numb to those news stories now unless they hit close to home. When the star receiver of the defending Super Bowl champs shoots himself in the leg with a gun he was carrying illegally, it’s going to be big news. It’s different. I’m not saying it’s right, but it will draw more attention than any average person shooting himself.
    This was also a much easier situation for Bloomberg to take a stand on. The Plax situation is a slam dunk thing to say you’re mad about. it’s an easy way to say you are hard on crime. Taking a hard stand on hating cops who screw up while allegedly thinking they had to defend themselves (don’t want to get into the details, judge screwed up) is a lot stickier. Not saying it’s right for how it went down, but if you had to pick one, which do you think would be easier to make a statement about and then walk away and forget about it? I doubt Bloomberg is having to answer questions about his stance on Plax every day.

  29. jkorn1818 says: Dec 13, 2008 7:46 PM

    Obviously this article wasnt posted last year of him doing this event and the year before. He’s a total clown and he did bring the gun into the club, but, this is his third year doing this event, he’s also done many events in NYC for underpriveleged kids, this is one of many functions hes attended since hes arrived in NY. Not condoning what he did and the way mayor mike is coming after him, burress being in attendance isnt going to save him but this isnt the first time hes doing something like this. and im sure that wasnt the first time hes been in the club with a gun also. The one thing i dont get in these comments are him bringing his family down with him by attending this?

  30. jkorn1818 says: Dec 13, 2008 7:52 PM

    brian i dont agree with how bloomberg is throwing the book at burress, nor do i like what mayor mike turned into like making his own rules to be in a 3rd term and bailing out a lot of these ceo’s and wasting so much time on this but as far as the bell case, he was adamant on putting away those cops, he also took a lot of heat from nypd in his outrage against them and goign for a full prosecution of the people that shot sean bell. also, dont compare burress to bell, there were people with him with guns that night, hes also been arrested a dozen times including weapon charges. bloomberg is far from racist, youre pinning him as some waspy conservative when hes a pretty liberal jewish person. he in fact didnt agree with police. bringing race into this is pretty stupid..lets be realistic here. im white and there is no way in the world LQ would have let me in with a gun nor would they have allowed me to escape the club until cops got there. I guess its bc im white? must be racism..Youre also forgetting one major thing, the cops that shot sean bell were all black aside from one of them..

  31. iron_city says: Dec 13, 2008 7:59 PM

    Let’s git STOOPID, uh huh. uh huh, uh huh. libbin’ tha thug life… POP! dag, I done popped a cap in mah laig. git me to a doctah.

  32. Fade 2 Black says: Dec 13, 2008 8:07 PM

    Damn. I hate to sound jaded and all, but…..
    Plax has probably never been to a charity event
    in his life. Now he is showing up with the wife
    and the kid in tow saying “Look at me, what a great
    guy I am, here with my lovely family, hanging out
    at the homeless people’s benefit function. I don’t
    look like I deserve to go to jail, do I..?”
    He is just using the Homeless People!!!!!
    It would have more credibility for me
    if he did something for police victims’ families
    who lost their loved one through the possession of
    illegal guns by street criminals. At least that
    would show some insight on his part. I wish I was the judge!
    I wonder if Plaxico had his wife and kid in tow
    when he was doing the Crip Walk at the Club
    on the dance floor and bouncing his illegal Glock
    off that Phat girl’s Boo-Tayy!!!!

  33. jkorn1818 says: Dec 13, 2008 8:09 PM

    tisch and mara put together a pretty good championship team. the giants happen to be one of the classiest organizations in all of sports. and who are you kidding? the NFL would have suspended burress anyway, no question about it..what a clown

  34. jkorn1818 says: Dec 13, 2008 8:18 PM

    fade 2 black why did your post come out like a poem? you failed to read a few posts if not any. some dude from VA said plax is a regular at charity events and a post of mine on page one as well, hes actually one of the ny athletes that are in attendance for a lot of these events. way before this, and in fact this is his 3rd yr in a row doing it. hes also participated in two functions at a school where my cousin is a teacher where most of the kids are underprivelged, he was also in a toys for tot drive that i happened to attend for work. the article would make sense but there was no research done and someone in the other post made a good pt, i dont see pacman attending these, or irvin or tank johnson..and cowboy fans knock plax? they signed tank after the tons of guns incident

  35. jkorn1818 says: Dec 13, 2008 8:25 PM

    also, if you want boldin or tj etc, a top tier WR, why would you complain about the giants trying suspending plax and getting money from him? the NFL would have suspended him anyway, plus the money they are getting back only helps when signing someone next season. how can you blame giants ownership. then the giants would have been bashed by fans and officials everywhere for letting someone like that play. you make it like we only won because of him. yah, we wouldnt have won the sb last yr bc of that gb game and his sb catch but tons of games this yr he didnt do a thing. giants will be fine, they got the distraction away from them last week, now they can reel off some wins like the cleve game.

  36. brian_21 says: Dec 13, 2008 8:27 PM

    inmymind, your pft user name says it all. Shoot up weaponless men and murder a man on his wedding day, and let the cops go free. The murdered was black.
    Someone commits a much lesser offense (shooting self on accident; not murder with no explanation), and come out and make a statement that says Plaxico Burress should get prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Burress is black. Bloomberg is a politician.
    But nevertheless, politics and racism do indeed exist — obviously. And you probably don’t experience reality, but only the happenings “in[your]mind.”
    You say, “The officers were aquitted. Leave it alone, the police are not wrong just because they are police.” Well, they were wrong because they negligently shot three people who did nothing wrong, including the murder of a gunless individual on his wedding day. That is a disgrace, and I’ll leave that one alone the day after I pass on from this world.

  37. jkorn1818 says: Dec 13, 2008 8:27 PM

    Giants vs. Ari = 87 rushing yards NO JACOBS
    Giants vs. Was = 108 rushing yards ..THEY THREW FOR OVER 300 YARDS (WITH NO PLAX) AND THE SKINS STACKED THE BOX
    Giants vs. Phi = 88 rushing yards- nO JACOBS IN THE SECOND HALF AND PHILLY ATE UP THE CLOCK THE WHOLE GAME..THIS IS ALL IN RESPONSE TO THE RETARD COMMENT IM POSTING BELOW WHO KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL.GREED????? YOURE A FOOL
    Bob S. says:
    December 13th, 2008 at 6:28 pm
    He should be Dallas right now for tomorrow night’s game if not for his 2 cheapskate greedball owners Boy-Mara and Boy-Tisch who suspended him without letting him have his due process and appeal and stall like other worthy owners do for their players in trouble. The sons of Mara and Tisch have ruined the Giants season. If theywanted to get rid of him, I don’t blame them, but do it next March and replace him with another free agent WR of hi calibre- like a Boldin. Not now when all they did was drastically weaken the offense.
    How the greedballs Mara and Tisch by suspending Burress have seriously damaged the Giants running game, almost cutting the running production in half. Brian Dawkins and the Eagles loved the suspension of Burress.
    Giants vs. Ari = 87 rushing yards
    Giants vs. Was = 108 rushing yards
    Giants vs. Phi = 88 rushing yards
    Giants gained on the ground(net):
    283 yards in last 3 games(NO Plax) or 94 yards per game
    1,727 yards in the other 10 games or 173 yards per game

  38. Fade 2 Black says: Dec 13, 2008 8:34 PM

    If Plax is a charity guy,
    then I would stand corrected.
    But if he didn’t carry guns,
    the public would be protected!
    I’ve heard he blows off his meetings and such
    causing others to get in a huff.
    But if charity really touches his heart,
    then disregard all that other stuff…..
    (P,S. LOL Go Eagles!!!!!
    And I still didn’t get your comments though
    about them Phat girls up at the Club.)

  39. brian_21 says: Dec 13, 2008 8:42 PM

    jkorn1818, you make an appropriate response, but I did know everything you said. This has nothing to do with the ethnicity of the cops, but the race of the victim. Bell’s history wasn’t violent, but he didn’t appear to be the greatest guy of all time, either.
    And Bloomberg wasn’t nearly as forceful in the Bell case as he was in this Plax case. There’s a clear moral difference. Additionally, the judge acquitted the three killers, who fired over 50 shots (I think only one or two of them can officially be labeled as killers, but you get the point), and the cops didn’t even get in any type of trouble or fired or anything of the like. Despite the judge’s ruling, the cops could have gotten reprimanded for being so negligent.

  40. jkorn1818 says: Dec 13, 2008 9:10 PM

    brian ive taken a lot of heat on here for taking shots at the NYPD. i grew up in nyc, would never leave here. time and time again i see 22 yr old punk cops, no matter the race power tripping. In my mind in the last 7 or 8 yrs being a cop with no pun intended is a cop out job in NYC. take the test, pass the psychologial and youre in. get your 2 yr degree and cant find a job elsewhere so work for a precient..i dont think its bloomberg coming after plax due to race or the crime, if he was a white wr bloomberg would be on the news just as much. i used to like mike but i think hes a piece of crap now. There are people on wall st etc, thousands who worked for lehman bros etc jobless now, without their pensions, without having money to pay their kids way in college, not being able to retire now and mike is pretty much ignoring that and telling everyone screw the second ammendment, disregarding checks and balances, throwing the book at plax. who is he to say he wants to be in a 3rd term? then overturning votes so he is. hes too high on himself, he was a decent mayor but at the end of the day hes an egotistical billonare. this was just an opportune time for mike to get his face on tv 24/7 and have half these clowns including people on here agree with him. regardless of a fair trial. everyone says if it was us wed be in jail truth is theyre coming at him harder, which i dont agree with. this is just bloomberg being in the media, making it a circus. if it was us, wed be a laughing stock for whoever would even care abotu what happened. do you think all these people on this site from the midwest or from pitt etc would even know or care if we shot ourselves at LQ? maybe they would bc it would be on youtube or a humor site as the idiot who shot himself in the club but i think even these people would agree we dont deserve jailtime were just a brainless, immature, idiotic person.

  41. Fade 2 Black says: Dec 13, 2008 9:24 PM

    jkorn,,,,
    everybody knows this one,
    (but Plaxico, i guess):
    “don’t do the crime,
    if you ain’t got the time!
    don’t do it!!!!!”
    (But keep your eye, eye, eye, eyeeeeeee
    on the sparrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL Go Eagles!!!”

  42. brian_21 says: Dec 13, 2008 9:51 PM

    Burress was wrong, and I’m fine with enforcing gun laws, but yeah, your sentiments toward Bloomberg are spot on.
    He is egotistical and ought to be ashamed of himself.

  43. bcfunk says: Dec 13, 2008 9:55 PM

    This country deserves the idiots who rule them. Plexiglass is an idiot, bad teammate, and all around knucklehead. BUT, for gods sake, he doesn’t deserve to go to jail for this. Only in stupid ass NYC where they don’t allow non-residents to apply for a carry permit and then tack on dumb ass mandatory sentence laws can Plexiglass go to jail. I for one will not feel any “safer” knowing an dumb, yet innocent man is in jail. We have no 2nd amendment rights or any other for that matter. The inmates are running the asylum and we can’t do anything about it…

  44. Bob S. says: Dec 13, 2008 11:34 PM

    .jkorn1818 says:
    December 13th, 2008 at 8:27 pm
    Giants vs. Ari = 87 rushing yards NO JACOBS
    Giants vs. Was = 108 rushing yards ..THEY THREW FOR OVER 300 YARDS (WITH NO PLAX) AND THE SKINS STACKED THE BOX
    Giants vs. Phi = 88 rushing yards- nO JACOBS IN THE SECOND HALF AND PHILLY ATE UP THE CLOCK THE WHOLE GAME..THIS IS ALL IN RESPONSE TO THE RETARD COMMENT IM POSTING BELOW WHO KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL.GREED????? YOURE A FOOL
    —————–
    ‘ritard’ is spelled retard -MR. GENIUS
    YES Eagles also stacked the box last week, just look where Dawkins was all game long AS OPPOSED as he usually played against the Giants.
    BTW- I saw those stats on NFL Network today and Sterling Sharpe said exactly the same thing I posted.

  45. Fade 2 Black says: Dec 14, 2008 12:08 AM

    Plax may have learned
    that at his pay grade
    it is cheaper to hire
    a bodyguard type
    with a registered weapon
    than to tote one around himself
    and take chances with that.

  46. teddybayer says: Dec 14, 2008 12:32 AM

    Fade 2 Black: please leave this site, never return. I’ve got a big problem with anyone who thinks that the way to make a point, on this site, is to double-space and rhyming.
    GO AWAY. SELL AMWAY. EAT RAT TURDS. GO BALD. GO AWAY. IF I EVER SEE YOUR POSTING AGAIN…I WILL TELL PEOPLE WHAT A TURD YOU ARE IN ALL CAPS.
    YOU ASSHOLE.

  47. Darth Ringo says: Dec 14, 2008 5:43 AM

    I have yet to hear what Plaxico did wrong. He didn’t do something NYC Mayor Bloomberg wants everyone to do?
    Actually read the U.S. Constitution and please explain yourselves.

  48. Bob S. says: Dec 14, 2008 7:11 AM

    jkorn1818 says:
    #1- “also, if you want boldin or tj etc, a top tier WR, why would you complain about the giants trying suspending plax and getting money from him?
    #2 -the NFL would have suspended him anyway,”

    #1- because there were still games in regular season and playoffs to be played THEN next march 1st they could have replaced him as opposed to now with no other options but seriously downgrading the giants offense by just getting him off the roster.
    #2- and plax and giants could have appealed and stalled any suspension the nfl could have applied for the next few months just like jacksonville and matt jones did (for admitted cocaine possession) from july to december(5 months of stalling) then accepted the suspension of “their best receiver” but only after jaguars were finally mathematically eliminated from the playoff race.
    mara and tisch cost the giants this season!

  49. bigblue59 says: Dec 14, 2008 7:34 AM

    Maybe if Bloomberg was not a zillionare he would feel differently
    Bloomberg does not have a body guard he has the entire NYC PD plus a small army of private security protecting his bussinesses so for him to act as if a gun is a bad thing is pure BS
    Its easy to bitch about others when those issues do not concern you at all
    I am not defending Plex he is a yahoo but the Mayor should walk down his city streets alone with out his protection detail or his private army
    And if you think I am wrong about the private army try and enter any building the his company has offices

  50. hoipolli says: Dec 14, 2008 7:59 AM

    Bloomberg has put himself on trial here too. There are all sorts of reasons Plaxico can get off. It’s very questionable that NYC’s gun laws would withstand appeals up the justice system. Bloomberg’s men have done all sorts of shady things trying to bust people for this stuff. And Bloomberg’s open advocacy to “throw the book” at Plaxico severely influences a trial and sentencing.

  51. Bob S. says: Dec 14, 2008 8:15 AM

    Author: jkorn1818
    tisch and mara put together a pretty good championship team. the giants happen to be one of the classiest organizations in all of sports. and who are you kidding?
    ==
    no- ernie accorsi did! when both silver spooned boys had no control of this team.
    classy? filchock? lawrence taylor? keith hamilton? a player who killed his baby? christian peter? they way they cut phil simms? etc. get real.

  52. Bob S. says: Dec 14, 2008 8:50 AM

    jkorn1818 – say what?

    “We’re going to double-(team) guys, certainly,” Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said. “But it’s not going to be every play like we tried to do against Plaxico.”
    so it frees up a man for use elsewhere? like maybe the giants running game? and maybe the main reason why those numbers of giants rushing yards gained are drastically down the last 3 games?

  53. Tom says: Dec 14, 2008 9:29 AM

    I do not dispute that Plax was foolish for carrying this weapon without a permit and shooting himself. I believe that he has been a terrible teammate this year. Where I part with all this is that Plax is facing 3-5 years in jail for this crime. I am sorry, but that just strikes me ass much too harsh when you consider that he did not brandish the weapon toward anyone in a menacing way, he does have a permit to carry the weapon in another state, and the only person injured was himself. In most states, there would be consequence for this, but not 3-5 years in jail. Perhaps our bloggers can tell us what sort of penalty would he be facing if this occurred in their town. I tend to think that NYC’s penalty is too harsh for this set of facts — what would the penalty be in your town?

  54. Mbehavin2 says: Dec 14, 2008 9:31 AM

    Now he remembers he has a wife and son? The DA’s office will be sure to bring that up in rebuttal after the defense attorney’s team brings up that Plax is a good man, etc.

  55. chip says: Dec 14, 2008 1:54 PM

    @ Fade 2 Black :
    your posts are always fun to read…
    hope the critics dont get you down

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