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Burress to appear in front of grand jury Wednesday

As first reported by ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, Plaxico Burress will appear in front of a grand jury Wednesday. 

The Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star Ledger confirmed the news on his Twitter account Tuesday, after receiving an email from Burress’ lawyer.

Frankly, I’m not the legal expert around these parts, so I suggest checking out Florio’s post from Monday night for the ramifications of Burress’ appearance.

The grand jury is considering whether to indict Burress on felony gun charges.  We learned Tuesday that the District Attorney’s office in New York City also plans to indict Burress’ teammate Antonio Pierce.

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8 Responses to “Burress to appear in front of grand jury Wednesday”
  1. xgbx says: Jul 28, 2009 1:52 PM

    I hope he shows up in sweat pants.

  2. Bob Nelson says: Jul 28, 2009 1:59 PM

    He would never get indicted in Nevada, Arizona Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, or other Western States.
    Who knows with those wimpy East Coasters and weirdos in New York?
    He surely learned his lesson the hard way and is very unlikely to repeat his error.
    Possesion of personal property guaranteed under the Constitution should never be illegal.

  3. Buttered Izel Jenkins says: Jul 28, 2009 2:28 PM

    Jesus, Florio, since you moved to NBC you’ve really gotten some dumb commenters, but Bob Nelson might be the dumbest after that one.
    So, following your logic, it’s okay for me as a “weirdo” New Yorker to swing around a knife or an axe in public as long as I paid for it and I don’t happen to slice anyone else with it, besides myself? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
    “You know, we’re living in a society!”

  4. 6RINGS! says: Jul 28, 2009 2:32 PM

    His attorney may want to check his pants for a gun before he steps in that courtroom. This should be interesting!!!

  5. VoxVeritas says: Jul 28, 2009 3:09 PM

    “He would never get indicted in Nevada, Arizona Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, or other Western States.”
    Those states have laws against possession of unregistered handguns.

  6. winkel33 says: Jul 28, 2009 3:32 PM

    The DA in this case is simply grandstanding, trying to use this incident to look tough on crime and to show that being famous doesn’t mean you can do what you want. That all sounds great, but in reality, this is a case where celebrity is hurting the person more than helping. If the same facts applied to a person who wasn’t famous, this case likely results in little or no jail time. I know all states are different and have different laws, but in the Washington Post today, a person was charged in maryland with pointing a handgun at a police officer. His deal – plead guilty to a misdemeanor and sentenced to 100 days in jail. That crime is far worse than Plaxico’s.

  7. fdioman says: Jul 28, 2009 4:02 PM

    “Those states have laws against possession of unregistered handguns.”
    Ahhh check again. Those states do not require registration.
    Off the top of my head very few states do infact require registration such as HI, CA, CT and NY to name a few.

  8. tom coughlin's coat holder says: Jul 28, 2009 5:02 PM

    hey plax,don’t forget clean underware.

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