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Plaxico testifies, speaks to media

Plaxico Burress testified in front of a grand jury in New York City Wednesday for two and a half hours. 

Once he was done, he surprisingly spoke to the media about it.

“I was truthful.  I was honest,” Burress said.  “I’m truly remorseful what I’ve done and what happened and what I did.  I just want to thank everybody — family, friends, fans — for their prayers and support.”

Burress’ lawyer Benjamin Brafman said it took a “big man” to acknowledge his responsibility and testify Wednesday.  (It’s true:  Brafman’s head appears to be level with Plax’s chest, like mine would.)

Brafman said that Burress pointed out many “mitigating circumstances” including that he had no criminal intent and that Burress was the only victim in this case.

ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio pointed out that Burress appears to be mounting a P.R. case in addition to the one they presented in court.

It’s unclear when we’ll know if an indictment is handed down.

Again, Florio is the legal expert around here.  But it seems odd that Burress was asked questions for 150 minutes Wednesday when the case appears so cut and dry.

All of the time on the stand, which would presumably include essentially confessing to the crime of shooting the unregistered gun, might just be a recognition that Burress had very little to lose at this stage. 

In his own words, Brafman reportedly wanted to “humanize” Burress to the jury.  The lanky former Giants receiver appeared to be fighting back emotions after he spoke to the press.

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  1. Mattmanus says: Jul 29, 2009 1:43 PM

    I will be pissed if he doesn’t get the MANDATORY sentence. If he doesn’t, the sentence isn’t so damn MANDATORY is it?

  2. EskinSux says: Jul 29, 2009 1:44 PM

    “The lanky Giants receiver appeared to be fighting back emotions after he spoke to the press.”
    ———————————–
    And the academy award goes too……..

  3. CT Pats Fan says: Jul 29, 2009 1:44 PM

    This is a joke, right? The point of a Grand Jury is to determine if there is enough evidence to proceed with an indictment. Did Plax and his lawyer not know that? Save the personality and “criminal intent” stuff for the trial – if he admitted he had a gun in his possession, the Grand Jury MUST indict. This is law school 101 (and I’m not even a lawyer!)

  4. Joe in Raleigh says: Jul 29, 2009 1:45 PM

    Isn’t the hole in his leg enough of a punishment? I’m guessing the guy learned his lesson the second after the gun went off.
    New York should issue a stiff fine and move on. After all, the state needs money more than it needs prisoners.

  5. bones56 says: Jul 29, 2009 1:51 PM

    you know what in recent years how many players have been shot. i don’t blame him at all for wanting to carry a gun, nfl players are marked men. he has the right givien to us all by the constitution to protect himself.
    he didn’t threaten anybody, he didn’t try to kill anybody, he had a gun on him for his protection. let burress walk!
    and this is coming from a steeler fan that can’t stand him as a player or person. he does not belong in jail
    u wanna talk about cutting ppl like a vick a break, this dude did NOTHING wrong yet u want him to go to jail for 31/2 years give me a break

  6. BleedGreen says: Jul 29, 2009 1:52 PM

    Lanky EX-Giants receiver you mean?

  7. mholt59 says: Jul 29, 2009 1:55 PM

    Got to disagree with Joe in Raleigh. While the state may need the money more than it needs prisoners, Plaxico, being well off enough to pay for his incarceration, should have to do just that. And no, the hole in his leg is not punishment enough. An innocent bystander could have been shot and killed. The state made the sentence mandatory for a reason. If they find Plax guilty, he should pay for his crime. Guess he should have thought about it before going to a club with a loaded gun.

  8. spartyfi says: Jul 29, 2009 1:59 PM

    “After all, the state needs money more than it needs prisoners”….amen brother.
    The gov’t as a whole needs to place more focus on the PROPER application of the law. The law is NOT black and white nor was it intended to be. Do you think our forefathers came up with the Jury concept so that the people would follow the strict letter of the law? No way, why even bother if that’s the case. Jurors are able to look at mitigating circumstances and decide for themselves. In other words, there are times where the law is broken, no one’s hurt but the moron breaking the law (Burress) so let’s move on….but get his money first!

  9. realityonetwo says: Jul 29, 2009 1:59 PM

    Isn’t the hole in his leg enough of a punishment?

    Not in this country, sorry buddy. Why not just let first-time murderers off scott free? I’m guessing their guilt is punishment enough, and I’m sure they learned their lessons and will never kill again.

  10. EdReed4prez says: Jul 29, 2009 2:01 PM

    Joe in raleigh- the hole in his leg is absolutely not punishment enough. An example should be made. I’m pro gun and pro gun safety. What if that gun had accidentally gone off and paralyzed and killed someone else? A lesson should be taught to every idiot out there that actions have consequences. Every gun owner/soldier/cop would tell you that you just don’t put a round in the chamber or remove the safety unless you are prepared to discharge the weapon.
    Personal safety or not, if an instance for self-defense arrises it takes all of 2 seconds to charge the weapon and remove the safety. At LEAST mandatory minimum is appropriate.

  11. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jul 29, 2009 2:02 PM

    This fool wanted to like a bad ass with a gun. He’s 6’5 200+ pounds rolling around with Big Antonio Pierce. What scuffle couldn’t he have handled mono-2-mono? Lock him up.
    Jim Johnson passes, A. Pierce facing charges, T.O.’s out of Dallas…..LOOKS LIKE THE REDSKINS GOT A WHOLE LOT BETTER

  12. dgreene78 says: Jul 29, 2009 2:02 PM

    “The lanky Giants receiver appeared to be fighting back emotions after he spoke to the press.”
    I think you mean the *FORMER* Giants and currently unemployed receiver

  13. sluggo says: Jul 29, 2009 2:07 PM

    he had no criminal intent (with the gun), then what was if for? Deer hunting? You had it in your pants, sir, why did you put it there? Hand guns are illegal in NYC so why did you need one? What makes you so special?

  14. 2brauneyz says: Jul 29, 2009 2:08 PM

    Hey Gregg, isn’t that MISTER Florio to you?

  15. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jul 29, 2009 2:08 PM

    Plaxico Buress August 1977- September 2009
    R.I.P.
    RAPED IN PRISON

  16. 6RINGS! says: Jul 29, 2009 2:13 PM

    I didn’t see the news conference. Was he wearing sweatpants?

  17. wowbaka says: Jul 29, 2009 2:17 PM

    A preferential sentencing for the celebrities would seriously cripple what is conceived as a mandatory law aimed at reducing violence out in the streets of NY. Also Burress can’t just plead innocence of carrying a loaded gun…how the heck is he still innocent by not shooting anyone but himself. The law isn’t about who’s the victim or whoever has criminal intent…

  18. Moosechem says: Jul 29, 2009 2:22 PM

    I would have liked to see Plax beg and plead with the Grand Jury to not indict him for illegally carrying an unregistered firearm into a night club (a felony in NY), accidentally discharges his weapon in a crowded night club (another felony), injuring himself and goes to a hospital under an assumed name to get treated.
    The Grand Jury has to indict!
    Let the jury decide if he is guilty or not but it would be hard to refute any of the obvious evidence so far that should be have Plax and his lawyer talking plea bargain with reduced jail time.
    Plax should just admit his guilt, do his jail time like a man, and come back to NFL next year.

  19. Zaggs says: Jul 29, 2009 2:22 PM

    For those pissing about mandatory sentences remember, over 80% og the people charged do not face the mandatory and are able to plead down to do mitigating circumstances. Like how there was no criminal intent and one of his teammates (steve smith) had been robbed at gunpoint at his house 3 days before.

  20. zygi milf says: Jul 29, 2009 2:29 PM

    bones56 says:
    July 29, 2009 1:51 PM
    “you know what in recent years how many players have been shot. i don’t blame him at all for wanting to carry a gun, nfl players are marked men. he has the right givien to us all by the constitution to protect himself.”
    *******
    As far as we know, he wasn’t wearing his uniform to the club, so if he kept his mouth shut, he wouldn’t be a marked man.
    As for the constitution, you do not have the right to carry a concealed, unlicensed weapon wherever you go.
    ***********
    “he didn’t threaten anybody, he didn’t try to kill anybody, he had a gun on him for his protection. let burress walk!”
    **********
    Ignorance of the law means nothing. The gun could have fallen out of his sweats, discharged and killed someone. That’s why there is a law against it.
    ********
    “u wanna talk about cutting ppl like a vick a break, this dude did NOTHING wrong yet u want him to go to jail for 31/2 years give me a break”
    ********
    He certainly did break the law. The gun went off. He should be punished justly. Again, he has no right, and obviously no brains, carrying a loaded weapon into a nightclub.
    If he is afraid for his life….. STAY HOME.

  21. brian forster says: Jul 29, 2009 2:31 PM

    # ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: July 29, 2009 2:02 PM
    Jim Johnson passes, A. Pierce facing charges, T.O.’s out of Dallas…..LOOKS LIKE THE REDSKINS GOT A WHOLE LOT BETTER
    As a Redskins fan, I am ashamed to have something in common with somebody who would see a man’s death as a positive thing in any way.

  22. McWest says: Jul 29, 2009 2:40 PM

    According to Strahan (on FOX pre-game last season), the Giants have a state trooper come in and talk to the players at training camp and go over NY state laws.
    Pierce and Burress both knew that Burress carrying a concealed and loaded weapon in NY was illegal. Why else would they try to cover it up? Let’s not forget that Pierce’s first action wasn’t getting Burres to the hospital. An ambulance would’ve been better equipped to handle the situation. Yet one wasn’t summoned. Instead, a phone call was placed to the Giants’ trainer for instruction. The trainer in turn made arrangements at a hopital ER and with a certain doctor to try and cover up the incident. Pierce then proceeded to dispose of the gun by taking it across state lines and returning it to Burress’ house.
    Not only did Burress put his friend at risk of being arrested, he also expected a hospital and doctor to put their reputations and license in jeopardy to cover up his stupidity.
    I’m all for someone being allowed to protect themselves. But given the scene that unfolded in that back room , can anybody say that had Burress needed to protect himself by using the gun that he wouldn’t have failed miserably? By accounts given by the bouncers, Burress’s hands were shaking uncontrollably while he was unloading the gun. It sounds to me that he didn’t know the first thing about how to handle a weapon, and was scared of it to boot. If people want to own guns they should be educated in the proper use and handling of a gun. A gun in a novice’s hands is an accident waiting to happen.

  23. mbbrazi says: Jul 29, 2009 2:43 PM

    Carrying a gun without a license-an “UNREGISTERED GUN” at that. If it were anybody else but this dumbass they’d (we’d) be in jail and after they threw away the key they would look for it so they could throw it away again. If his mama and papa didn’t teach him right from wrong, good from bad and plain old common sense (I know, too much to ask for), that’s why they created jails and prisons-for dumbasses!

  24. vbeach31 says: Jul 29, 2009 2:45 PM

    I feel sorry for Plax. His intent was to protect himself, however he should have made sure his papers were legit. I don’t blame him for havin the weapon though. A couple days earlier his teamate, Steve Smith had been robbed by his limo driver. Athletes are targets, point blank. I know people say, well maybe they shouldnt go to clubs then. Thats bullsh*t. Every person has the right to live their life and have fun. Plax is just in a messed up situation. Had the bullet hit somone else, I believe he should have gotten time, but being that he shot himself; I dont think he should receive anything but probation and fines. He has no priors

  25. crazyasamonkey says: Jul 29, 2009 3:06 PM

    he better serve jail time. He broke the law and the punishment calls for jail time… it’s pretty clear. he has the gun shot wound, witnesses, and the gun(which was unregistered(which is a crime in itself)) Send the PoS to jail so his cell mate can go all Big Ben on him.

  26. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jul 29, 2009 3:10 PM

    Dear PFT, though I may be in the minority, I feel that dogfighting is wholesome, educational, family entertainment for kids of all ages.
    There’s nothing quite like taking the wife and kids to an exciting Saturday night dogfight, watching the glee in my children’s eyes while two vicious, hulking canine beasts, their muscles rippling with adrenaline, tear each other to pieces, fighting to their glorious deaths in the pit like latter-day animal gladiators.
    The excitement builds when the dogmen arrive after sundown; often driving expensive SUVs pulling custom trailers containing their prized fighting dogs. One by one the contenders are led from the trailers while others look on in admiration, some among them wishing that they too were dogmen. Others size up the contenders, determining the amount they will place in bets.
    Bookmakers, quickly jotting odds on small chalkboards, start collecting money as enthusiastic bettors yell, “Two thousand on Imperator,” or “Put me down for five hundred bucks on Lucky Lady.”
    Victory or death is the nature of the sport of dogfighting, each dogman, thousands invested in the breeding, training and care of his fighter, petting and giving his beloved champion animal encouragement before they are placed in the pit. A referee is in the pit before the fight; his job is to start the contest by placing the dogs within fighting distance of each other, once the fight starts, the referee exits the pit and joins in the amusement.
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  27. Bubba Maximus says: Jul 29, 2009 3:13 PM

    Here’s a question for one of the serial jock-sniffers to answer:
    Why would you go to a nightclub that is so dangerous that you feel it necessary to arm yourself?
    Obviously, it’s a “free country”, but most intelligent, mature people realize that some places and situations should be avoided. When someone (such as Laxico) exercises such incredibly poor judgement, I don’t have a lot of sympathy for them.
    As for the guy who said that law is not intended to be “black and white” … well, if that statement isn’t an indictment of the American educational system, I don’t know it is.
    The more comments I read on pft, the easier it is to understand how we wound up with an Affirmative Action president (and an Affirmative Action Supreme Court justice).

  28. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jul 29, 2009 3:13 PM

    Dear PFT, though I may be in the minority, I feel that dogfighting is wholesome, educational, family entertainment for kids of all ages.
    There’s nothing quite like taking the wife and kids to an exciting Saturday night dogfight, watching the glee in my children’s eyes while two vicious, hulking canine beasts, their muscles rippling with adrenaline, tear each other to pieces, fighting to their glorious deaths in the pit like latter-day animal gladiators.
    The excitement builds when the dogmen arrive after sundown; often driving expensive SUVs pulling custom trailers containing their prized fighting dogs. One by one the contenders are led from the trailers while others look on in admiration, some among them wishing that they too were dogmen. Others size up the contenders, determining the amount they will place in bets.
    Bookmakers, quickly jotting odds on small chalkboards, start collecting money as enthusiastic bettors yell, “Two thousand on Imperator,” or “Put me down for five hundred bucks on Lucky Lady.”
    Victory or death is the nature of the sport of dogfighting, each dogman, thousands invested in the breeding, training and care of his fighter, petting and giving his beloved champion animal encouragement before they are placed in the pit. A referee is in the pit before the fight; his job is to start the contest by placing the dogs within fighting distance of each other, once the fight starts, the referee exits the pit and joins in the amusement.
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  29. jwill007 says: Jul 29, 2009 3:13 PM

    Everybody has witty commens but I tell you if this hits home close to your families all of you would be hypocritical…….YOU’RE LYING if you say you will not….funny how if it doesnt involve yourselves you play the judge…..Now was he wrong??? YES Should he have taken permit classes??? YEs…..Does he deserver 3 years???? he– NAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not even 2!

  30. bones56 says: Jul 29, 2009 3:20 PM

    sluggo
    yeah because we know the criminals in nyc don’t have guns cause of that law
    sean taylor
    darrent williams
    that dude from jacksonville last year
    if i’m an nfl player i’m never leaving the house without a gun i don’t care what the law is
    should he be fined for being an idiot yes. but 31/2 years come the eff on… i’ll pull the stalworth card here. it’s not like he killed anybody.
    there are ppl serving less time for man slaughter than he is going to get

  31. Kevin from Philly says: Jul 29, 2009 3:28 PM

    Gee Mike, I guess that makes Pat White a REALLY big man, since your head is routinely level with a lower point on his body.

  32. green&bold says: Jul 29, 2009 3:38 PM

    I don’t believe the “mandatory” sentence fits the crime at all. Probably why jails are overflowing in this country…for petty crimes. Additionally, how can you say something like “what if it had hit an innocent bystander?” That didn’t happen so there isn’t a point in arguing. If that happened then the punishment should be harder.
    I don’t care if he goes to jail or not. I just think 4 years is ridiculous considering the circumstances.

  33. BuffaloStampede says: Jul 29, 2009 3:56 PM

    Every legal analyst is saying he’s going to jail. If that’s the case then what POSSIBLE reason could there be for him to get off? It’s the same reason we’re talking about him in the first place: he’s a professional athlete. If this is Bob who works at the grocery store he’s locked up. I’ll be very dissapointed if a jury puts their fandom above justice.

  34. Big ben Rapistburger says: Jul 29, 2009 4:00 PM

    # jwill007 says: July 29, 2009 3:13 PM
    Everybody has witty commens but I tell you if this hits home close to your families all of you would be hypocritical…….YOU’RE LYING if you say you will not….funny how if it doesnt involve yourselves you play the judge…..Now was he wrong??? YES Should he have taken permit classes??? YEs…..Does he deserver 3 years???? he– NAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not even 2!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Talk about hypocritical! If some fool like Plax, was walking around the mall, doing some shopping, and the unlicensed, unregistered fire arm that he is carrying in his sweat pants dischargers, and the bullet takes the life of one of your kids, would you be so willing to let him off with a slap on the wrist?????
    I doubt it

  35. Big ben Rapistburger says: Jul 29, 2009 4:06 PM

    bones56 says: July 29, 2009 3:20 PM
    sluggo
    yeah because we know the criminals in nyc don’t have guns cause of that law
    sean taylor
    darrent williams
    that dude from jacksonville last year
    if i’m an nfl player i’m never leaving the house without a gun i don’t care what the law is
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    That might be one of the dumbest things I have ever read. Dont mis understand, I dont care what happens to Plax, but here is the point.
    Since you would “carry the weapon for protection, regardless of the laws”, lets say that you are carrying an illegal, unregistered hand gun, and some one tries to rob you. You cant pull out the gun and defend yourself. If you pull out a gun, and shoot someone, what are you going to tell the cops? Are you going to say, sorry officer, he tried to rob me, so I pulled out my illegal, unregistered, unlicensed hand gun and shot him?
    Dont be a fool, if it is illegal to carry it, that means that it is also illegal to use it, you would be going to jail for 3 and half years.
    Spend a small percentage of your millions on a body guard or 2. If the body guard has an illegal weapon, so what, you are safe, and in the clear. If the body guard doesnt have a weapon, he is getting paid to put himself in harms way, so again, you are in the clear.

  36. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Jul 29, 2009 4:32 PM

    I think what a lot of the pro-Burress commenters are failing to realize is that, if the gun went off accidentally, most likely it was not only loaded, but ALSO chambered. This means that it could have went off at any moment, not just when he decided to tell security he had it, and then fumblef**ked with it.
    He should do some time. If not, then our country’s laws are even more a joke then I thought.

  37. 6RINGS! says: Jul 29, 2009 4:57 PM

    ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc
    Classic Post very well written!

  38. texasPHINSfan says: Jul 29, 2009 5:04 PM

    this whole thing is bullcrap. there is nothing to discuss.
    there is a law, he broke it in front of many witnesses, and he’s admitted to it.
    any motion of leniency or reduced sentence just gives the “preferential treatment to athletes” concept that much more leverage.
    whomever is “conducting” these court proceedings (and i use that term loosely) should be disbarred. there is a law system in this country, why can’t we effin follow it? If Plaxico doesn’t go away for 3.5 years, that will set a NEW PRECEDENT FOR EVERY OTHER PERSON WHO IS CHARGED WITH THIS CRIME FROM NOW ON.
    not to mention make bloomberg look like a bigger a-hole.

  39. EskinSux says: Jul 29, 2009 5:20 PM

    I’m glad to see the two biggest racists are here to comment…….jwill007 and vabeach31 yeah, i’m talking to you….Making excuses every damn day for two complete POS’s, why?..Hell, we all know why, these are GROWN MEN, who thru gifted athletic ability, climed the top of the financial mountain, but completetly pissed it all away, and i’m supposed to feel sorry for them?…Many a good man has risen above the circumstances his earlier life brought upon him, and like a true MAN did it with no fanfare, no excuses, just knowing the difference between right and wrong….I get sick and tired of people making excuses for what are jackasses……..It has nothing to do with race, but it’s you’re crutch….It’s OLD and it is falling on deaf ears……..

  40. bones56 says: Jul 29, 2009 5:30 PM

    i don’t really care what a guy that calls him self ben rapistberger has to say
    even if u do make a good point about serving 3 years for shooting a robber at least i wouldn’t end up like taylor or williams (no disrespect to those guys) the point i’m making is he can’t carrie a gun in a night club anyway so no matter what it would have been illegal. he has valid reasons to want to have a gun on him, he didn’t shoot anybody (unlike pacman jones)
    the law isn’t black and white the punishment does not fit the crime

  41. Kappy says: Jul 29, 2009 6:14 PM

    In New York State, a grand jury consists of 23 randomly picked men and women from the burough or county that the case is being heard in. Either the prosecution or the grand jury has the option to call witnesses via subpoena that have material information to the crime in question. The key here is that the defense attorney does not have the right to call witnesses for the defense to rebut the prosecution’s contentions. A defendant also has the right to decide not to testify in front of a grand jury because doing so could tip the defendant’s defense prior to trial. On the other hand, a witness does not have the right to ignore a grand jury witness subpoena because he will be arrested for doing so. Grand juries are only convened in felony cases. The prosecution, through witnesses and exhibits, will seek to satisy the elements of the charge in question. In order for the prosecution to secure a felony indictment against the defendant, a minimum of 12 members of the grand jury must vote by a burden of probable cause that the defendant committed the crime in question. The grand jury could also come to other conclusions. For example, the grand jury can vote “no true bill,” in which the prosection did not meet their burden and the case is thrown out, or dismissed. Lacking new, clear and convincing evidence pointing to the guilt of the defendant, the prosecution cannot reconvene a grand jury to seek an indictment on the same action. That would be a violation of the defendant’s right against double jeopardy. Furthermore, a grand jury can return an indictment including more charges stemming from the action in question.
    In this case Burress voluntarily testified before the grand jury. He had the right to invoke his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination, but he decided not to do so. The reason the questioning took as long as it did is because when a defendant testifies in a grand jury proceeding, it becomes a game of cat and mouse between the defendant and the prosecutor. The prosecutor will ask any and all questions pertaining to the night in question; where Burress got the gun, why he had it on him, and his hour by hour recollection of his day leading up to the shooting. Additionally, the defendant can ask for a break to confer with his attorney, who is in another room, anytime he is getting flustered or feels the prosecutor is in a rhythm. As mentioned earlier, in order for Burress to be formally charged with the felony gun possession, a minimum of 12 jurors must return an indictment of that states that there is probable cause (more likely than not) that Burress was in possession of the weapon.
    While it may seem like a cut and dry case on the outside, it certainly is not. Ben Brafman is putting together a common, but powerful defense. By having Burress testify to the grand jury and take responsibility for his actions, the defense is attempting to nullify the jury. Jury nullification occurs when even though the defendant clearly committed the crime, there are mitigating factors that will make the jury feel he is either being unfairly singled-out, or that he has already suffered a severe enough punishment for his actions. The mitigating factors in this case include the fact that Burress was the only victim in the crime, a movement away from strict, harsh mandatory sentences, and the fact that he is remorseful for his actions. Furthermore, the jury may very well find that his suspension/fine, and his inability to yet sign with a team for this season is punishment enough for the crime he committed and return a vote of no true bill. In my opinion, there is a good chance that Burress will be indicted on the gun possession charges because as former Chief Justice of the New York State Court of Appeals Sol Wachtler eloquently said, “a grand jury could indict a ham sandwich.” People v. Carter, 77 N.Y.2d 95, 107, 564 N.Y.S.2d 992, 566 N.E.2d 119 (1990) (Titone, J., dissenting), citing Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, at 603, quoting Wachtler, Ch.J.
    On the other hand, I would not be surprised if he is not indicted. It is up to the grand jury and I would expect their vote within the next 2 weeks.

  42. houskat says: Jul 29, 2009 8:01 PM

    mitigating factors-how cool is that.
    he broke the law,damn he was in a bar drinking WTH,he’s damn lucking things did’nt get worse.
    I’am sorry he shot himself is not excuseable in my book,a freaking gun in a club,did’nt call 911,something is not right here,let the court handle this one.Take it like a man Plex,plea deal

  43. EdReed4prez says: Jul 30, 2009 12:14 AM

    I have no problem with athletes armiing themselves. But why no permit? Why no gun knowledge? Why not hire a bodyguard? If he was drunk driving and hit a tree and only hurt himself he’d still be in jail. Because of the risk involved to the public at large.

  44. crazyasamonkey says: Jul 30, 2009 12:57 AM

    I’m sorry but anyone who says he had any sort of right to have the gun, or who stands up for this jacka$$ should be in the special olympics. HE BROKE THE LAW. I’ve broken the law and got caught and spent time in jail and paid thousands of dollars in fines. Guess what? I deserved it becuase I was guilty. Just like this stupid SoB is guilty. I’m tired of seeing rich Aholes get off becuase they can pay somebody. Send this guy to jail where he belongs.
    And to anyone who says that we shouldn’t send him to jail becuase there are already so many people in jail… There is a reason for that too. I think its becuase they also broke the law, therefore they too deserve to be behind bars.
    Its cut and dry people. If it weren’t for rich bastards, anyone who breaks the law would pay the consequences. So F lawyers, F Plax, and F anyone who thinks he was ok in his actions.

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