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Burress has been indicted

ESPN reports that receiver Plaxico Burress has been indicted on felony weapons charges arising from the November 2008 incident in a Manhattan nightclub, during which Burress accidentally shot himself with a gun he was toting in the waistband of his sweatpants.

According to Sal Paolantonio of ESPN, Burress has been indicted on two counts of felony criminal possession of a loaded firearm, both of which carry mandatory minimum terms of 3.5 years.  He also has been indicted on one count of reckless endangerment, which entails a mandatory minimum sentence of one year.

The move means that Burress will, absent a plea bargain, face a trial. 

No date has been set; his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, previously has indicated that his calendar prevents him from being available until March 2010.  (In fact, Brafman has said that a trial before then would be “inconceivable.”)

The next question is whether Commissioner Roger Goodell will suspend Burress indefinitely until the case is resolved and any jail term is served.

Two years ago, Goodell did just that with quarterback Mike Vick.

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57 Responses to “Burress has been indicted”
  1. KingJoe! says: Aug 3, 2009 1:56 PM

    Well, guess dude has played his last NFL game. See ya!

  2. Vet735 says: Aug 3, 2009 1:57 PM

    If I hurry, I can put $100 on the Riker’s Island football team to win the New York Prison League title.

  3. Krow says: Aug 3, 2009 1:59 PM

    Don’t they know that he’s Plax… and Plax don’t do no jail time?

  4. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Aug 3, 2009 2:00 PM

    Lovie Smith is NOT happy!!! Back to a bunch of B squad WR’s for the season.

  5. Annuvin says: Aug 3, 2009 2:03 PM

    And the moral of this story, kids? If you are prepared to do the crime, you had better be prepared to do the time.

  6. Kevin from Philly says: Aug 3, 2009 2:07 PM

    He keeps using that word – I don’t think it means what he thinks it means.

  7. I C Light Pounder 2.0 says: Aug 3, 2009 2:09 PM

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa cyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    what a turd…i cant believe this guy was a former stiller

  8. Wrathchild says: Aug 3, 2009 2:10 PM

    “No date has been set; his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, previously has indicated that his calendar prevents him from being available until March 2010.”
    So, our legal system allows an attorney to set the dates of a trial?
    Yeah, sorry judge, I would LOVE to be at an October trial, but I just can’t do it. How’s March for ya?

  9. JayMan says: Aug 3, 2009 2:11 PM

    3.5 years seems a little excessive (and expensive) for the crime he committed but its not like the guy didn’t have the $ or the time to make sure he was in legal possession of the gun with the right to carry it.
    The sad and lost truth is that many of these cases are reduced to something else but the DA’s office decided they were going to make an example of Burress. IMO, we all deserve equal treatment under the same laws.
    Now if plax turned down a reduced sentence, well then he gets what he deserves.

  10. Desides says: Aug 3, 2009 2:11 PM

    I find it amazing that one can be charged with illegal possession of a licensed gun, especially since SCOTUS recently affirmed the plain meaning of the 2nd Amendment as an individual right to keep and bear arms.

  11. Bill In DC says: Aug 3, 2009 2:13 PM

    In the words of Enugo Montoya of ‘The Princess Bride’
    You keep using that word. I do not thin it means what you thin it does.

  12. RaidersSavior says: Aug 3, 2009 2:13 PM

    You know what…
    Good. I am so sick of these privaleged, larger than life, multimillionaire atheletes abusing the gifts and privaleges afforded to them. Beyond that, the stupidity of these so called professionals astounds me.
    You cannot claim ignorance to the law when it comes to a grand jury – surely his “to busy until March 2010″ attorney should have known that when negotiating the plea deal which he turned down.
    Now, instead of 1 year in prison, he’s facing a MINIMUM of 3.5 if the judge/jury decide to be nice.
    I would have respected the guy somewhat if he manned up, and accepted his 1 year sentance so that he may be able to play ball again before he’s too old. Now – his career is almost certainly over, AND he faces AT LEAST 2 1/2 MORE YEARS behind bars. Good luck Plax, I hope you’re invested properly, because your only income is going to be unemployment and what your current millions (assuming you weren’t stupid enough to spend them) can generate.
    Loser.

  13. surefooted says: Aug 3, 2009 2:15 PM

    Let’s see if Goodell stays true to his word…

  14. badknee says: Aug 3, 2009 2:17 PM

    Reminds me of “A Christmas Story”.
    You’ll shoot your thigh out kid.

  15. alewatcher says: Aug 3, 2009 2:17 PM

    +1 for the criminal justice system. Constitutional arguments aside, the law in NYC is very clear. Glad Pierce didn’t get indicted, he was just a guy in a bad situation not of his own making, and trying to do his best under the circumstances.
    Plaxs’ stupidity has finally caught up with him. He can add himself to his list of friends that “are either dead or in jail for stupid stuff like…carrying an illegal gun.”

  16. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Aug 3, 2009 2:19 PM

    Two counts? Did he have two guns on him? How the hell does he get two counts?
    If found guilty on all three charges, would he serve them concurrently, or would it be consecutively? 8 years for what he did seems a bit steep…although I doubt all three would stick, which is probably why there are 3 charges to begin with.

  17. Gweez says: Aug 3, 2009 2:20 PM

    Maybe he can plea that in fact it was neccesary for him to carry a gun arguing that he was in fact shot on the VERY SAME night in question.

  18. tian says: Aug 3, 2009 2:22 PM

    … and Antonio Pierce was not indicted.

  19. maddencurse2010 says: Aug 3, 2009 2:23 PM

    Good.
    Hopefully he gets 3.5 and serves every day of it.
    If Vick gets time for dog fighting, then this moron should get twice as much.

  20. Emrick Emrickson says: Aug 3, 2009 2:25 PM

    It looks like it is either get found not guilty or go to jail for Plaxico. I can’t imagine the D.A. agreeing to a plea bargain that doesn’t include jail time. Three felony charges is a big deal.
    Also, I am new here and I am not sure if we have to insult Florio every time we post a comment. To be on the safe side let me say, Florio, you are history’s greatest monster!!!

  21. Abe Froeman says: Aug 3, 2009 2:26 PM

    pro gun people like desides are effing stupid

  22. Abe Froeman says: Aug 3, 2009 2:27 PM

    @ bill in dc
    your “k” key not working? or you think “think” is spelled “thin”

  23. Abe Froeman says: Aug 3, 2009 2:29 PM

    @raidorsavior
    are you intentionally ill informed of the news, or do you always make up the stuff you write?

  24. overkil2 says: Aug 3, 2009 2:30 PM

    “Desides says:
    August 3, 2009 2:11 PM
    I find it amazing that one can be charged with illegal possession of a licensed gun, especially since SCOTUS recently affirmed the plain meaning of the 2nd Amendment as an individual right to keep and bear arms.

    The gun wasn’t licensed in NY.
    You are not allowed to carry a concealed weapon in NY.
    It went off in a night club.
    If he were in FLA sitting at home and shot himself, then he’d be ok.

  25. Annuvin says: Aug 3, 2009 2:35 PM

    If found guilty on all three charges, would he serve them concurrently, or would it be consecutively? 8 years for what he did seems a bit steep…
    ———————————–
    Plax is lucky he wasn’t caught in Florida carrying an illegal handgun. Under their 10-20-LIFE gun crime legislation he would be looking at 10 years minimum for simple possession, and possibly life for shooting himself in the leg with it (like a complete idiot altogether, I might add).

  26. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 3, 2009 2:37 PM

    Punishment =/= the crime here.
    Plax is a dumbass who deserves SOME time, no doubt.
    But NYC’s gun laws are way the hell out of control…there are criminals out there who have committed actual physical violence on someone (other than themselves) who are doing far less time.
    Is this about what COULD have happened?
    The gun COULD HAVE killed 4 innocent bystanders?
    Do we prosecute DUIs as murderers?
    (ahem, Stallworth)
    I’m just as sick of the wealthy spoiled celeb-letes mocking the judicial system as anyone else is, but this case is all about opportunistic, political grand-standing.
    Congrats Bloomy–once again a politician wipes his as$ with the Constitution in pursuit of his own agenda.

  27. longrodvanhungendong says: Aug 3, 2009 2:39 PM

    If Plaxico actually believed his attorney could get him out of this than………….aw screw it, he was carrying a loaded gun in the waist band of sweat pants for crying out loud. I don’t think balling up in a corner and chanting “Take me to s safe place.” is working Plax.

  28. RaidersSavior says: Aug 3, 2009 2:43 PM

    @abe –
    still pissed off that you haven’t been able to disprove anything you’ve posted on that I’ve responded to?
    It’s fine. I understand there are several moron’s that read this site – in fact, I come back every day, just to see how much of a lack of intelligence and intellect you can demonstrate on a day to day basis. It’s a comical source of daily entertainment that I live for!
    And, if you are referring to my facts regarding Plax turning down a plea deal – here you go:
    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2009/05/report_new_york_giants_burress_2.html
    MORON. Let’s see what further stupidity you can concoct.

  29. m2002m says: Aug 3, 2009 2:44 PM

    people who use words like “effing” are stupid.

  30. IISaiNtII says: Aug 3, 2009 2:45 PM

    So he went to the club in sweat pants? Who the hell does that? That should be criminal in itself.

  31. empty13 says: Aug 3, 2009 2:50 PM

    abe’s a dick. betting he has dual citizenship.
    licensing is infringement. read the 2nd amendment, and the rest of the constitution for that matter.
    nyc is commie territory.
    the only silver lining i see for plax is that they will go easy on a black jock/celeb.

  32. iiiput says: Aug 3, 2009 2:51 PM

    Plexiglass will soon become Flexi-ass.

  33. aj_beerzynski says: Aug 3, 2009 2:58 PM

    Should have used the Chewbacca defense

  34. Kidekk says: Aug 3, 2009 2:58 PM

    Wrathchild says:
    August 3, 2009 2:10 PM
    “No date has been set; his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, previously has indicated that his calendar prevents him from being available until March 2010.”
    So, our legal system allows an attorney to set the dates of a trial?
    Yeah, sorry judge, I would LOVE to be at an October trial, but I just can’t do it. How’s March for ya?
    ————————–
    The constitution calls for fair trials, and it would not be fair to deprive Plaxico of being represented by whom he thinks best to represent him. It’s also quite possible, you know, that his lawyer has other clients and other set court dates, but I guess it would be fair to his other clients to reschedule their trials so that he can represent Plax in a time you see fitting.

  35. HarrisonHits says: Aug 3, 2009 3:02 PM

    “your “k” key not working? or you think “think” is spelled “thin”
    Um, he was quoting a movie with a Spanish character and that was an attempt to recreate the character’s accent.
    As to the March 2010 date, I don’t think the judge will give a damn about Plax’s availability and will set the date when he feels like it. Would hope so at least.

  36. QBall says: Aug 3, 2009 3:09 PM

    alewatcher says: August 3, 2009 2:17 PM
    “+1 for the criminal justice system. Constitutional arguments aside, the law in NYC is very clear.”
    Constitutional arguments aside? Alewatcher… buddy… the Constitution is the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND in this country. The NYC law may be very clear, but it is also in DIRECT, UNEQUIVOCAL VIOLATION OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. (Of course, what should you expect from a State that sends a carpetbagger like Hitlery Stalin Clinton to the U.S. Senate?)
    Seriously, all of you nitwits who can’t handle living in a country where the police power of the state is, in theory, severely limited by a constitution need to pack up and start looking for a more utopian place to live. I suggest you check out sub-Saharan Africa for starters.

  37. Grkboiler says: Aug 3, 2009 3:16 PM

    Who wears sweatpants to a night club?
    What did Seinfeld say about people who wear sweatpants in public?
    Show the clip Mr. Florio.

  38. Kidekk says: Aug 3, 2009 3:17 PM

    The fact that the gun was registered in another state, but just not in New York is interesting. There are probably a lot of laws that people overlook when they are moving because you wouldn’t think twice about it. For example, if you had a car would you know to get your licenses changed when you moved, and even if you were made aware of the deadline (usually 30 days) would you change it within those thirty days or would it lapse (people are pulled over for expired tags all of the time when they live and work in one state)?
    All that being said, I don’t know what the NY laws are on concealed weapons (someone will educate me, I’m sure), but all implications are that it is illegal. If there was a such charge as reckless possession of a gun, I think that would be a more fitting charge. The fact that the gun is registered in his name in one state is not the same as him having some gun that he bought off of the street with the serial number scratched off and is just a burner (untraceable). I’m pretty sure the law was put in place for situations like the latter to prevent the possession of unlicensed, unregistered guns which will most likely be used in the commission of crimes. Reasonably, he should be charged with a lesser crime and I’m sure if he was not Plaxico Burress something would have been worked out (and if the proposed deal for two months was really rejected, he is an idiot and the preceding statement is moot, but his attorney said that no such deal was in place, according to my memory). Anyway, it’s not that big of a deal because he shot himself as opposed to someone else. The legal system will play itself out as it always does, and he will get his punishment that will be viewed by some as just, and by some as unjust. Based on the fact that the gun was registered in his name, even if it was in another state, I don’t think he should do 3.5 years. Not even 6 months. But, if there is a law against concealed weapons (not having a permit to carry one) in New York, his sentence should run along those parameters if he is found guilty.

  39. VonClausewitz says: Aug 3, 2009 3:45 PM

    Congratulations Yanks,
    Another nail in the coffin of your freedom.

  40. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Aug 3, 2009 3:50 PM

    empty13 says: August 3, 2009 2:50 PM
    licensing is infringement. read the 2nd amendment, and the rest of the constitution for that matter.
    =======================================
    Call it what you want, but not requiring someone to license is idiotic. I don’t have any hard numbers for you, but I am pretty sure the number of crimes involving a gun that have been solved either directly or indirectly by knowing where the gun came from is right up there with the number of hit and runs solved by knowing the license plate number of the car that did it. To allow anonymous ownership of guns is foolish, at best. I am all for gun ownership (other than fully automatic – sorry, don’t see a need for anything more than semi), but I think every firearm should AT LEAST be registered. I know the criminals are still going to get their guns through illegal channels, but registration at least gives the cops trying to solve the crime a starting point. If anyone you care about was ever killed by a thug with a gun, I’m sure you’d feel much better knowing that the police at least knew where the gun originally came from.
    This across the board, all or none attitude that gun advocates all seem to share makes their whole argument less credible, and accounts for much of the reason they get called gun nuts.

  41. y3k-bug says: Aug 3, 2009 3:51 PM

    “I find it amazing that one can be charged with illegal possession of a licensed gun, especially since SCOTUS recently affirmed the plain meaning of the 2nd Amendment as an individual right to keep and bear arms.”
    It was licensed in another state (Florida) and then later brought to NY. Further, the registration had expired.
    Try using facts when you argue, they work wonders.

  42. Kidekk says: Aug 3, 2009 3:54 PM

    @wemissyoudan, the gun was registered in the state of Florida, just not in New York. It’s not like authorities in any state didn’t know that he owned the gun which could be traced back to him.

  43. VoxVeritas says: Aug 3, 2009 4:03 PM

    “And the moral of this story, kids? If you are prepared to do the crime, you had better be prepared to do the time. ”
    That moral is lost on Antonio Pierce.

  44. VoxVeritas says: Aug 3, 2009 4:08 PM

    “Congratulations Yanks,
    Another nail in the coffin of your freedom.”
    How terrible that we won’t have the freedom to carry a loaded, unregistered handgun into a bar!

  45. Abe Froeman says: Aug 3, 2009 4:09 PM

    Raidorssavoir, I don’t recall you ever commentated on my posts before. Take your meds today?

  46. VoxVeritas says: Aug 3, 2009 4:12 PM

    “Two counts? Did he have two guns on him? How the hell does he get two counts?”
    It’s NY. They probably indicted him on Pierce’s transgressions, too.

  47. VoxVeritas says: Aug 3, 2009 4:15 PM

    “This across the board, all or none attitude that gun advocates all seem to share makes their whole argument less credible, and accounts for much of the reason they get called gun nuts.”
    I agree. I’m a gun advocate but I understand why the antis are concerned with all of these loons running around thinking that they know what they’re talking about. Especially the ones that spout constitutional nonsense. It’s as if they just woke up to the issue this week.

  48. Abe Froeman says: Aug 3, 2009 4:31 PM

    I love how after telling pple they shouldn’t comment if they don’t understand the law he goes and posts something like this:
    “Two counts? Did he have two guns on him? How the hell does he get two counts?”
    It’s NY. They probably indicted him on Pierce’s transgressions, too.

  49. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 3, 2009 4:38 PM

    Plax was just caught in the crossfire of the few simple steps needed to completely subdue a populace, in order to achieve an absolute unchecked federal tyranny:
    Take people’s guns. Check.
    (Sorry, Plax–collateral damage).
    Control people’s education. Check.
    Regulate what they eat/consume. Check.
    Control what they watch/hear. Check.
    Control their physical well-being and health care system. Check.
    Kill private business and entrepreneurialism.
    Create enormous irrevocable programs, but bill the future, our children and grandchildren. Check.
    Buy more supporters by making them dependent by absorbing their debt and “providing for their needs”. Check.
    Never waste the opportunity of a “crisis” to seize further power.
    Check.
    Kill any states’ rights (that conflict with your own “vision”).
    Check.
    Ridicule and demonize any dissenters. Check.
    Vigilantly stay in campaign mode. Check.
    But use more palatable terms for your plan with appealing phrases and buzzwords like “green”, “diversity”, “investment” and “social change”…

  50. Wrathchild says: Aug 3, 2009 5:16 PM

    @Kiddek – Ok, I understand your point, but then what’s to stop someone from finding a lawyer who’s booked up for two years?
    Ah, who cares, he’ll be suspended until the trial is over anyway. So, delay it forever for all I care.

  51. alewatcher says: Aug 3, 2009 5:37 PM

    # QBall says: August 3, 2009 3:09 PM
    alewatcher says: August 3, 2009 2:17 PM
    “+1 for the criminal justice system. Constitutional arguments aside, the law in NYC is very clear.”
    Constitutional arguments aside? Alewatcher… buddy… the Constitution is the SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND in this country. The NYC law may be very clear, but it is also in DIRECT, UNEQUIVOCAL VIOLATION OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION. (Of course, what should you expect from a State that sends a carpetbagger like Hitlery Stalin Clinton to the U.S. Senate?)
    Seriously, all of you nitwits who can’t handle living in a country where the police power of the state is, in theory, severely limited by a constitution need to pack up and start looking for a more utopian place to live. I suggest you check out sub-Saharan Africa for starters.
    ———————
    I know what the Constitution says. I’ve read it. The fact remains that the states are allowed to make laws, (we are, after all, a Federalist Republic) and we must abide by those laws, regardless of whether we think those laws are wrong. Plax could have easily obtained a carry permit by taking some classes and getting certified, but he has to do the thug thing and carry a Glock in his waistband. Anyone familiar with Glocks knows you don’t do that, unless you want to shoot yourself. You put it in a holster.
    As far as gun laws go, I’m glad we have gun laws to protect us against idiots that don’t know how to handle a firearm. If Plax wants to take this to the Supreme Court, he’s welcome to try. I’m sure his lawyer will happily take his money.
    I’d be interested in seeing what SCOTUS has to say about this particular law, but I’m with NYC on this one.

  52. VoxVeritas says: Aug 3, 2009 5:41 PM

    “I love how after telling pple they shouldn’t comment if they don’t understand the law he goes and posts something like this: ”
    It was a joke, much like you picking the name of Chicago’s Sausage King. Not only do you have no knowledge of the law, you don’t have a sense of humor.

  53. icyhot09 says: Aug 3, 2009 6:31 PM

    Nothing but bunch of racist ignorant, people who have nothing better to post. He made a big mistake and who the h…are you people here to judge about yanks and this and that. I can bet the majority on here have guns unregistered and then some in their homes and vehicles!!!!!

  54. Abe Froeman says: Aug 3, 2009 6:45 PM

    Yeah it was a joke that demonstrated how you know nothing about the law and need to keep your mouth shut.
    And the only thing funny you’ve said is me having no knowledge of the law.
    But please, continue with your illogical thinking where in consecutive sentences you acknowledge the joke in my name, then in the next saying I have no sense of humor. Classic!

  55. Huskersrule says: Aug 3, 2009 11:19 PM

    “Burress has been indicted
    Posted by Mike Florio on August 3, 2009 1:49 PM ET
    ESPN reports that receiver Plaxico Burress has been indicted on felony weapons charges arising from the November 2008 incident in a Manhattan nightclub, during which Burress accidentally shot himself with a gun he was toting in the waistband of his sweatpants.
    According to Sal Paolantonio of ESPN, Burress has been indicted on two counts of felony criminal possession of a loaded firearm, both of which carry mandatory minimum terms of 3.5 years. He also has been indicted on one count of reckless endangerment, which entails a mandatory minimum sentence of one year.
    The move means that Burress will, absent a plea bargain, face a trial.
    No date has been set; his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, previously has indicated that his calendar prevents him from being available until March 2010. (In fact, Brafman has said that a trial before then would be “inconceivable.”)
    The next question is whether Commissioner Roger Goodell will suspend Burress indefinitely until the case is resolved and any jail term is served.
    Two years ago, Goodell did just that with quarterback Mike Vick.
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    KingJoe! says:
    August 3, 2009 1:56 PM
    Well, guess dude has played his last NFL game. See ya!
    Vet735 says:
    August 3, 2009 1:57 PM
    If I hurry, I can put $100 on the Riker’s Island football team to win the New York Prison League title.
    Krow says:
    August 3, 2009 1:59 PM
    Don’t they know that he’s Plax… and Plax don’t do no jail time?
    whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says:
    August 3, 2009 2:00 PM
    Lovie Smith is NOT happy!!! Back to a bunch of B squad WR’s for the season.
    Annuvin says:
    August 3, 2009 2:03 PM
    And the moral of this story, kids? If you are prepared to do the crime, you had better be prepared to do the time.
    Kevin from Philly says:
    August 3, 2009 2:07 PM
    He keeps using that word – I don’t think it means what he thinks it means.
    I C Light Pounder 2.0 says:
    August 3, 2009 2:09 PM
    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa cyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    what a turd…i cant believe this guy was a former stiller
    Wrathchild says:
    August 3, 2009 2:10 PM
    “No date has been set; his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, previously has indicated that his calendar prevents him from being available until March 2010.”
    So, our legal system allows an attorney to set the dates of a trial?
    Yeah, sorry judge, I would LOVE to be at an October trial, but I just can’t do it. How’s March for ya?
    JayMan says:
    August 3, 2009 2:11 PM
    3.5 years seems a little excessive (and expensive) for the crime he committed but its not like the guy didn’t have the $ or the time to make sure he was in legal possession of the gun with the right to carry it.
    The sad and lost truth is that many of these cases are reduced to something else but the DA’s office decided they were going to make an example of Burress. IMO, we all deserve equal treatment under the same laws.
    Now if plax turned down a reduced sentence, well then he gets what he deserves.
    Desides says:
    August 3, 2009 2:11 PM
    I find it amazing that one can be charged with illegal possession of a licensed gun, especially since SCOTUS recently affirmed the plain meaning of the 2nd Amendment as an individual right to keep and bear arms.
    Bill In DC says:
    August 3, 2009 2:13 PM
    In the words of Enugo Montoya of ‘The Princess Bride’
    You keep using that word. I do not thin it means what you thin it does.
    RaidersSavior says:
    August 3, 2009 2:13 PM
    You know what…
    Good. I am so sick of these privaleged, larger than life, multimillionaire atheletes abusing the gifts and privaleges afforded to them. Beyond that, the stupidity of these so called professionals astounds me.
    You cannot claim ignorance to the law when it comes to a grand jury – surely his “to busy until March 2010″ attorney should have known that when negotiating the plea deal which he turned down.
    Now, instead of 1 year in prison, he’s facing a MINIMUM of 3.5 if the judge/jury decide to be nice.
    I would have respected the guy somewhat if he manned up, and accepted his 1 year sentance so that he may be able to play ball again before he’s too old. Now – his career is almost certainly over, AND he faces AT LEAST 2 1/2 MORE YEARS behind bars. Good luck Plax, I hope you’re invested properly, because your only income is going to be unemployment and what your current millions (assuming you weren’t stupid enough to spend them) can generate.
    Loser.
    surefooted says:
    August 3, 2009 2:15 PM
    Let’s see if Goodell stays true to his word…
    badknee says:
    August 3, 2009 2:17 PM
    Reminds me of “A Christmas Story”.
    You’ll shoot your thigh out kid.
    alewatcher says:
    August 3, 2009 2:17 PM
    +1 for the criminal justice system. Constitutional arguments aside, the law in NYC is very clear. Glad Pierce didn’t get indicted, he was just a guy in a bad situation not of his own making, and trying to do his best under the circumstances.
    Plaxs’ stupidity has finally caught up with him. He can add himself to his list of friends that “are either dead or in jail for stupid stuff like…carrying an illegal gun.”
    WeMissYouDan says:
    August 3, 2009 2:19 PM
    Two counts? Did he have two guns on him? How the hell does he get two counts?
    If found guilty on all three charges, would he serve them concurrently, or would it be consecutively? 8 years for what he did seems a bit steep…although I doubt all three would stick, which is probably why there are 3 charges to begin with.
    Gweez says:
    August 3, 2009 2:20 PM
    Maybe he can plea that in fact it was neccesary for him to carry a gun arguing that he was in fact shot on the VERY SAME night in question.
    tian says:
    August 3, 2009 2:22 PM
    … and Antonio Pierce was not indicted.
    maddencurse2010 says:
    August 3, 2009 2:23 PM
    Good.
    Hopefully he gets 3.5 and serves every day of it.
    If Vick gets time for dog fighting, then this moron should get twice as much.
    Emrick Emrickson says:
    August 3, 2009 2:25 PM
    It looks like it is either get found not guilty or go to jail for Plaxico. I can’t imagine the D.A. agreeing to a plea bargain that doesn’t include jail time. Three felony charges is a big deal.
    Also, I am new here and I am not sure if we have to insult Florio every time we post a comment. To be on the safe side let me say, Florio, you are history’s greatest monster!!!”
    Hey Florio, you got any copies of that rag you wrote “quarterback of the future.” This guy should get one, that has to be the quote of the week.

  56. texasPHINSfan says: Aug 4, 2009 11:50 AM

    how is this even going to trial? There is no need to prove anything, he’s already confessed and there is proof by witness, hospital records, etc, etc….
    if it is a mandatory sentence, and the grand jury decides to “indict” him, shouldn’t that just mean 3.5 years?
    save the legal system’s time and money and stop wasting it all with stupid crap like this!

  57. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Aug 4, 2009 11:55 AM

    @ Huskersrule:
    I bet Florio’s book isn’t as long as your post. What’s the deal with that?

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