Since a Monday prediction from a prominent NFL insider worked out pretty well, another prominent NFL insider has gotten in on the act.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen offered up what appears to be a prediction during the Tuesday morning SportsCenter marathon.
“I think [Commissioner Roger] Goodell will make a decision some time shortly, within the next week,” Mortensen said. “And he will suspend Plaxico Burress for a year.”
[UPDATE: Peter King of SI.com also predicted in his Monday Morning Quarterback Column that Goodell will suspend Burress for the entire 2009 season.]
Burress is facing felony weapons charges in New York arising from a November 2008 self-shooting incident.
In 2007, Goodell suspended Mike Vick indefinitely after he was indicted on federal conspiracy charges relating to gambling and dogfighting. Burress was indicted earlier this month.
As we argued last night, it’s not fair to continue to force Burress to twist in the wind, since his uncertain status was operating as a de facto suspension, keeping anyone from pursuing him.