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Plaxico will be back in court today

While we were on hold for a radio spot last night on XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego, we heard a clip from The Dan Patrick Show during which Dan asked Jay Glazer whether anyone is pursuing Plaxico Burress, and Glazer said, “Yeah, the D.A.”

The pursuit continues this morning.

Per the Associated Press, Burress will be arraigned today on felony weapons charges.  He was indicted earlier this month for criminal possession of a loaded firearm and reckless endangerment.

An arraignment is a simple process, unless the defendant is represented by Vincent LaGuardia Gambini.  The defendant pleads “guilty” or “not guilty.”  Inevitably, and no matter how guilty the defendant might be, the plea is “not guilty.”  (Unless, as we’ve since learned, there’s a plea bargain.)

The bigger questions are whether he’ll face a trial during the 2009 football season, and whether he’ll be suspended by the NFL for the entire 2009 football season.

If convicted, Burress faces a mandatory minimum prison term of 3.5 years.

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13 Responses to “Plaxico will be back in court today”
  1. Krow says: Aug 20, 2009 9:36 AM

    Booyah… go get ‘em gangsta Plax. Next stop… Philadelphia… or prison.

  2. VoxVeritas says: Aug 20, 2009 9:45 AM

    “If convicted, Burress faces a mandatory minimum prison term of 3.5 years.”
    Unless he pleads guilty, which the Florida courts have taught us is not a conviction.

  3. broncoman says: Aug 20, 2009 9:48 AM

    or Prison? Hey Krow…I think going to Philadelphia WOULD be going to prison…I heard they are pretty much the same experience!

  4. gameday says: Aug 20, 2009 9:58 AM

    “Not guilty , your honor.” ” I have no idea how those bullet wounds appeared on my thigh”.

  5. danimal1969 says: Aug 20, 2009 9:59 AM

    NYT reporting he’ll plea to 2 years.

  6. Cowboy4Life says: Aug 20, 2009 10:01 AM

    I can’t wait for the day that I don’t have to read about Plaxico. Playing football in the NFL is a privilege not a right. Let’s get on to the people that are playing and not the ones that wasted their opp. I love to give second chances but if you remember he asked for his release from the Giants. He is no longer a story until after his trial. Please NO MORE PLAXICO!

  7. promichael says: Aug 20, 2009 10:21 AM

    Mike there is not a single judge in all of New York who would send Plaxico to jail for more than 18 months with his circumstances. The D.A. knows this but wishes to continue with the over zealous prosecution of Burress. Burress is a jerk but even he will not get more than 18 months.
    What Brafman should do is have Burress plead guilty today and go before a judge and beg for mercy under the given circumstances. Burress could then be sentenced to one year in jail, start doing his time within weeks and be ready to play most of next season. Goodell will get a fight from the players union on any further suspension. My prediction is that Burress will play again but not until 2010 if he pleads guilty sooner than later.

  8. Kidekk says: Aug 20, 2009 10:31 AM

    Cowboy4Life says:
    August 20, 2009 10:01 AM
    I can’t wait for the day that I don’t have to read about Plaxico. Playing football in the NFL is a privilege not a right. Let’s get on to the people that are playing and not the ones that wasted their opp. I love to give second chances but if you remember he asked for his release from the Giants. He is no longer a story until after his trial. Please NO MORE PLAXICO!
    ———————
    If you suck at football you’re not going to make it into the NFL. If you’re really good, you might. The NFL is a business, not a privilege, that’s why teams cut players who start sucking.

  9. buzmeg says: Aug 20, 2009 10:43 AM

    BYE! BYE! BURRESS.

  10. Cheesus says: Aug 20, 2009 10:50 AM

    I still don’t understand how you can get 2 years for shooting yourself.

  11. mrf47 says: Aug 20, 2009 10:50 AM

    Tony Dungy is already planning the 2011 Plaxico comeback tour.

  12. buzmeg says: Aug 20, 2009 11:14 AM

    @Cheesus said “I still don’t understand how you can get 2 years for shooting yourself.”
    The recipient of the bullet is not the issue here. It’s where the bullet came from, i.e. the gun.
    Unlicensed, concealed weapon in NYC is a crime that calls for mandatory jail time.
    Also, on the other hand, whatif the gun was pointed in a different direction and the bullet hit Antonio Pierce, who was likely the closest person to Burress.

  13. Jackal138 says: Aug 20, 2009 4:01 PM

    “Playing football in the NFL is a privilege not a right”
    Yes, exactly! Because NFL players are selected because of the hard work and charity efforts they do, not because they can run a lightning fast 40 yard dash, gun a ball 60 yards downfield or kick it 50+ yards through a narrow post. I mean, if only you or I worked harder in soup kitchens and with habitat for humanity why… the NFL could have picked US to play!
    And NFL players who can no longer do that due to age/injury are often kept on by teams, because they have the “right” to play football no matter what.

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