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.