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Plaxico heads to jail

As expected, receiver Plaxico Burress — one of the heroes of Super Bowl XLII — has been formally sentenced to two years in prison.

The term begins immediately.

With good behavior, Burress is expected to be eligible for release after 20 months.

Burress pleaded guilty last month in the face of felony charges arising from his decision to take a loaded Glock into a Manhattan night club in November 2008.  His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, opted to allow Burress to testify before a grand jury in the hopes of dodging an indictment.  (The same tactic worked for Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce, who assumed possession of the gun after the shooting and took it to New Jersey.) 

Once the grand jury decided that the charges against Burress were justified, Brafman acknowledged that there was no credible defense.

Under New York law, carrying an unlicensed and loaded weapon potentially results in a mandatory minimum sentence of 3.5 years.  The two-year plea bargain was reached via a guilty plea to a lesser charge.

Many have disputed the fairness of the outcome, especially since the crime came to light only because Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg.  But the broader purpose here is to ensure that people don’t take loaded and unlicensed weapons into Manhattan.

And if anyone who frequents Manhattan didn’t already know it, they sure as hell do now.

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  1. Ryan_Mack says: Sep 22, 2009 10:31 AM

    And the peasants rejoice…

  2. Free_Tramopoline says: Sep 22, 2009 10:34 AM

    boo

  3. MrHumble says: Sep 22, 2009 10:36 AM

    Hopefully 20 months will provide the jerk some humility and a realization that he needs to follow the rules and laws of society like the rest of us…..it has to really hurt his ego to see the giants doing quite well without him. hopefully it also sends a strong message to other athletes that they are not above the freakin’ law.

  4. Florio-is-a-tool says: Sep 22, 2009 10:39 AM

    Next up for Plaxico is an updated modern version of Scared Straight.

  5. Levito says: Sep 22, 2009 10:43 AM

    good luck plaxico, and remember, when you drop the soap in the shower, bend a the knees, not the waist.

  6. Kurt M. Weber says: Sep 22, 2009 10:47 AM

    He should not be in prison.
    Governments simply do not possess any sort of morally legitimate authority to make or enforce such laws, and therefore no one is under any sort of morally legitimate or binding obligation to obey them.
    Simply carrying a weapon–loaded or not–around does not actually hurt anyone, and governments aren’t entitled to make laws to prevent the potential of causing harm, because it illegitimately and unjustly restricts those who engage in such activities without causing harm to others (harm done to the self is none of government’s business altogether).

  7. redsysu says: Sep 22, 2009 10:52 AM

    Maybe this will be a wake up call for everyone else who carries a weapon. He deserves to be in jail.

  8. Resolution says: Sep 22, 2009 10:55 AM

    Thank you Kurt M Weber, NRA president. You are “technically correct but realistically wrong. Your view is understandable, right to bare arms, etc. You do NOT, however, live in New York City and that is obvious. There is a place and time when banning unlicensed arms is 100% appropriate, and he was in a place where that was appropriate. Period. I am all for the right to bare arms, and I do in fact. That said, the law in NYC/NY is appropriate for what it needs to be.

  9. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 10:57 AM

    “Simply carrying a weapon–loaded or not–around does not actually hurt anyone, and governments aren’t entitled to make laws to prevent the potential of causing harm”
    Based on what convoluted logic?

  10. roll12x says: Sep 22, 2009 10:59 AM

    Kurt, that is rediculus. He is where he should be. It could have been someone else that got shot. Stupid is as stupid does. End of story.

  11. Nimravus says: Sep 22, 2009 11:00 AM

    Well carrying the gun does not hurt anyone. However in Plax’s case, it did. So man up and serve the time.
    If he was a responsible person, the gun would not have gone off and we wouldn’t be wasting time talking about this.
    So the time fits the crime.

  12. roll12x says: Sep 22, 2009 11:04 AM

    He is now where he should be. If you want to endanger other peoples lives, then you should be put where you are not a harm to others. That could have easily hit someone else. Stupid is as stupid does!!

  13. Gautam says: Sep 22, 2009 11:16 AM

    Kurt M. Weber, stop being such a goose …. I don’t want any idiot bringing a gun to the club I visit and then him or somebody else get injured because the gun went off

  14. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Sep 22, 2009 11:17 AM

    Kurt M. Weber — umm. no. The courts have consistently upheld reasonable restrictions on gun ownership such as licensing requirements. In this case if Burress had bothered to get a license, he could have carried the gun into the club. It does not restrict the activities of those who engage in such activities (umm, why do you need a gun in a club?) because those who wish to do so need only get a license.
    The reasonable restriction of requiring a license is most licensing requirements have some sort of educational provision where you learn you don’t carry the darn thing in the waistband of your pants instead of a holster because that is unsafe. Licensed gun owners are safe gun owners. Idiots like Plaxico get people killed. Remember, the bullet missed someone not named Plaxico by mere inches.

  15. Slim says: Sep 22, 2009 11:20 AM

    To Kurt M. Weber – so you don’t think trying to prevent serious injury is justifiable? So your thinking is that he should not be charged with a crime until he shoots someone (whether on purpose or by accident)? Using your logic, we could apply it to say, drinking and driving. A person should not be charged for driving under the influence unless he actually causes any damage right? And of course by your thinking, a person should only be charged with a DUI if the damage they cause is done to someone else or their property.

  16. mborz says: Sep 22, 2009 11:20 AM

    Kurt M. Weber said: “Simply carrying a weapon–loaded or not–around does not actually hurt anyone, and governments aren’t entitled to make laws to prevent the potential of causing harm, because it illegitimately and unjustly restricts those who engage in such activities without causing harm to others (harm done to the self is none of government’s business altogether).”
    I assume you also oppose laws to keep people from driving under the influence?

  17. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Sep 22, 2009 11:21 AM

    Given Burress’s history of failing to pay his bills for no apparent reason, Brafman should not be expecting a check for his services any time soon.

  18. Tomb says: Sep 22, 2009 11:23 AM

    Kurt M. Weber, I agree. That’s why I carry a nuclear weapon around with me. The government has no right to mess with me as long as I don’t discharge it.

  19. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 11:25 AM

    “Burress had bothered to get a license, he could have carried the gun into the club. ”
    I’m pretty sure that it’s illegal to carry a firearm into any place that serves alcohol in all 50 states.
    But I agree with your point that if a guy’s not responsible enough to not shoot himself by accident, he’s not responsible enough to not shoot anybody else by accident, either.

  20. Bazooka Joe says: Sep 22, 2009 11:26 AM

    LiveNBreatheFootball says:
    September 22, 2009 11:17 AM
    Kurt M. Weber — umm. no. The courts have consistently upheld reasonable restrictions on gun ownership such as licensing requirements. In this case if Burress had bothered to get a license, he could have carried the gun into the club. It does not restrict the activities of those who engage in such activities (umm, why do you need a gun in a club?) because those who wish to do so need only get a license.
    The reasonable restriction of requiring a license is most licensing requirements have some sort of educational provision where you learn you don’t carry the darn thing in the waistband of your pants instead of a holster because that is unsafe. Licensed gun owners are safe gun owners. Idiots like Plaxico get people killed. Remember, the bullet missed someone not named Plaxico by mere inches.
    Something about your post sounds very racist.

  21. Mister Mxyzptlk says: Sep 22, 2009 11:35 AM

    Poor Plaxico. I’ll bet his dance card will be full every night. ;~p

  22. texasPHINSfan says: Sep 22, 2009 11:36 AM

    Weber – lol. he “simply carried a firearm” into manhattan and shot himself. lucky it was himself, could have been anybody. so no, your argument holds zero water. actually this is the absolute worst example for your case.
    i think this is a victory for Plaxico, honestly. With all the fuss about this “minimum mandatory 3.5 years” garbage & the mayor coming on television touting his 3.5 year rule after plaxico shot himself, it’s great to see the integrity of the lawmakers & law in New York being upheld so stringently. /sarcasm

  23. KungFu says: Sep 22, 2009 11:41 AM

    This is such crap… he should of been treated like anyone else and got the 3.5 year minimum. Why did they need a “plea deal” was there a lack of evidence in the case that they needed help piecing it together?

  24. Debacled says: Sep 22, 2009 11:46 AM

    Wow, I’m surprised with all the bed-wetters responding to the story.
    Just because a law exists does not make the law just- idiotic politicians get away with egregious policy-making because their sheeple constituencies allow them.
    Objectively, merely carrying a loaded weapon did not infringe on anyone else’s civil liberties. Not one bit. Just another victimless crime. But, according to the People’s Republic of New York, it is a crime.
    Plaxico already got punished for the “crime”- he was embarrassed to have shot himself in the leg.
    Hopefully, he’ll get out early and play ball again.

  25. Richm2256 says: Sep 22, 2009 11:50 AM

    Mr. Weber, you are a complete idiot who is out of touch with reality.
    The government has an obligation to protect people like me from idiots like Plaxico Burress. Burress thinks it’s ok to walk around with a gun in his pants, and you say no one will get hurt. The reality is that if Plaxico’s stupidity caused him to get shot, it could just as easily have caused ME to get shot by him, just as accidentally as he shot himself. The fact the he only shot himself is pure happenstance; he had no control where that bullet went, or he would have made damn sure it didn’t go into HIMSELF.
    Your right to own a handgun ends at the surface of my skin.

  26. elmo5159 says: Sep 22, 2009 11:52 AM

    You may also want to note that it is the right to “bear” arms, NOT “bare” arms (unless you wear a sleeveless or tank top at the time).

  27. bearsrule says: Sep 22, 2009 11:52 AM

    Mr. Weber… I bet you’d feel differently if he’d have shot you.

  28. Kodiakal Karnage says: Sep 22, 2009 11:56 AM

    Plaxicon screwed up and deserves some punishment, definitely.
    But this is entirely legislative/sentencing overkill–he’s getting screwed (literally and figuratively, I’m sure) because he’s famous, and because some douchebag politician’s handler/PR guy told him it’d be great to show all sorts of phony moral outrage and righteousness.
    What crap.
    Athletes and celebs shouldn’t get any special treatment, but they shouldn’t be punished for being famous, either–“made examples of” and all that–it’s a perversion of justice.
    Again, I don’t debate that Plax screwed up and deserves something (6 months, maybe?), but if this was any random thug off the street (instead of a thug off the football field) under identical circumstances, the sentence wouldn’t be half what it is.
    The guy shot himself through the thigh, lost his job and untold millions, and suffered total public humiliation–so there’s something to be said for the natural consequences of one’s actions (before considering additional legal repercussions).
    And if all that “price paid” reasoning is good enough for the masses to exonerate that scumbag pothead gambler criminal thug dog mutilater Vick, then why not for Plax?
    Like I said, he needs to be punished. But the punishment should fit the crime, not be tailor-made or heavy-handed simply because he’s famous and some opportunistic politicians want to exploit the situation.
    And you don’t punish someone because what COULD HAVE happened, either–I COULD HAVE won the lottery, so should I just be paid as such? I COULD HAVE gotten 20 different girls pregnant during college, so should I start paying child support to all of them?
    You punish a DUI-er for DUI, not vehicular manslaughter or murder because that’s what COULD have happened, right?
    So let’s keep that whole faulty “could’ve” logic out of this discussion, please.

  29. SteelTown_6 says: Sep 22, 2009 11:58 AM

    ..and to think he could have settled for 60 days plus community service. I bet that looks pretty good right about now, huh Plax?

  30. RIP__21 says: Sep 22, 2009 12:10 PM

    Meanwhile Leonard Little and Dante Stallworth killed two people while drunk driving and serve a combined 104 days in jail.
    Plax shoots himself and gets 6x that. Justice? No chance Lance…

  31. ctkoem says: Sep 22, 2009 12:23 PM

    @ anyone defending plaxico
    plax could be serving 3.5 years, he will only do 18 months, how is he being made an example?? he is getting off easy considering it is illegal to carry a firearm into any establishment that serves alcohol in any state.
    the fact that he shot himself and lost his job and millions should not give him a free pass or a discounted sentence. he should be serving the entire sentence.

  32. pkrlvr says: Sep 22, 2009 12:31 PM

    Debacled and Kurt Weber, you couldn’t be any more wrong. This idiot carried a loaded, unlicensed gun in the seam of his sweat pants and you don’t think it violated anyone’s rights? Then the gun fell out, discharged, and put a bullet through someone’s leg….and you still don’t think it violated anyone’s rights? Just because the bullet happened to hit the perp doesn’t mean rights weren’t violated. What would you be saying if the bullet had went a different direction and taken some young girl’s head off?
    This is America and I’m very thankful that laws exist to prevent stupid people from doing stupid things like this.
    Sometimes I swear republican and retard mean the same thing.

  33. Kodiakal Karnage says: Sep 22, 2009 12:36 PM

    elmo5159 says:
    September 22, 2009 11:52 AM
    You may also want to note that it is the right to “bear” arms, NOT “bare” arms (unless you wear a sleeveless or tank top at the time).
    ==========================
    SOMEONE needed to do that. That you.

  34. pkrlvr says: Sep 22, 2009 12:36 PM

    K Karnage, how is he being made an example of? The charge carries a mandatory 3.5 year term and he’s getting off with 20 mos. He’s not getting the L. Little treatment, but he’s not doing 40 mos in solitary either. What he did was one of the most negligent things I’ve ever seen. Not only was the gun loaded, but a bullet was chambered and the gun’s safety obviously wasn’t on…..
    At least you’re not whining about gun laws, I’ll give you that….but this douche put a lot of lives at risk in order to seem like a real G. He deserves to do 20 mos.

  35. Gator16335 says: Sep 22, 2009 12:38 PM

    Well he broke the law in NY and lucky he isnt getting the minimum 3.5 20 Months on good behavior and he’ll be out but the key word here is “Good Behavior”, can he do it? I bet he can. Bubba and company will keep him straight…

  36. ctkoem says: Sep 22, 2009 12:40 PM

    whaa, whaa, boohoo,
    my name is plaxico, when i get out of rikers i am going to return to my million dollar life style and will probably return to my million dollar a year job.
    please feel sorry for me because i’m going to serve a reduced sentence for carrying a loaded handgun in the waste of my sweats that were probably hanging to my knees causing it to go off.
    i cant believe anybody can feel sorry for him. this man had all of the resources in the world… why was he in a night club in nyc trying to play boyz n da hood?? hire a body guard if your that afraid!!

  37. Tim says: Sep 22, 2009 12:43 PM

    It would appear most people chiming in to this story do not know the law in NYC. Whether you like the sentence or not, Plax broke several laws that carry serious penalties and exist for very good reason. Those of you hung up on this perceived and misguided “right to carry” anything, anywhere, notion most likely do not live on an 18 square mile island with an ethnicly diverse population measured in the millions and a history of hand gun violence effecting the populace in a myriad of ways. This isn’t a city in Wyoming we’re talking about and Plax was aware of the local laws. He chose to ignore them and behave like a thug. Thus, he is being treated as one. P.S.: Nice sweat shirt at your sentencing trial genious. He should’ve gotten the 3.5 minimum just for that disrespect to society.

  38. skippydog says: Sep 22, 2009 12:50 PM

    “I’m pretty sure that it’s illegal to carry a firearm into any place that serves alcohol in all 50 states.”
    You may be “pretty sure” of this but I’m “entirely sure” that you’re wrong. It’s perfectly legal to carry a gun into a bar or restaurant that serves alcohol in a number of states, including PA, WV, VT, and AK to name a few. In these states there is usually a law against either drinking or being drunk, but nothing about mere possession. So please don’t guess at what you think the laws might be because it just spreads disinformation.

  39. EdReed4prez says: Sep 22, 2009 12:57 PM

    Hey plaxico! Watch out for your corn hole man.

  40. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 1:09 PM

    “Not one bit. Just another victimless crime. But, according to the People’s Republic of New York, it is a crime.”
    Wait… you call it a “victimless” crime, then make fun of NY calling it a crime too?

  41. roll12x says: Sep 22, 2009 1:10 PM

    Pkrlvr is correct on most points except the term. He should get the whole 3.5 years. He has been out of football for a while now and nobody misses him. Not even the giants.

  42. Tim says: Sep 22, 2009 1:12 PM

    Hey skippydog:
    We’re not talking about the backwoods deliverance style justice of PA, WV, VT or AK. Get a grip. We’re talking about New York City and they have laws there that are dictated by necessity, common sense and a lengthy history of legal debate. The Sarah Palin shoot-em-up wild west stuff doesn’t fly there and hasn’t for a long time. Plax understood that and so should you. It would appear it’s you who doesn’t know the law or, like Plax, looks beyond it.

  43. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 1:16 PM

    “But this is entirely legislative/sentencing overkill–he’s getting screwed”
    Bullshat, he got off easy. Prosecutors could have slam-dunked a concealed weapon charge, unlawful discharge, conspiracy, obstruction, and illegal transport across state lines if they’d wanted to. Think about it. He lives in NJ, was in Manhattan. Not only did he illegally conceal a firearm, he illegally concealed an unregistered firearm. Not only that, he had it in an establishment that serves alcohol, and I’m sure that somebody will correct me if I’m wrong but that’s a big no-no on top of all the other no-nos. And to top THAT off, he shot himself in the leg, in the bar, with an unregistered firearm that he had been concealing illegally. The dumbass factor of the event is very high, it was like a perfect storm of base idiocy. Incarcerating Plax is as much a matter of his own safety as the safety of others. This is clearly a child that cannot be left on his own for very long.

  44. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 1:19 PM

    “You may be “pretty sure” of this but I’m “entirely sure” that you’re wrong. It’s perfectly legal to carry a gun into a bar or restaurant that serves alcohol in a number of states, including PA, WV, VT, and AK to name a few.”
    You’re right. I should have accounted for states that have a lot of people that think that mixing alcohol with guns is smart. Not surprised that PA and WV are on the list.

  45. tv says: Sep 22, 2009 1:25 PM

    Maybe there will be a report on whether his “jail consultant” provided needed clues to avoid Big LeRoy in the shower.
    I’m sure they worked on not dropping the soap – the one area his football training can properly serve him in his new life!

  46. Babbabooey says: Sep 22, 2009 1:25 PM

    Have fun in jail, THUG!

  47. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Sep 22, 2009 1:29 PM

    It amuses me that his lawyer describes him as a “fundamentaly good man.” Funny how now that everyone is watching he feels compelled to follow the rules. How about all the times this douche bag made simple people’s lives miserable by holding himself above everyone else and treating those around him like trash. Burress is an asshole and that is finally catching up with him.

  48. cantgetenough says: Sep 22, 2009 1:32 PM

    pkrlvr says:
    “What would you be saying if the bullet had went a different direction and taken some young girl’s head off?
    “This is America and I’m very thankful that laws exist to prevent stupid people from doing stupid things like this. ”
    The laws PREVENT stupid people from doing stupid things? Then how did this happen?
    And how could a .40 caliber bullet take off someone’s head?

  49. Kevin from Philly says: Sep 22, 2009 2:12 PM

    I have a friend whose cousin went to Colorado in the 80’s, working for some construction company that was building a ski resort. At the time, it was a REALLY small town (don’t know if it ever got off the ground since) and one winter, my friend went out to visit. They went to the local bar, and I shit you not, the first thing the bartender said to them was “OK fellas, let’s check your weapons”! Did I mention this was 1980, not 1880? Let’s forget the fact that there are still places where packing is not only normal, but expected – if you can’t carry a gun into a bar in the back woods of Colorado, you CAN’T expect that it’s OK to do so in NYC. Plax deserves everything he gets.
    As for you, Weber, the Preamble to the US constitution states that the government was established to – among other things – “insure domestic Tranquility” and “promote the general Welfare”. Keeping innocent people from getting shot because some idiot can’t leave home without his binky – I mean cannon – seems to fall under those criteria.

  50. Kodiakal Karnage says: Sep 22, 2009 2:19 PM

    @pkrlvr,
    You erroneously confuse my disgust with the political shenanigans and posturing involved in this case with sympathy for Plaxico.
    Maybe you like politicians unilaterally dictating sentencing before a case even hits trial, but I don’t.
    Plax deserves to do time, but for the right reasons–because he screwed up, not because some opportunistic politician said to “throw him in the slammer!!!”
    And the gun was registered…(in Florida).
    And NYC’s gun laws are retarded to those of us who don’t the govt. to keep us safe from ourselves and fix every problem, real or imagined–but what else do you expect in that bastion of blind liberality run amok?
    So many people all sandwiched together and living like ants and all relying on the govt. and NBC to tell them what to do and what to think–no wonder its citizens are not trusted enough to be allowed to handle guns like responsible adults, like the “rest of” the America that exists between Malibu & Manhattan.
    Look, Plax is a scumbag, and NYC can freakin CRUCIFY him for all I care…
    Just don’t be naive bleating sheep about the REAL reasons and the real impetus behind doing so.

  51. Kurt M. Weber says: Sep 22, 2009 2:24 PM

    “The courts have consistently upheld reasonable restrictions on gun ownership such as licensing requirements.”
    Then “the courts” are wrong. The government cannot be the final arbiter of the limits on its own power.
    “So your thinking is that he should not be charged with a crime until he shoots someone (whether on purpose or by accident)? Using your logic, we could apply it to say, drinking and driving. A person should not be charged for driving under the influence unless he actually causes any damage right?”
    Exactly. Government’s role is not to prevent harm, but to punish it after the fact.
    “most likely do not live on an 18 square mile island with an ethnicly diverse population measured in the millions”
    I don’t. It’s also not relevant. The rights of the individual are universal and absolute, and do not depend upon the local environment.
    “What would you be saying if the bullet had went a different direction and taken some young girl’s head off?”
    Something different. But hurting oneself is an entirely different affair from hurting someone else.
    “The fact the he only shot himself is pure happenstance.”
    Yes, but that’s too bad.

  52. VoxVeritas says: Sep 22, 2009 2:51 PM

    “The laws PREVENT stupid people from doing stupid things? Then how did this happen?”
    Because Plastico Burress is a turd that has escaped flushing for too long. Now he’s been flushed, and you can be sure that he won’t be violating any firearms laws for the near future, at least. Of course if his experience with the penal (or is it “penile”) system was anything like Michael Vick’s, he may gain another place on his person in which he can hide an unregistered handgun if he so wishes.

  53. east96st says: Sep 22, 2009 3:00 PM

    Kodiakal Karnage says: “So many people all sandwiched together and living like ants and all relying on the govt. and NBC to tell them what to do and what to think–no wonder its citizens are not trusted enough to be allowed to handle guns like responsible adults, like the “rest of” the America that exists between Malibu & Manhattan.”
    All this from a guy whose name refers to the state that gets the largest government handouts in the nation. BTW – you can absolutely carry a gun in NYC. There are even shooting ranges within Manhattan itself. Just need a license (which Plax did NOT have. And his Florida one was expired). That is the will of the residents and has been uniformly supported by both parties since it passed. If you don’t care for it, don’t come here. Trust me when I say you are not wanted. You also could return our tax dollars to us since for decades now we have supporting such “bastions of freedom” as Alaska paying out far, far more in tax dollars than we ever get back. Finally, as for NBC and the government telling us what to think – most NYC residents never watch the news (check the Nielsen ratings broken down by market) and the vast majority of people I know would be more than happy to secede if the option existed. You betcha!

  54. cfuska says: Sep 22, 2009 3:11 PM

    @Kurt M. Weber
    If I were you, I’d just stop leaving comments on this story before you piss someone off who is or knows someone that may have been injured or even killed by a stray bullet. Regardless of the law, what in god’s name is the reason for taking a loaded gun or a gun period into a club or bar? It could only be used for one reason to hurt someone. And you can tell me that it’s used for self defense, but the only reason you would need a gun for self defense is if someone else had a gun. Two wrongs don’t make a right. I’ve been in and seen a number of bar fights in my day and never was a gun used or even shown. Just keep it at home. Don’t be a tough guy. He deserves his sentence.

  55. WTE says: Sep 22, 2009 3:36 PM

    Q: What were the first words Plaxico’s cell mate said to him?
    A: Go Deep.

  56. Bob Nelson says: Sep 22, 2009 3:38 PM

    The guy was just exercising his second amendment rights.
    This country is headed for tyranny when the Constitution gets trampled like this.

  57. BorisTheSpider says: Sep 22, 2009 3:49 PM

    Mr Weber’s post only defines who the true nut jobs in this country are. Sure, I’ll defend the right to bear arms but in a freakin’ crowded nightclub? Perhaps Mr Weber should try carrying a heavy-assed automatic pistol in the band of his sweat pants just to compare results. Besides, the prison population doesn’t care much for wide receivers anyway…..they prefer tight ends. I’m done now.

  58. dj says: Sep 22, 2009 3:53 PM

    Burress is in jail for carrying a weapon while stupid. Maybe that justifies the shorter sentence. He wasn’t malicious, just an idiot.
    It’s a shame that a young guy who had everything going for him did something this stupid. It’s not like there was ANY excuse whatsoever. And, as other people have pointed out, his stupidity could have cost some their life! I mean, who in the name of God is so unimaginably stupid that he not only carries a gun in the waistband of his sweats — he doesn’t even put the safety on?!?!?!? That is way beyond just normal stupid — it’s mega-stupid. It’s almost as stupid as Kurt’s argument.

  59. Kodiakal Karnage says: Sep 22, 2009 5:13 PM

    @east96st
    Great detective work there, Columbo.
    Except not all of us require our environments to define our identity, Mr. “east96st”…
    But it was fun anyway, seeing you base your entire argument on one faulty assumption about my silly e-monikker, which means nothing more than a sporting reference to Bears.
    As for NYC–trust me, the feeling’s mutual.
    So when the sh1t hits the proverbial fan to kick off WWIII, and you scared, mollycoddled elitist snobs come flooding MY countryside looking for safety, shelter, hand-outs, and survival tips, don’t think you’re getting a single strip of my home-made deer jerky, or sleeping in my barn.
    By the way, anything I can do to encourage the secessionist movement up there?

  60. east96st says: Sep 22, 2009 6:01 PM

    Kodiakal Karnage says: “which means nothing more than a sporting reference to Bears.”
    Which is moronic since that subspecies of bear has never been native to the Midwest.
    “So when the sh1t hits the proverbial fan to kick off WWIII, and you scared, mollycoddled elitist snobs come flooding MY countryside looking for safety”
    NYC will gone in minutes. It’s a packed island on the Atlantic Ocean. We have all known that moment a nuke goes off, we’re all dead. It will be your fellow Midwesterners that will be flooding “your countryside”. BTW- I give you five minutes before a bullet goes through your head. Assclowns that think they have prepared for everything, usually have never really prepared for anything.
    “By the way, anything I can do to encourage the secessionist movement up there?”
    Absolutely. Sell your trailer and meth lab and send me the proceeds. I promise every penny will spent on encouraging secession. I’ll have secession rallies at bars all across the Upper Eastside.

  61. FloriosHairHat says: Sep 22, 2009 7:53 PM

    yeah OK Vox.
    You’re a conservative, down-home, southern-fried, bible-thumping, confederate flag waving, mullet-wearing good’ ol boy.
    We get it already.
    IOW, a garden variety redneck rascist.

  62. Raiders own the Steelers says: Sep 22, 2009 9:23 PM

    Big Blue Barf fans, your wussy franchise and its NY dress wearing team, should know Plaxico will be Raider after prison.

  63. Anubis says: Sep 23, 2009 8:44 AM

    Plax will serve about 18 mos for taking a loaded gun into a club (and if he’s so BAD, why did he need to carry a loaded gun into a club anyway). The two NFL’rs who committed vehicular homicide while driving drunk (as someone else mentioned) also got slaps on the wrist.
    If you or I had done what Plax did, we’d be serving every day of those 3.5 years. If we’d killed someone while driving drunk we’d be serving 5-10 years.
    It’s sad when a group of people who have trouble reading, writing, and speaking intelligibly but happen to have some athletic ability have such special privileges afforded them. I mean, come on! Why is he so special?
    Sure, he can catch a football better than I can but I can multiply 5×5 and get the right answer without using a calculator. I can carry on a conversation and be understood. I can read the newspaper without the help of a tutor. He can’t. Well, at least he’ll have some 18 mos to make a bunch of new “friends.”

  64. Anubis says: Sep 23, 2009 8:46 AM

    “Raiders own the Steelers said: Big Blue Barf fans, your wussy franchise and its NY dress wearing team, should know Plaxico will be Raider after prison.”
    And you’d be welcome to him.

  65. Anubis says: Sep 23, 2009 9:04 AM

    “Bob Nelson said: The guy was just exercising his second amendment rights.
    This country is headed for tyranny when the Constitution gets trampled like this.”
    ———————————————–
    Let me try to clue you in, Bob. First; let me take the air out of toyr baloon….I’m not anti-gun. In fact, I possess a concealed carry permit in my home state and carry one frequently (but NEVER in a bar or club).
    Now; there are particular reasons why ALL 50 STATES ban the carrying of a gun into an establishment that serves ancoholic drinks. Here it comes….are you ready for it? It’s so some stupid drunk won’t shoot himself or someone else, either accidentally or on purpose. Yes; it’s a good common-sense law and Plax is prima facie evidence of the reason it was enacted.
    When someone violated that law and DOES shoot himself or someone else, he/she has to pay the price for violating the law. It’s called taking responsibility for one’s own actions. I realize that’s not common in today’s world where it’s always someone else’s fault. However, a real man/woman takes responsiblity for his/her actions, good or bad.

  66. Anubis says: Sep 23, 2009 9:34 AM

    The item below, Mr Bob Nelson, illustrates why not every idiot should be allowed to carry a gun.
    ———————————————–
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009
    According to witnesses James Looney was insistent on giving his girlfriend a personal lesson in firearm safety Friday before taking her to a shooting range, MyFOXMemphis reported.
    As part of the tutorial, Looney demonstrated different safety features on several firearms then put the guns to his head and asked if they would fire, Jefferson County Sheriff told the station. The third gun actually went off.
    The 40-year-old was pronounced dead at a local hospital the next morning — the same day he was to take his girlfriend to the range, the station reported

  67. Kodiakal Karnage says: Sep 23, 2009 3:37 PM

    east96st,
    Yep, a Bear reference is”moronic”–like actual “Giants” are freely roaming and wreaking havoc in the NY metropolitan area, and “Eagles” soar above Broad Street in Philly? (and 49ers, and Buccaneers, and so on)
    I’m not “preparing” for anything–it’s just how we country folk naturally “roll”. Self-sufficient. Bad-ast. Living the prototypical Jeffersonian yeoman farmer ideal.
    Yuck it up over the redneck cliche all you like–you city kids can’t hide your sour grapes envy behind a couple of recycled Jeff Foxworthy quips.
    And once again you ASSume about the Midwest…plenty of the rest of the country hates you arrogant NY metro-sexual/metro-centric elitist snobs, too.
    No meth lab, but I’ve got plenty of “crank” for ya…
    Which reminds me–you say “upper Eastside” bars, but who you kidding?
    You and I both know you’re more the Village type, right?

  68. Rafterman says: Sep 23, 2009 5:54 PM

    Here’s a clue for the gun control lovers.
    The Sullivan Act was passed in 1911 by the politico’s of Tammany Hall who were fearful of armed immigrants. The fact that they were armed made it much harder to shake them down. Don’t believe me, try a little research!
    The law was the basis of several other bans including
    the DC Gun Ban which has already been overturned by the SCOTUS. NY City’s gun ban is going to be a thing of the past in the very near future, bank on it.

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