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Plaxico Burress couldn’t believe it when he learned he’d do two years

Burress-Weapons Charge AP

When Plaxico Burress was busted for illegally carrying a gun in New York City in November of 2008, he had no idea how long it would keep him away from football.

Now, as Burress prepares to return to football following a two-year prison sentence, he says it took him a long time to accept just how serious a crime illegally carrying a gun is in New York.

“To go on the other side of that wall, to be on the inside of that fence, knowing what your world and life is supposed to be on the other side, when they close that door behind you, you say to yourself, ‘Is this really serious?‘” Burress told Fran Charles of NFL Network. “I actually said to myself a couple times when I first went in, ‘You know what? Somebody’s going to come and get me tomorrow.’”

Burress said he thought he’d get, at most, four to six months behind bars — a sentence that he could have served during the offseason before the 2009 season. In reality, he was behind bars for all of the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

That time gives Burress greater appreciation for the ability to play football.

“I love to play this game,” Burress said. “It’s definitely a privilege to play. You go out there on Sunday, where else would you rather be on NFL Sunday to come out of a tunnel, performing in front of millions of people? At no time did I ever think my career was over. I was determined to get back.”

Soon Burress finally will be back.

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  1. hobartbaker says: Jul 7, 2011 8:04 PM

    That was a crazy sentence, considering the nature of the crime. Mike Vick as well. When the things you get busted for aren’t even crimes across the whole of the nation, two years hard time is excessive.

  2. doowix says: Jul 7, 2011 8:07 PM

    “I actually said to myself a couple times when I first went in, ‘You know what? Somebody’s going to come and get me tomorrow.’”

    Someone did. His name was Bubbles.

  3. Dynasty says: Jul 7, 2011 8:08 PM

    Fantasy Stud

  4. tjacks7 says: Jul 7, 2011 8:10 PM

    I couldn’t believe it either.

  5. apac6586 says: Jul 7, 2011 8:15 PM

    I couldn’t believe it when I heard he wore sweatpants to a night club.

  6. hedleykow says: Jul 7, 2011 8:16 PM

    Truth is, on any given day there are not many big trucks in NYC without a loaded handgun in arm’s length from the driver. The difference between a truck driver and Plaxico is that truck drivers aren’t stupid.

  7. malicegreene says: Jul 7, 2011 8:16 PM

    yea man … they played you … 2 years was harsh …

  8. rjblitz02 says: Jul 7, 2011 8:19 PM

    In related news, Plaxico also couldn’t believe it was not butter.

  9. redbear18 says: Jul 7, 2011 8:20 PM

    Honestly, this guy accidentally shoots himself in the leg, and he gets jailed for two years. Mike Vick runs a dogfighting operation and gets 3 years. Better (or worse) yet, casey Anthony kills her daughter and doesn’t serve any time? Americas judiciary system is pretty screwed up…

  10. bkidd81 says: Jul 7, 2011 8:21 PM

    Knock, Knock….
    Who’s There….
    Plax….
    Plax Who???
    Plax he gets a D.U.I. while on parole….

  11. laeaglefan says: Jul 7, 2011 8:23 PM

    “Soon Burress Will Finally Be Back”

    That’s not entirely up to him. Some team has to want him……and Plaxico is going to need to be humble and play for a lot less than he’s used to getting, at least until he can prove to a team that he can still play at a high level.

  12. pacificamjr says: Jul 7, 2011 8:24 PM

    … he realized he really shot himself in the foot with that one

  13. thehatefulnerd says: Jul 7, 2011 8:27 PM

    I can hardly believe it myself, it’s so stupid.

  14. trbowman says: Jul 7, 2011 8:32 PM

    Rough luck for Plax.

    Does two years for shooting himself, Stallworthless does 30 days for killing a man.

  15. xstaticonradio says: Jul 7, 2011 8:34 PM

    I feel truly bad for this guy. As if shooting himself in the leg wasn’t punishment enough he gets 2 years in prison?

    The point of prison is to rehab you and convince you to no longer do the crime. I guarantee he never would have been stupid with a gun ever again after he shot himself, so the prison was completely pointless.

    I hope a team will sign Plax and he can get back to doing what he loves to do.

  16. pigeonpea says: Jul 7, 2011 8:38 PM

    The more I hear about Plax, the more I am convinced he must have rivalled Vince Young on the Wonderlic. Seriously… I live in Canada and I know that carrying an unregistered gun in NY is a serious offense.

    Then again, Plax managed to shoot himself with the bloody thing inside a crowded club while shoving it into his waistband like some gangsta wannabe, so that there tells you his IQ falls quite short of the ‘gifted’ range. He’s an idiot!

  17. seanb20124 says: Jul 7, 2011 8:40 PM

    His sense of entitlement said ????

  18. thetooloftools says: Jul 7, 2011 8:48 PM

    This guy doesn’t get it. If that gun had gone off and he had hit and or killed somebody, it would be all OVER.
    I don’t see Plex picking up a local gun law book on whatever team he signs with because he’s still stupid.
    Do you?

  19. tjacks7 says: Jul 7, 2011 8:50 PM

    @trbowman

    and casey anthony gets 0 years for killing her own daughter. real fair.

  20. rlr79 says: Jul 7, 2011 8:55 PM

    Not to defend this guy because well he’s an idiot, but we do have this piece of paper, wrote a little over two hundred years ago, with the names of Hamilton, Washington, and Adams on it, its these set of rules the prevents government from having to much power its a list of things government can’t take away from us there called rights, as in the bill of rights. One of those rights is to bare arms. Look I’m not some crazy back woods hillbilly, or a card carring member of the NRA either. But it scares me a little when states continue to slowly chip at our rights and when it comes to guns it seems Cali and NY are trying hard to take as much as possible and this case shows us that.

  21. pizzon says: Jul 7, 2011 9:05 PM

    only in liberal bleeding heart new york , with all the crime that goes on there you would think your second amendment rights would be safeguarded but no everyone who isnt a corrupt cop is looked at as irresponsible, and childlike. I was born and raised there and know of people who committed violent crimes who did less time than Plax. this was nothing more than political grandstanding by the mayor. new york is one of the most crooked criminal justice systems around. here in VA where i live peoples rights arent trampled on by idiot politicans.

  22. ravensfan4life52 says: Jul 7, 2011 9:05 PM

    Plaxico Burress Cheddar Bobs himself in a night club: 2 years in prison, Mike Vick runs a dog fighting ring from his home: 3 years in prison, Casey Anthony kills her child: walks free. what does this tell me? NFL players are paying their lawyers too much.

  23. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 7, 2011 9:16 PM

    Dude is carrying a loaded weapon that he doesn’t know how to handle, stuffs it in the waistband of his sweats, manages to somehow shoot himself in the leg with it. All this happening in a crowded nightclub. I say, look on Craig’s list and see if maybe you can pick up a brain that’ll do better than 85 on an IQ test….

  24. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 7, 2011 9:19 PM

    There’s no cure for stupidity…

  25. zaggs says: Jul 7, 2011 9:23 PM

    “Burress said he thought he’d get, at most, four to six months behind bars”

    Because damn near everyone else charged under the same law gets that or less.
    Course now that Chicago and DC have been slapped down for their unconstitutional gun laws, New York will be next. Hopefully once that happens Plax will sue them for unlawful confinement.

  26. zaggs says: Jul 7, 2011 9:26 PM

    “thetooloftools says: Jul 7, 2011 8:48 PM

    This guy doesn’t get it. If that gun had gone off and he had hit and or killed somebody, it would be all OVER.”

    IF this, IF that. FACT is no one was hurt except Plaxico.
    And people who drive drunk are just as likely to kill someone. Does Bloomberg burn the constitution for that? Nope.

  27. patsjetsassassin says: Jul 7, 2011 9:26 PM

    Please come to Indy!

  28. txhc says: Jul 7, 2011 9:29 PM

    I think NY’s gun laws are extremely excessive (I’m from Texas, go figure) and 2 years was pretty harsh considering what he did and the fact that nobody other than himself was harmed by his actions.

    That said, he’s got to be smarter that. He was a member of the New York Giants, which means he played (and probably lived) in NYC. I feel bad for the guy, but he’s got nobody to blame for himself. You’ve got to be at least a little more familiar with the law than that, especially on an issue as potentially dangerous as guns.

  29. footballphan says: Jul 7, 2011 9:39 PM

    @rlr79 and pizzon–

    No one’s right to bear arms was taken away. It’s a right to bear arms in a responsible manner—meaning that you umm, need to REGISTER the handgun, AND get a concealed weapons permit.

    When you illegally carry an unlicensed, unregistered gun (which is loaded) into a public place and the firearm is discharged, it’s a pretty serious offense.

    Yes, he was somewhat of an example to deter other people from making the same mistake–but let’s not make it out like he got ‘screwed.’

    Go out into a public place, shoot off an unlicensed and unregistered weapon in a room full of people—then tell me what happens to you….

    You’d be lucky not to go to jail if you ‘only’ got pulled over with a concealed gun, let alone shoot it off in a public place.

    Yes, the sentence was a bit harsh, but he deserved to go to jail for at least ONE year + parole, at the very least.

  30. footballphan says: Jul 7, 2011 9:45 PM

    And I’m not sure that people really know what they are talking about by bringing up the Casey Anthony case…these are 2 totally separate issues.

    In the Casey Anthony case, there was sufficient reasonable doubt due to a lack of substantial physical evidence (we all KNOW she was guilty, just like OJ). It’s still the prosecutor’s job to somehow convince the jury that the crime took place, even with the short hand that he was dealt. It’s a shame, but one can at least understand that they had enough doubt and lack of witnesses and evidence. Now karma will get her.

    In the Burress case, you had all of the evidence in the world.

    I’m not sure it’s the legal system’s fault in THESE 2 examples, anyway. (although yes, the system is flawed, anyone will admit that)

  31. bigbwoy000 says: Jul 7, 2011 9:48 PM

    Plax rejected the 6 month plea deal, they offered him that, he refused it. He thought he could work out less time in a plea, when he rejected the 6 month deal, Bloomburg threw the book at him. That’s how dumb Plaxico is, he had the deal he wanted & was too dumb to take it thinking as a privileged athlete he could do better.

    Vick is a torturer to already hurt screaming creatures in pain. Enjoying inflicting more pain to something already greatly suffering. That is effing sick & he deserved much longer than 18 cushy months. Most animal abusers have it rough in prison, not Vick. He got off way to easy for the rotten, sadistic things he did.

    Casey Anthony is the 2011 version of OJ. Only OJ killed 2 people & got off.

  32. footballphan says: Jul 7, 2011 9:50 PM

    @zaggs–

    You obviously do not understand the law at all. Being in possession of an illegal firearm is a serious offense.

    Discharging said illegal weapon is a whole other plateau…

    If these laws weren’t there to protect us, it would be complete anarchy, and everyone and their mother would be shooting off guns every time there was an altercation.

    It’s not about who got ‘hurt!!’ Forget the whole argument that Burress was the only one who got hurt. Many people are pulled over every night who go to jail for a long time who are in possession of illegal, concealed, and loaded weapons–not to mention discharging them, and often times NO ONE gets hurt.

  33. footballisking says: Jul 7, 2011 9:52 PM

    Burress said he thought he’d get, at most, four to six months behind bars — a sentence that he could have served during the offseason before the 2009 season. In reality, he was behind bars for all of the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

    If he would have been in ANY other state he would have gotten that sentence mabey even less…but anyone with a brain knows that New York got embarassed with P. Diddy skating on gun possession charges and rewrote every law about carrying weapons to where they would throw the book at any soul that dared to carry a weapon…clearly Plax was unaware that New York is the one and only state that carrying a weapon is a one way ticket to maxiumum time

  34. bearsnoah says: Jul 7, 2011 9:53 PM

    He did his time, he’s remorseful, now he can be a role model.

    Welcome back, Plax.

  35. footballphan says: Jul 7, 2011 9:55 PM

    zaggs–

    and your drunk driving argument is horrible, especially considering that 2nd and 3rd offenses call for mandatory jail time in many states

    It’s the ‘act’ of putting people at risk, whether it’s firing off a gun in a crowded room, or driving drunk. The fact that ‘no one got hurt’ is not taken into account, nor should it be.

    The fact is that when people do things to put other, innocent people at harm, they should be punished.

    What do you say to drug dealers who get caught with kilos of heroin and coke? “They didn’t hurt anybody?” LOL.

  36. Soulman45 says: Jul 7, 2011 9:59 PM

    Good luck Plax I wish you will you had it hard from your own mistake.
    Stay out of night clubs, don’t hit ladies take a walk, when you drink stay at home please don’t drive, spend all the free time with your family and all will be well.

    BEST OF LUCK
    SOULMAN45

  37. alewatcher says: Jul 7, 2011 10:01 PM

    The story at the time was that Plax turned down a six-month plea deal, preferring to serve no time. When you turn down a plea deal, you get whatever they feel like giving you. Plax chose poorly.

    All that said, if Plax had brains enough to wear a holster, no one would have ever known he was carrying. And only an idiot puts a Glock in his waistband.

  38. hobartbaker says: Jul 7, 2011 10:17 PM

    Plax be singing that old Stephen Foster spiritual..

    “Oh, hard time, come again no more.”.

  39. melonnhead says: Jul 7, 2011 10:32 PM

    Plax was lucky. In addition to “attempted criminal possession of a weapon” he could have been convicted of unlawful discharge of a firearm within city limits, possession of a firearm in an establishment that serves alcohol and reckless endangerment. Also Antonio Pierce could have been popped for transporting an illegal firearm across state lines. All involved, including member(s) of the Giants front office could easily have been prosecuted for conspiracy because it stinks like they tried to cover it all up.

    Even in Texas, you get popped with an unregistered handgun you’re going to jail. You get caught with a *legal* firearm in a bar and you’ve committed a felony. You discharge an illegal firearm in a bar and you’re going bye-bye for a while.

    xstaticonradio, you can’t guarantee jack. Prisons are lousy with repeat offenders and Plaxico Burress isn’t a very intelligent person.

    As far as Vick is concerned, he not only ran a dogfighting operation, he was also bankrolling an interstate gambling ring. That’s what he went to FEDERAL PRISON for.

  40. abninf says: Jul 7, 2011 10:35 PM

    In a part of the country dominated by the anti-gun left, what did he expect?

  41. mashoaf says: Jul 7, 2011 10:39 PM

    The guy is an idiot. Reports coming before the trial were that if he pleaded guilty that he would get no jail time. If he tried to go to court he was going to get the book thrown at him. The other great case to bring up is that Lil Wayne only spent a year in jail for having a gun in NYC.

  42. mikeminnc says: Jul 7, 2011 10:43 PM

    Plax got 2 years because he tried to play hardball and thought he could skate. The DA offered him the standard, much shorter sentence and he decided to roll the dice. He lost, and they made him pay for it with a more severe sentence.

    Also, to those of you that are quoting the bill of rights…..I am coming to your aerobics class tomorrow morning. I will be wearing spandex with my Glock 9 mm tucked between my butt cheeks – jumping around right in front of you. Nobody’s going to deny my right to bear arms for heaven’s sake!

  43. east96st says: Jul 7, 2011 11:04 PM

    1) Plax was offered a plea. he refused. That was his SECOND self inflicted wound 2) Wasn’t wearing sweats. He was wearing jeans. Not a major point, but shows how rumors have replaced facts 3) Plax’s crimes were more than those mentioned. Yes, unlicensed and concealed weapon. Big no-no without a permit. There is a shooting range in Manhattan that will help you with your paper work to get a permit. Plax discharged said weapon in a crowded public venue. Plax left the scene of the crime. Plax removed AND destroyed evidence from the scene of the crime. Plax went to the hospital. By law, NYC Docs have to report gun shot wounds to the police. Plax used his connections with the Giants to coerce the Dr not to call the police. Plax then transported the weapon and evidence across state lines into NJ. So, two years really was quite appropriate. Next time you commit a crime, destroy some evidence and see how the DA takes it.
    As for the tool that said NYC is “crime ridden”, NYC has consistently been one of the top five safest large cities in America for well over a decade. I have lived there for well over two decades and the only crime me, my wife, and our children have witnessed was 9/11. Since I was there, I can tell all of you, a handgun would NOT have helped me or made me feel safer. I doubt anything short of a Apache Attack Helicopter would have made me feel safe.
    Finally, for all you Second Amendment fans, it goes like this -
    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

    Notice the first 4 words. The NRA may tell you they don’t matter but if you actually study our Nation’s history you would find that our founding fathers chose their words quite carefully and deliberately. If those words aren’t “relevant” or “important” then maybe the words “abridging the freedom of speech” aren’t important either. You can’t pick and chose select phrases to keep, or to keep out, if you are claiming to be true to the Constitution. The Second Amendment is there because the men who wrote the Constitution were born British subjects and were rightly terrified by standing armies and their use to consolidate and abuse power. The Continental Army was disbanded as soon as the Revolution ended (with the exception of a unit guarding the arsenal at West Point). State miltias were supposed to be our defensive force but General St. Clair’s militia force was crushed by Blue Jacket at the Battle of Wabash. Thus, the Legion of the United States was formed in 1791, four years AFTER the Constitional Convention. The Legion was disbanded in 1796 and reformed in the US Army.

  44. clayton43 says: Jul 7, 2011 11:27 PM

    Plax was dumb enough to carry a gun around and it is a law then is his own dumb ass mistake.. OJ gets nothing and Plax get @ years… I guess OJ had better lawyers ???

  45. goindy2006 says: Jul 7, 2011 11:52 PM

    It should have been 10 years for being stupid.!.!.!

  46. msclemons67 says: Jul 7, 2011 11:54 PM

    east96st says: Jul 7, 2011 11:04 PM

    Mr. east96st I just want to say thank you for the most intelligent post I have ever seen on PFT.

  47. We'reFineThere says: Jul 7, 2011 11:58 PM

    The difference is Casey Anthony is a sociopath and Plax (was) just dumb/lazy. Plax has the ability to turn his life around if he is wlling to put in the effort like Vick has done so far, but there is no hope for Casey.

    Whether he acts on them or not, Plax has already shown he emotions such as guilt and remorse but there is a very small percentage of human beings that just are not wired correctly. Casey will be back in jail within 5 years more likely within 2.

  48. damnskins703 says: Jul 8, 2011 12:52 AM

    That’s one of the worst things I have ever seen he shoots himself and goes to Prison for 2 yrs,,, where is that annoying POS al sharpton when u need him

  49. keeponhating says: Jul 8, 2011 1:53 AM

    @footballphan
    can you please point out where it says firearms need to be registered?

    A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

    no? ok i didn’t see it either

  50. childressrulz says: Jul 8, 2011 2:58 AM

    I wish him well but two years seems about right to me. Damn good WR. Lets see what he has left in the tank. By the way a RESPONSIBLE gun owner knows the firearm laws in the areas they frequent.

  51. tncm333 says: Jul 8, 2011 6:54 AM

    redbear18 says:

    Mike Vick runs a dogfighting operation and gets 3 years.

    ravensfan4life52 says

    Mike Vick runs a dog fighting ring from his home: 3 years in prison

    Accuracy, not for everyone.

    It was a 23 month sentence. And he got out early. Instead of having time tacked on for, you know, the real crime – killing the dogs, he plead guilty and was rewarded with a reduced sentence.

    ALL he did got him a smaller sentence for the one stupid transgression Plax got screwed for.

  52. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Jul 8, 2011 6:57 AM

    Plaxico being surprised that the rules actually do apply to him should not be a surprise to anyone who has payed attention to his career. He has always thought of himself as being above the rules and everyone else, so it is no surprise he would be ignorant of the laws and surprised that they would actually apply to him when breaking them. That is a lot of surprises.

  53. j0esixpack says: Jul 8, 2011 7:48 AM

    The dude was an ego driven jerk, a-hole and idiot – that being said he did more time than fit the crime.

    It will be interesting to see if time in the pen has resulted in a positive attitude adjustment – and if the rest was a help or hindrance for a player who is now 2 years older

  54. kingjoe1 says: Jul 8, 2011 7:51 AM

    Whine whine whine. Dude thought so much of his star status that he reportedly turned down a 3 month jail term and 1500 hours community service back march of 2009.
    He served 2 years because even after his arrest he felt he could beat the system.
    2 years seems like an excessive amount of time, but it is no more than the rest of us would receive for the same crime.

  55. 1bigtex says: Jul 8, 2011 8:04 AM

    How did I know that Casey Anthony would get drug into this?

    Okay, tell me what the prosecution “PROVED” in the trial of Anthony? Nothing! That was their problem. Quit listening to that human wrecking ball to the gonads, Nancy Grace, and move on. Plaxico was stupid. He broke the law. Then, he proceeded to break several more laws. Finally, when given the chance to mitigate the damage and get a lighter sentence, he got stupid again.

    When faced with a legal issues, hire experienced professionals and listen to what they have to tell you. Your best course of action will probably be to take their advice.

  56. lifelongbrownsfan says: Jul 8, 2011 8:55 AM

    Wow…some of these comments are clearly idiotic.

    Carrying an ILLEGAL concealed weapon in New York is a felony – like it or not. So is reckless endangerment (firing a gun – even accidentally – in a public place). If you don’t like it, don’t live there. The fact of the matter is, the stringent carry/conceal laws of NY are there to protect the citizenry from the mob and gang violence that besieged the city for most of the 20th Century. Plaxico broke that law. That he served 2 years for a felony violation is not extreme. Had he not negotiated a plea deal for the two felony charges, he most certainly could have spent 5-10 years behind bars. So all the chumps out there boo-hooing because Plaxico served 2 years need to wisen up and then shut up. His sentence wasn’t excessive. It was JUST.

    What will be interesting to note is whether Mr. Burress decides to carry a gun again (as he most certainly will). As a convicted felon, he is not legally permitted to carry, license or even own a gun. He still is under 2 more years of supervised release (aka probation). If he violates that probation he will automatically go back to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence. In addition, a violation of his probation (because his original crime was a felony) is a felonious crime, for which he could receive additional prison time.

    I think for at least a year, Plaxico deserves the “10-foot pole rule.” You know the one…I wouldn’t touch him with a 10-foot pole.

  57. semperfi24 says: Jul 8, 2011 9:18 AM

    Could not agree more 1bigtex. Can we stop comparing every legal case to another legal case, it isnt black and white.

    The same fools bitching about Casey Anthony, were essentially bitching in favor of Anthony when it comes to the other cases, LMFAO. When it came to Vick, you all bitched about “innocent until PROVEN guilty”. Guess what, no body PROVED Casey Anthony killed anyone. They couldnt even prove how the girl died. It is very sad, and someone needs to be punished, but you cant just punish someone because you think she did it. I also think she did it, but it is kind of hard to argue that a person murdered someone, when you dont know how the victim died. The defense only had to prove that it was possible, I repeat possible, that the death was an accident. They proved that in 5 minutes (did the girl fall in the pool and drown, maybe…?)

    As far as Stallworth, it is easy to argue that had the victim not been running across a 4 lane highway in the dark (not using a cross walk) he wouldnt have been hit by a vehicle. Dont get me wrong, I am not defending Stallworth, or blaming the victim, but this was an accident that could have been prevented. It could have been prevented by Stallworth not driving, it could have been prevented by the victim crossing in a designated area. I think it says a lot about Stallworth that instead of leaving the scene, to protect himself (because he knew he was drinking), he had the stones to stay there and own up to his actions, unlike Burress who fled the scene, hindered the investigation, etc…

  58. holdthemayo123 says: Jul 8, 2011 9:26 AM

    He could have killed someone – 2 years seems just fine to me. I wouldn’t give him a break for being a bad shot.

  59. indianheadmeatpackingcompany says: Jul 8, 2011 10:03 AM

    I’m shocked too. Almost all celebs get a slap on the wrist compared to us regular people. I never thought they would actually put him away.

  60. east96st says: Jul 8, 2011 10:55 AM

    keeponhating says: “@footballphan
    can you please point out where it says firearms need to be registered?”

    Could you please point out where Plax was part of a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State?

    no? ok I didn’t see it either.

  61. wferg1121 says: Jul 8, 2011 11:41 AM

    east96st: Your whole argument against Plax is wrong.

    “1) Plax was offered a plea. he refused. That was his SECOND self inflicted wound”
    The prosecution didn’t offer anything less than 2 years.
    “I am frustrated, I am angry, but most of all I am deeply saddened by the lack of compassion and the lack of flexibility,” Mr. Brafman said. “It could have ended eight months ago if anyone were willing to have a sane, rational conversation with me about a reasonable solution.”
    Brafman said the “DA NEVER offered anything less that 2 years.”

    “3) Plax’s crimes were more than those mentioned. Yes, unlicensed and concealed weapon. Big no-no without a permit. There is a shooting range in Manhattan that will help you with your paper work to get a permit. ” Yes for your home, he also would have needed a carry permit, which David Wright/Beltran were denied” That was the reason he was charged with 2 felonies of possesion.
    “Plax left the scene of the crime.” Uhhh he shot himself, so he should stay there and bleed to death?
    “Plax removed AND destroyed evidence from the scene of the crime.” What?? Pierce picked up the Gun, and took it with them. Destroy what evidence?? He got stitches in his leg?? I think a hole in the leg is enough evidence.
    ” Plax went to the hospital. By law, NYC Docs have to report gun shot wounds to the police. Plax used his connections with the Giants to coerce the Dr not to call the police. ” This tells me your really stretching the truth.
    “Plax then transported the weapon and evidence across state lines into NJ. ” I thought we already determined that he shot himself and Pierce took the gun and drove Plax to the hospital..
    “So, two years really was quite appropriate. Next time you commit a crime, destroy some evidence and see how the DA takes it.”
    Plaxico was railroaded because of his status. They spent more time, more effort and more taxpayers money in investigating a gun possession count than they do in the average homicide case in NYC.
    Lil Wayne was also arrested on gun charges only served 8 months in a plea deal. Plax got attention because of Bloomberg calling for his head.
    Get your facts right .

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