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mesaSteeler 09-22-2009 07:52 PM

Plaxico Burress sentenced to 2 years in prison on weapons charge
 
Plaxico Burress sentenced to 2 years in prison on weapons charge
By The Associated Press\
http://blog.pennlive.com/patriotnews...nced_to_2.html

September 22, 2009, 10:37AM
NEW YORK — Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has been sentenced to two years in prison for possessing a weapon at a New York City nightclub.

The former New York Giants wide receiver was sentenced Tuesday in Manhattan’s state Supreme Court. He will be supervised for two years after his release. Burress also used to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He pleaded guilty last month to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He expects to begin serving time immediately and says he hopes to return to football. The Giants released Burress in April.

Burress was at the Latin Quarter nightclub last November when a gun tucked into his waistband slipped down his leg and fired, wounding his thigh. Former teammate Antonio Pierce, who drove Burress to the hospital, was not indicted.

The Patriot 09-22-2009 08:03 PM

Re: ]Plaxico Burress sentenced to 2 years in prison on weapons charge
 
That feels a bit excessive.

Why don't they just send him to dumbass camp for two weeks?

HometownGal 09-22-2009 08:07 PM

Re: ]Plaxico Burress sentenced to 2 years in prison on weapons charge
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Patriot (Post 665174)

Why don't they just send him to dumbass camp for two weeks?

You really want him at the Pats* practice facility? :flap:

The Patriot 09-22-2009 08:21 PM

Re: ]Plaxico Burress sentenced to 2 years in prison on weapons charge
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HometownGal (Post 665177)
You really want him at the Pats* practice facility? :flap:

Ha! :laughing:

Can he play left tackle?

Christian Snyder 09-22-2009 09:52 PM

Re: ]Plaxico Burress sentenced to 2 years in prison on weapons charge
 
2 years is ridiculous! I mean the guy shot himself accidentally, isn't that enough punishment?:mad:

Borski 09-22-2009 10:43 PM

Re: ]Plaxico Burress sentenced to 2 years in prison on weapons charge
 
it is ridiculous, maybe they are making an example because how some celebs seem to have gotten off the hook easy in the past,. He doesn't deserve two years though. he only harmed himself, I would be fine with a few weeks of community service.

tony hipchest 09-22-2009 11:05 PM

Re: ]Plaxico Burress sentenced to 2 years in prison on weapons charge
 
mandantory minimums.

its as simple as that.

i think it sucks as well an have never been a plex hater.

shit, i got 2 of his autographed rookie cards that have decreased in value tenfold. :dang:

RoethlisBURGHer 09-22-2009 11:37 PM

Re: ]Plaxico Burress sentenced to 2 years in prison on weapons charge
 
Two years is excessive. At first I was adamant that he sees two years but now I feel bad for him.

I just wish he would have followed the laws and had it registered and a license to conceal it.

I never thought he was the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, but two years when the only person you harmed was yourself.

I hope Plax and other celebs have learned a lesson from this.

Galax Steeler 09-23-2009 04:05 AM

Re: ]Plaxico Burress sentenced to 2 years in prison on weapons charge
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HometownGal (Post 665177)
You really want him at the Pats* practice facility? :flap:

I guess there is always room for one more up there.:toofunny:

stlrtruck 09-23-2009 08:11 AM

Re: Plaxico Burress sentenced to 2 years in prison on weapons charge
 
I think it's about time that players start to realize they can't get away with it just because they get paid millions of dollars to play a kid's game.

Celebrities need to be made examples of just like they make examples of every day joe's. Some times they get lenancy and some times their stupidity in court (aka not taking the first plea deal) gets them in the arse!


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