I was quite happy this morning when I sat down at my computer with my steaming cup of joe, and read “Plaxico pleads guilty and will serve 2 years in prison.”
I was afraid Plaxico Burress was going to get off considering the fact that another wide receiver, Donte Stallworth, served 24 days out of a 30-day sentence for killing someone while driving drunk. Lets just say they both make me question why I watch professional sports. There are other reasons, like the steroids, the rapes, the drug and gun charges, and dog killing … I mean dog fighting, but right now I am talking about these two.
In a public statement Stallworth apologized and said he will conduct himself “in a manner that more accurately reflects who I am and meets the high standard expected of all NFL players.” I think he believes we all just feel off the back of a pineapple truck heading down the Pali on its way to the West side of Maui and smashed our head into the pavement and lost all ability to decipher between bullshit and the truth.
What about an apology to society? He went on to say, “I recognize that there is a difference between the legal standard in my criminal case and the standard to which NFL players are held. It is clear I exercised poor judgment and caused irreparable harm to Mario Reyes, his family, the NFL, its owners, coaches, employees, and to my fellow players.”
I am sickened by this statement. What harm did he cause to the owners, employees, and his fellow players? Less money in their pockets? Get off the kiss ass, bullshit train, and tell the truth!
The good news is NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Stallworth for the 2009 season without pay. The NFL gave him a harsher sentence than the government for killing a man.
The other piece of good news is, the idiot Burress, shot himself in the leg, and not somebody else, while in possession of his illegal weapon. He will now serve two years in prison for his mistake!
Get this, his defense said, “If Plaxico Burress were not a high-profile individual there would never be a case. If he were just John Q. Public, he could have walked out of the club and never been arrested.”
I want to know what this lawyer has been smoking. I actually would like to say, “If Donte Stallworth were not a professional football player he would served a just sentence for killing a man, not 24 days out of a 30-day sentence.”
Laws differ in every state. Unfortunately for Burress, New York is strict on gun laws, but Florida allows NFL players that kill innocent civilians to get off with a band aid to cover up the stink that smells so bad we all need to wear gas masks! I say to Burress, head to Florida to party in a nightclub with an illegal weapon and shoot yourself in the leg down there in the Sunshine State where the laws are for the defendant!
Oddly enough the gun that he shot himself with was licensed in Florida, however, the license had expired in May 2008 and had never been registered in New York or New Jersey. Too bad, so sad!
I cheered Burress on when he caught the winning touchdown for the Giants to beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, and I truly hope he serves his time and can return to the game. I am happy that he is getting what is coming to him because professional athletes need to be held accountable for their actions just like the rest of society.