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.