Plaxico Buress accepts plea deal of TWO YEARS!

August 20, 2009

Keep your head up....strong upper lip and dont take shit from anyone...

Keep your head up....strong upper lip and don't take shit from anyone...

Prison time aint no joke….When I see the headline, all I can think about is Jadakiss and Why? bumping on the stereo…

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Here is a little snippet of the lyrics from Jada

Why they gotta open your package and read your mail
Why they stop lettin’ niggas get degrees in jail
Why you gotta do eighty-five percent of your time
And why do niggas lie in eighty-five percent of they rhymes
Why a nigga always want what he can’t have

The line that always gets me is why do niggas got to do 85 percent of your time.  Plax is about to learn the hard way about that.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009 Burress pleads guilty on felony charge news services NEW YORK — Former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty Thursday to a weapons charge and agreed to a two-year prison term for accidentally shooting himself at a Manhattan nightclub. Burress pleaded guilty to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a lesser charge than he initially faced. Under a plea agreement, he agreed to a two-year prison sentence and two years of supervised release. Burress was indicted earlier this month on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of reckless endangerment. He faced a minimum sentence of 3½ years if convicted at a trial. The guilty plea ends months of haggling between Burress’ attorney and the Manhattan district attorney’s office. The case went to a grand jury earlier this month after negotiations broke down, apparently because District Attorney Robert Morgenthau was insisting that Burress serve at least two years in prison. Assistant District Attorney Mark Dwyer said it is standard policy to request a two-year sentence as part of a plea bargain on such serious charges.

I still don’t get why this is a serious crime. The only thing serious is that another famous athlete is caught up. It seems that you are making it serious to seem hard on crime and to make it look like you don’t play favorites, but we all know that is not true. This is not about race, but it is about class, race, fame and circumstance. If this was something that they found in the car during a traffic search, it would still be serious, but he wouldn’t do jail time. He would be able to run the registered in FLA cap, and get around serious time. This feels more like a punishment for stupidity than for anything else…

Sentencing was set for Sept. 22. In a Manhattan state Supreme Court room on Thursday, the soft-spoken Burress, wearing a dark blue suit, first entered a not-guilty plea to the initial charges against him. After attorneys on both sides conferred, Burress said, “guilty” to the new attempted weapons possession charge. His attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said in court that the 31-year-old Burress was thinking of his family in taking the plea, although he questioned the recommended prison sentence. “This was not an intentional criminal act,” Brafman said. “In my judgment, a two-year prison sentence is a very severe punishment.” With time off for good behavior, the sentence could be reduced to 20 months. Burress and former teammate Antonio Pierce were at the Latin Quarter nightclub in late November 2008 when a gun tucked into Burress’ waistband slipped down his leg and fired, shooting him in the right thigh. The bullet narrowly missed a nightclub security guard who was standing inches away, prosecutors said, lodged in the floor and was recovered by a bartender. The gun was not licensed in New York or in New Jersey, where Burress lived, prosecutors said. His license to carry a concealed weapon in the state of Florida had expired in May 2008. Prosecutors said Pierce drove Burress to a hospital, then took the gun to his own home in New Jersey, where it was later delivered to Burress’ home. Pierce was not indicted. The grand jury also did not indict the nightclub security guard who carried the gun to Pierce’s car or the hospital staff members who failed to notify police that Burress had been shot.

So all of those people, under the letter of the law, committed a crime, but the grand jury refused to indict them for their role in the situation? Under the law, any gun accident has to be reported to the police. That didn’t happen in this case. Someone could have lost their license to practice medicene. Would that have been too severe? Evidently, by the refusal to bring charges. But, Plax is going ot lose his career with two years in the slammer and it’s okay.

Burress, who caught the winning touchdown for the Giants against the New England Patriots in the final minute of the 2008 Super Bowl, also could face disciplinary action by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen reported that Goodell and Burress had met last week. The Giants released Burress in April; he had yet to sign with another team. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

I just hope that athletes remember that this is not the wild west, and you do not need to carry a gun.  think Vernon Forrest…R.I.P.

4 Responses to “Plaxico Buress accepts plea deal of TWO YEARS!”

  1. It’s a serious crime because within the state of NY . When you carry an unlicensed weapon across state lines and then into a venue where there’s alcohol also being served it’s a felony. That’s as succinct as it can be put. Burress and his lawyer were just proving once again what a pair of friggin’ as_holes they really are ! Not only that you seemingly mistaken the fact that Burress also endangered the lives of the patrons of the club by bringing the weapon there to begin with. What would’ve happened had he fired the weapon and then hit an innocent bystander ? Think about all the way through before trying to make a statement .

    Alan Parkins

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  3. Ronin Storm said

    Ha Ha Ha.
    What a dummy. He deserves to do 2 years for stupidity.
    Ditch the gun!!! Get the bullet from the bartender, (your new best friend)pay him off, and ditch the bullet.
    Why say it was your gun?
    Everyone knows you can’t carry a gun in NYC.
    Just say you got shot at the club and you don’t know where the bullet came from. Say it was officer Ricky’s crew b/c you rep 50.
    The next day apply for a concealed weapons license and a private bodyguard license b/c you are high risk and important to the city as a Giant.
    Then go out to the clubs legally strapped.

  4. Ronin Storm

    Even he’d had ditched the gun the NYPD would’ve still charged him with a felony. Burress is way too stupid for his own good. Just like the vast majority of the players in the NFL ! They’re about as dumb as the come ! Is it any wonder they use the Wonderlic test ? Players when they take the test are under the impression they’ve got to lick something just to make a team . LOL,LOL,LOL !!! That’s how dumb they are .

    Alan Parkins

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