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Plaxico Burress agrees to 2-year prison term

Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Where in the south are you free to carry unregistered guns?

in Alabama its county by county

IN florida its a two lock rule , unless you have a CCP( i have a Carry permit)

in Mississippi your not allowed to be stooped because of an unconcealed weapon, unless your brandishing it ( ie Holding it your hands) you still must have a permit to carry it concealed. I have a Security Lisc for the State of Mississippi that allows me to carry a gun on public property. ( thanks to Katrina)


The Key here....is the Crusade to make Burress a public example


That WOULD NOT happen in the south. He would get his rich ass laughed at, scolded and he would have to clean some flower beds, talk to school children and ... would be suiting for for football this season.
Originally posted by SacRock14:
Originally posted by KowboyKiller:
Just saw an interview where Plaxico was talking about what happened

-Says security searched him and knew he had the gun on him yet still let him in.

-Said he was only there for five minutes, when went upstairs to be alone and just hang out with what's his name who was with him.

-As he was walking upstairs, the gun started to fall down his pants, and he reached to stop it, and he hit the trigger somehow, causing it to go off.

-Says he didn't even feel being shot, only first saw the blood on his shoes.

I dunno, it sounds kind of BS to me.

Just watched the entire interview on E:60. He seems pretty genuine to me. Obviously, he showed irresponsibility here, but the punishment is too harsh IMO.

It sucks for Plax. 2 years in prison, his wife is pregnant and due in November, he has a young son. He said he was carrying the gun to protect himself after seeing what happened to Darrent Williams, Sean Taylor and his teammate Steve Smith, who was held at gunpoint four days before Burress' incident. He isn't free of guilt here, but it's a stiff penalty.

You know what a good way of protecting himself would have been? STAYING HOME AND NOT GOING TO A CLUB. If I knew I ran a risk of getting shot by going some place I didnt need to be, I WOULDNT GO THERE. He has a wife and kid and job and yet hes busy going to clubs to get drunk and pick up women(probably).
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Originally posted by KowboyKiller:
Originally posted by SacRock14:
Originally posted by KowboyKiller:
Just saw an interview where Plaxico was talking about what happened

-Says security searched him and knew he had the gun on him yet still let him in.

-Said he was only there for five minutes, when went upstairs to be alone and just hang out with what's his name who was with him.

-As he was walking upstairs, the gun started to fall down his pants, and he reached to stop it, and he hit the trigger somehow, causing it to go off.

-Says he didn't even feel being shot, only first saw the blood on his shoes.

I dunno, it sounds kind of BS to me.

Just watched the entire interview on E:60. He seems pretty genuine to me. Obviously, he showed irresponsibility here, but the punishment is too harsh IMO.

It sucks for Plax. 2 years in prison, his wife is pregnant and due in November, he has a young son. He said he was carrying the gun to protect himself after seeing what happened to Darrent Williams, Sean Taylor and his teammate Steve Smith, who was held at gunpoint four days before Burress' incident. He isn't free of guilt here, but it's a stiff penalty.

I didn't know this.

that is an excuse only a fool would accept. So Plaxico Burress had no idea of the fact that young NFL millionaires have a higher risk of being targeted for robbery...UNTIL recent events?

LOL. Thats like me rushing out and getting a home alarm because I just heard Bob in accounting was robbed...because until then I had no idea that could happen to me.

OH KAY
Originally posted by Dshearn:
Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Where in the south are you free to carry unregistered guns?

in Alabama its county by county

IN florida its a two lock rule , unless you have a CCP( i have a Carry permit)

in Mississippi your not allowed to be stooped because of an unconcealed weapon, unless your brandishing it ( ie Holding it your hands) you still must have a permit to carry it concealed. I have a Security Lisc for the State of Mississippi that allows me to carry a gun on public property. ( thanks to Katrina)


The Key here....is the Crusade to make Burress a public example


That WOULD NOT happen in the south. He would get his rich ass laughed at, scolded and he would have to clean some flower beds, talk to school children and ... would be suiting for for football this season.

Well, if theses laws were the same in NYC it wouldn't be a good idea considering the city culture is already very violent. Letting Plax off the hook is a political career suicide for many people, especially the DA on the case. You have to be consistent with punishments, and in NYC, 3 years is the norm.
I really feel sorry for Plax. The penalty was way too harsh for what he did and I read an article today that he had a very rude awakening when he checked into prison. The other inmates were really giving it to him and he better hope he gets some kind of protection or he is going to have a really rough time of it.
This gives a new perspective to the phrase: "Shooting yourself in the foot".

His sentence does not fit his crime....at all. The DA in his case should be disbarred.
[ Edited by kray28 on Sep 24, 2009 at 1:23 PM ]
Originally posted by NJNiner:
I really feel sorry for Plax. The penalty was way too harsh for what he did and I read an article today that he had a very rude awakening when he checked into prison. The other inmates were really giving it to him and he better hope he gets some kind of protection or he is going to have a really rough time of it.

LOL. He is not going to need any protection. NFL stars are well respected in Prison....they give all fish a hard time, especially when your crime is so idiotic.

He'll be fine in GP
Originally posted by danimal:
Originally posted by NJNiner:
I really feel sorry for Plax. The penalty was way too harsh for what he did and I read an article today that he had a very rude awakening when he checked into prison. The other inmates were really giving it to him and he better hope he gets some kind of protection or he is going to have a really rough time of it.

LOL. He is not going to need any protection. NFL stars are well respected in Prison....they give all fish a hard time, especially when your crime is so idiotic.

He'll be fine in GP

I hope you are right. Here's the article I read today.

http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/120092-plaxico-receives-rough-welcome-in-jail?eref=fromSI
I'm definitely not soft on crime, but Burress' sentence is way disproportionately harsh for his crime. Some have said that there isn't much latitude in sentencing, but if that's the case, then there needs to be changes. Way, way too harsh a sentence.
I feel bad for the dude. Other d******ds do less time for doing way worse s**t.
I don't know what the minimum sentance was or what the statute says, but 2 years seems pretty harsh to me.

I think a fair punishment would have just been 1yr, out in 9 months on good behavior.

He has a lot of mitigating factors IMO.
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
I don't know what the minimum sentance was or what the statute says, but 2 years seems pretty harsh to me.

I think a fair punishment would have just been 1yr, out in 9 months on good behavior.

He has a lot of mitigating factors IMO.

That's NY state law. Much harsher than other states. In Texas this would be laughed at. It's truly a case of the absolute wrong place to have this happen to him.
Originally posted by danimal:
so his career is over right?

I mean even if gets out in 2010, he would have to serve a suspension.....AND pretty old right?

No, Goddell (sp?) said he will be reinstated after he serves his sentance.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by SunDevilNiner79:
I don't know what the minimum sentance was or what the statute says, but 2 years seems pretty harsh to me.

I think a fair punishment would have just been 1yr, out in 9 months on good behavior.

He has a lot of mitigating factors IMO.

That's NY state law. Much harsher than other states. In Texas this would be laughed at. It's truly a case of the absolute wrong place to have this happen to him.

Yeah I understand. The law is the law.

I was just saying from the standpoint of what a fair sentance would be IMO regardless of the statute.