On August 19th, X-NFL WR Plaxico Burress plead guilty to the charge of criminal possession of a weapon. On September 22nd. he was sentenced to 2 years. See original article
The count down of his days of freedom are slowing coming to an end. On Tuesday Plaxico is to report to a New York State prison.
Burress who is now 32 will be 34 in 2011 when he emerges from state jail. Fortunately Plaxico might (strong might) get a second chance, as per one NFL general manager. “Our league is filled with second chances” the GM said.
Just in case you didn’t know, the NFL has a policy regarding guns and weapons. The policy states “If you violate this policy on guns and other weapons, you are subject to discipline, including suspension from playing. And if you violate a public law covering weapons (i.e. possession of an unlicensed firearm) you are not only subject to discipline, including suspension from playing, but also subject to criminal prosecution.”
This all begin last year at a nightclub in NYC called Latin Quarters. According to sources the first time Plaxico tried to enter the nightclub he was turned away because he had a gun. When he made another attempt to enter the nightclub he explained to security that he needed the gun because of an incident that happened to another NFL player.
During and interview Plaxico did with E:60, he said he was let into the club after being patted down.
As we know, Mr.Burress was let into the club. As he walked up to the VIP section with drink in hand, the gun slipped down his pants. It was when Plaxico tried to retrieve the gun that he accidently shoot himself in the leg.
Recently Plaxico did and interview with ESPN. During the interview Plaxico was asked why he didn’t have a holster? Plaxico said “bad judgement”. See original article @ Espn
The whole incident is bad. It was very bad judgement on Plaxico’s part. The situation could have gone in a whole other direction. Thankfully it didn’t.