Former NY Giants wide receiver, Plaxico Burress entered a guilty plea yesterday, which is expected to come with a two year prison term. I agree that what the man did was wrong, but two years wrong? I think not. The problem with Plaxico, (besides his stupidity) is that this all happened in New York. The gun laws are a lot more strict in New York City than almost anywhere else in the country. If you really think about it, Plaxico is a victim of geography
Plaxico’s former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, were invited to shoot guns with the state police. Photos surfaced of current and former Steelers players firing guns and posing with them. The state police has said that no laws were broken and everyone was safe. Yet there have been allegations that the weapons were from the evidence room and the ammunition was from the state police barracks. No formal charges have been filed.
In Florida, this offseason, NFL wide receiver Donte Stallworth killed a pedestrian while driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. He pled guilty to vehicular manslaughter was sentanced to 30 days in prison, and served 24 before being released. The NFL has suspended Stallworth for the entire season, even though the judge is allowing him to work out while on house arrest. I think the NFL realizes that judge may not be the wisest person to hear a case.