Good: Ex Giant and MSU star Burress to Jail
This is a discussion on Good: Ex Giant and MSU star Burress to Jail within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by retsupt99
He'll go to jail and then get out to a job in the millions...how many of you could do that?
August 20th, 2009 10:29 PM
He'll be just like Vick, the NFL will welcome him back with open arms. League is full of thugs and gangsta's as it is!
Originally Posted by retsupt99
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August 21st, 2009 11:32 PM
I thought it sounded like he had tried to grab the gun. I hadn't seen anything state that, but when I saw it was a Glock, I realized that was probably what happened because of everything I've read about it not going off without a finger on the trigger.
It's possible he grabbed it to prevent it hitting the floor where someone would see it, knowing it was illegal to be carrying it. Carrying a gun loose in your waistband while dancing in a nightclub seems like a truly darwinian level of negligence.
Someone this week pointed out that he got a longer sentence then either Vick or the football player who killed someone while driving drunk (apparently he only did 20 days in jail before housearrest, and has either a one or two year suspension from the league.) What a world.
August 21st, 2009 11:53 PM
Funny NFL star Donte Stallworth runs somebody over and kills them DUI and gets 30 days jail, two years house arrest but can still train and play, and 8 years probabtion. Plaxico shoots himself and gets to serve a mandatory minimum of 20 months? Not condoning either but justice is a weird thing.
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August 22nd, 2009 12:01 AM
Agreed. One of the Rams was drinking and driving, had an accident and killed a lady, and he didn't serve much time. Seems like it was a repeat DUI for him also, but I'm too tired to look up the details.
Originally Posted by CJ810
I was hoping Burress would have the money to fight this and maybe have a chance at getting NY's carry laws struck down. Probably just dreaming on my part. I know if any of us little people had been charged with the same, we'd be doing time.
August 22nd, 2009 12:40 AM
I would hope the same, but unfortunately this level of carelessness and recklessness will only hurt the cause - the sheeple will be paranoid about who will be carrying what etc. etc. Many anti's or simply people not familiar with guns have this fear that a loaded gun will go off even if you look at it funny, they fear that our right to carry a weapon only jepardizes public safety rather than increase safety/decrease crime.
Originally Posted by grady
August 22nd, 2009 11:26 AM
I think two years in a cell is a little much for the magnitude of the crime he committed- especially considering that he SHOT himself, too.
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August 22nd, 2009 11:41 AM
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August 22nd, 2009 12:50 PM
More than likely he wont serve his entire sentence, he'll be out makin millions before ya know it. Next time he will have somebody else illegally toating his weapon for him,,, bc jail time will make him smarter
August 24th, 2009 08:06 AM
Agreed! Charles Krauthammer had the best line on this issue. He said something like, "I would have sentenced him to two months of house arrest and one month of mandatory target practice."
Originally Posted by randytulsa2
August 24th, 2009 10:06 AM
I don't think his sentence was excessive by any means.
He unlawfully carried the weapon into a crowded establishment and then through his own culpable negligence discharged a round.
That he only managed to shoot himself is the only good thing in the story, IMHO.
He knew he was breaking the law, he placed many people in danger by his reckless conduct, and he should face the consequences, IMHO.
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August 24th, 2009 10:25 AM
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