Plaxico Burress appears in Manhattan Criminal Court today. His attorney, Benjamin Brafman, is expected to request an adjournment, to negotiate a plea bargain for the idiotic wide receiver.
In case you forgot, Burress was charged with two counts of second degree criminal possession of a weapon, and faces a minimum sentence of three and a half years.
New York Times reported that in 2008, 90% of the 986 cases of this type, were settled for reduced charges.
Unfortunately for Burress, those statistics do not apply to his case, because Mayor Bloomberg said:
“They are the role models for our kids, and if we don’t prosecute them, to the fullest extent of the law, I don’t know who on Earth we would. It makes a sham, a mockery of the law.”
Three months before he shot himself, Burress signed a $35 million contract which will probably be nullified if he goes to jail. He lost at least $2 million of salary and bonus last season.
Burress had one of the most expensive Saturday nights of all time — and don’t forget that NFL will fine him too.
Although General Manager Jerry Reese said:
“Right now he is still a Giant and if things work out and he’s on board with what we want coming back, we’d love to have him back.”
I think he will eventually wind up
on Raiders in UFL, with Michael Vick.
Giants announced pre–season schedule yesterday.