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Plaxico Burress

Pleads Guilty

to Gun Charge

8/20/2009 11:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former NY Giants star Plaxico Burress just pled guilty to illegally possessing the gun that shot him in the leg while he was at a Manhattan nightclub last year.

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He'll be sentenced on September 22 -- the prosecution recommended two years in prison.

The judge says Plax will get two years or less ... unless he screws up before he gets sentenced.

Geez, one bad night...

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16.

markstudy    

15. I dont know guys..The guy goes out to the club for a night,
takes his gun and accidentally shoots himself.. Isnt that punishment and humiliating enough?? I really dont think he should do any real time.. sorry but I dont see the point...

THE POINT IS.... DO YOU WANT TO BE AT THAT DANCE CLUB,MOVIE,RESTAURANT...ANY WHERE YOU GO, WITH IDIOTS LIKE THIS STANDING NEXT TO YOU HOPING THAT THE BULLET THEY FIRE OFF HITS THEM AND NOT YOU??? he put everyone in danger, that is the crime. I want to relax on my night out, not be wondering who will drop their gun next.

1701 days ago
17.

Dawna    

He should just receive the 2 year supervised, they makeing a very bad decision on this one. He needs help, NOT JAIL!

1701 days ago
18.

iowa*irish    

Let this poor son of a bitch go. He's paid the price--big time--for his error in judgement. He should be able to play football and just get on with his life. For God's sake, his gun went off. It's not like he shot someone intentionally.

1701 days ago
19.

Melly    

9. OMG! A whole page with NO Michael Jackson stories? Is it finally over?????by jen

Probably not now, you gone done jinxed it!

5. I dont know guys..The guy goes out to the club for a night,
takes his gun and accidentally shoots himself.. Isnt that punishment and humiliating enough?? Ok So it was retarded!
The only person he hurt was himself. I really dont think he should do any real time.. sorry but I dont see the point...

The point is illegal possession of a gun not dude being a retard, yes what he did shines a light on that like a dog you MUST have a license for a gun and that needs to include safety classes (in a perfect world). The actual point is he broke the law and even if he punished himself by accident in the club he must still answer to the law just as you or I would if we were in illegal pos. of a firearm.

1701 days ago
20.

muaw    

Maybe he and Pacman Jones, Lawrence Phillips, Lemand Little, Jamal Lewis, and Ray Lewis can start their own Team... with of course Michael Vick as quarterback...!! Big Whoop.. 2 years and the NFL will reinstate him with a slap on the wrist and a couple of PSAs about Gun Safety.. He'll make millions again and be forgiven after he scores his first touchdown.. Eli of course will be his number one fan once he "does his time and is rehabilitated" The regular "non famous" convicts don't get these kind of 2nd chances...!Dumbass!

1701 days ago
21.

Aaron    

You want the criminals to stop being allowed back in the NFL, then you must stop the greed of the typical american to become rich. Which all you know it alls out there should know its not gonna happen. Everythign revolves around money in this country. Not happiness, not whats best for the country and the people, its all ME ME ME. Therefore, when you have a highly talented athlete who does something stupid, he then pays a boat load of money to stay out of jail for a while, then the judge allows a reduced sentence. When a bum NFL team needs talent for cheap they then go to the criminals. Kinda like landscaping and illegal immigrants. Cheap Labor with great results. This is america's motto, so why all of a sudden are you crying about it? In the states mind, they get a huge fine, goes straigh to the budget. Next you get taxpayers money for his stay in jail. Which he doesnt pay for, You and I pay for it while he has more money than most of us. Finally, when he gets out he is a PR stunt for whichever team picks them up and fills their stands for the year. If they screw up again they government gets more money out of it, and if they stay clean the NFL teams get more money out of it which is turns produces more tax revenue for the states. You all are mad at the wrong people. But of course you all nkew that. You see a rich black man in trouble and dont want to blame the rich white men than keep hiring them. Yes im a white male, so dont try the race card with me. But hey, we the people allow it to happen. So stop crying unless you plan on boycotting games on tv or in person. Tv deals still pay out money.

1701 days ago
22.

The Truth    

If the law says you get 2yrs for this crime then just because he's black and also a football doesn't mean he gets less.He's is suppose to be a man even though I think he has the mind of a child do the crime do the time.

1701 days ago
23.

The Truth    

19. He should just receive the 2 year supervised, they makeing a very bad decision on this one. He needs help, NOT JAIL!

Posted at 11:17AM on Aug 20th 2009 by Dawna

YOU"RE AN IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

1701 days ago
24.

HumanNature    

6. Another NFL IDIOT.Oh my gosh!!!! He's Black...The gun must have been planted...

Posted at 10:26AM on Aug 20th 2009 by Mickey Vickey

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DON'T DISCRIMINATE!!!

THERE ARE PLENTY OF "IDIOT" WHITE PEOPLE THAT ARE MAJOR DUMBAZZ!!

1701 days ago
25.

matt    

I thought NY had a minimum 5yrs for carrying a firearm with license?

1701 days ago
26.

matt    

oops...without a license

1701 days ago
27.

The Truth    

24. 6. Another NFL IDIOT.Oh my gosh!!!! He's Black...The gun must have been planted...

Posted at 10:26AM on Aug 20th 2009 by Mickey Vickey

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DON'T DISCRIMINATE!!!

THERE ARE PLENTY OF "IDIOT" WHITE PEOPLE THAT ARE MAJOR DUMBAZZ!!

Posted at 11:28AM on Aug 20th 2009 by STUPIDITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY WORLDWIDE

You need an ENGLISH CLASS LMAO

1701 days ago
28.

doc murry    

the gun could have just as well hit the ground and killed someone else,,its against the law to carry a conceled handgun in new york,obvious he is a gangster wannabe and does not know how to handle a weapon..dante stallworth stayed at the scene and manned up for what he did and made the family of the dead guy a very rich family,now ray lewis is another story here he was crying on tv about whats his name from tenn who was messing around with an obvious crazy young(very)young girl and still to this day he has not said what he knew about the killing he went to jail for,,that persons family still would like to know who murdered their son..

1701 days ago
29.

janalal4    

AARON- Give me a break with the black & white CRAP!! In MY mind it doesn't have a da.. thing to do with the color of his skin. Yes, I blame BOTH the "black man in trouble" AND "the rich white men/criminals who allow them back into the NFL"(or so you put it). They are BOTH to blame & yes you are absolutely right it is about GREED! DOES THAT MEAN THAT YOU DON'T PUNISH THE PERSON COMMITTING THE OFFENSE OR IS THAT THE RICH WHITE MEN'S FAULT TOO??

1701 days ago
30.

Creeder    

"One bad night." One bad night? Cheese Whiz on a Cracker, TMZ. He could have killed somebody.

1701 days ago
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