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NY Giants -- Plaxico Situation is 'Tragic'

9/22/2009 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The NFL team that released Plaxico Burress four months after he shot himself in the leg just weighed in on their former receiver's two year prison sentence.

NY Giants -- Plaxico Buress

The New York Giants gave us the following statement:

"This has been a tragic, sad, disappointing situation from the beginning. Our concern has always been for Plax's welfare, and for his family, and that continues to be our overriding feeling."

Plaxico caught the Giants' game-winning touchdown in Superbowl XLII -- when they beat the undefeated New England Patriots.

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1.

Sue Wong    

Let him out.

1765 days ago
2.

Wombat    

The yin and the yang...in two years his kid will be out of diapers and he will be wearing them due to the "extra attention" his fellow inmates will give him.

1765 days ago
3.

Kooky Fan    

STOP DEFENDING HIM SAYING 2 YEARS FOR SHOOTING HIMSELF - HEREs THE DETAILS:


The bullet narrowly missed a nightclub security guard who was standing inches away, prosecutors said. It lodged in the floor and was recovered by a bartender.

The gun was not licensed in New York or in New Jersey, where Burress lived. His license to carry a concealed weapon in the state of Florida had expired in May 2008.

1765 days ago
4.

mrez golucky    

Yikes! Pow Pow Pow-- Ouch! My advice- don't pick up that bar of soap!

1765 days ago
5.

Grouch    

Tragic????

Because he illegally carried a concealed weapon?
Because he was stupid enough to shoot himself?
Because he is grossly overpaid for playing a game?

To hell with him: lose the key.

1765 days ago
6.

Rhonda    

This man has no one but himself to blame for this. His arrogant "rules don't apply to me" stupidity has cost him possibly his career, his family his presence and fans the joy of watching him play. When I think of how easily he could have shot someone other than himself, my sympathy goes out the window. What a waste.

1765 days ago
7.

danny    

What was tragic was Plaxico spiking the football and thumping his chest after a catch even though the ball was still live. It's not a surprise that he shot himself.

1765 days ago
8.

Wombat    


4. STOP DEFENDING HIM SAYING 2 YEARS FOR SHOOTING HIMSELF - HEREs THE DETAILS:


The bullet narrowly missed a nightclub security guard who was standing inches away, prosecutors said. It lodged in the floor and was recovered by a bartender.

The gun was not licensed in New York or in New Jersey, where Burress lived. His license to carry a concealed weapon in the state of Florida had expired in May 2008.
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Excuse me? He shoots himself in the leg and it lodges in the floor YET ALMOST HITS A SECURITY GUARD? Uhhh...exactly what was that security guard doing at the time?

1765 days ago
9.

Fairly Clear    

Lessons to be learned here: don't go to places you need to carry in the first place, stay home and take care of your kids, just becasue your a high profile athlete doesn't make you bullet proof, if you must carry don't carry a gun in the waistband of warm up pants, don't carry a Glock with one in the pipe they don't have safeties, invest in a good quality holster you can afford it, hire trained bodyguards to deal with trouble if it comes you can afford it. If Plax would have done any of these things he would have been there on Monday night in Dallas.

1765 days ago
10.

Frank    

I have no sympathy for morons. Now he gotta take doo doo's with no privacy for 2 years. don't drop the soap

1765 days ago
11.

shop77    

i think plax is an example,assuming this is his first offense,he should be on probation doing plenty of community service or psa not doing time for a first offense, if it is his first offense.
his attorneys?

1765 days ago
12.

Football dude    

Um... that was David Tyree who caught the game winning touchdown pass. Check your facts, TMZ..

1765 days ago
13.

redbird    

he was an amazing football talent...he will b missed by me and sure by many others... i hope he fairs well during this this time and will pray all goes well for him and his family. hopefully he will b able to return to the game if the team will have him back and he is able and willing. a mistake...dont we all make em? intentional harm was not committed here and the only person hurt/injured was plax. 2 yrs seems harsh to me. goodness people are so cold hearted these days...

1765 days ago
14.

horndog    

A nation mourns. Who is Plaxico Burress again?

1765 days ago

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