What Were You Thinking: Plaxico Burress “Agrees” to Do 2 Years In Jail

- By Bossip Staff

Plaxico Burress was found guilty of attempted criminal possession of a weapon. His lawyer and the courts must have spooked him quick because he just agreed to do two years in the bing for the stupid accident:

Facing the prospect of spending at least 3½ years behind bars, one-time Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress on Thursday accepted a plea bargain with a two-year prison sentence for accidentally shooting himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub. The former New York Giants wide receiver pleaded guilty to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a lesser charge than he had faced. He will be sentenced Sept. 22, and lawyer Benjamin Brafman said he expects Burress to begin serving his sentence immediately after. Burress got into a black SUV without speaking to reporters outside a Manhattan courthouse, but Brafman said, “After an agonizing period of discussion, Plaxico decided that he wanted to do this, to put this behind him as quickly as possible.”

If Burress had entered a not-guilty plea Thursday, Goodell would have suspended him for the upcoming season, sources told Mortensen. The guilty plea ends months of haggling between Brafman and the Manhattan district attorney’s office. The case went to a grand jury after negotiations broke down, apparently because District Attorney Robert Morgenthau was insisting that Burress serve at least two years in prison. Morgenthau did not comment on Burress’ guilty plea.  Assistant District Attorney John Wolfstaetter said in court that Thursday was Burress’ last chance to accept the deal. Burress, wearing a dark blue suit and appearing subdued, first entered a not-guilty plea to the initial charges against him. After Brafman informed Judge Michael Melkonian that Burress had decided to plead to the lesser charge, Burress said “guilty” to attempted weapons possession in the second degree. Brafman said Burress, 32, was thinking of his family in taking the plea, but the attorney questioned the recommended prison sentence.

“This was not an intentional criminal act,” Brafman said. “In my judgment, a two-year prison sentence is a very severe punishment.”

Plaxico Burress is obviously being fed some bullsh*t. We agree, the initial act was pure stupidity on Plax’s behalf, but come on! Plaxico was not attempting to shoot anyone and could have “legally” licensed himself to carry a gun. Especially since the guy is a college grad and high profile athlete with no record.

Who convinced him that doing two years and not trying to get some kind of community service or probationary period was the best thing to do? F*ck the courts!

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  • http://gmail.com HSV_AL

    Jail must be to go to recruit for the NFL!

  • I'm Just Me- WE LOVE 'EM BIG, WE LOVE 'EM CHOCOLATE!!

    I just think this is a bit of a shame. I also agree that this punishment is a bit severe for someone with no record. 2 years up north! That ain’t no joke. Hopefully he can get out on some type of good time.

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    Hell no 2 years isnt good. D. Stallworth got 2 MONTHS for killing someone!! Do the math…

    In my Ed Lover voice ‘C’mon Son’

  • I'm Just Me- WE LOVE 'EM BIG, WE LOVE 'EM CHOCOLATE!!

    @ JK

    I am with you 100%. I think they dished him some bullshyt!

  • I'm Just Me- WE LOVE 'EM BIG, WE LOVE 'EM CHOCOLATE!!

    Morning NU!!

    Oh LAWD!! Not Ed Lover!

  • drenk

    dumb enough to shoot himself, dumb enough to agree to do 2 years….i wouldnt let him back in the nfl just for being a dumbass

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD (C'mon Son)

    drenk…

    So what is he dumb enough to do?

  • KEYSHA EASY

    They were actually going to give this idiot 2 months and some fines but looky here. this fool thought he had some pull and got more than what he wanted! Dummy

  • NIKKI UNDERWOOD (C'mon Son)

    drenk…
    Tru…hell we can take his dumbass…we need his hands…

    ronald…
    umm…thanks…

  • The artist formerly known as Vee (Happy B-day to me, Lady Leo)!

    Good Morning Peeps. Long Time No See…

  • drenk

    @ I’m Just Me- WE LOVE ‘EM BIG, WE LOVE ‘EM CHOCOLATE!!

    i agree, probation, and some community service would’ve been enough, but since the whole michael vick thing, people want to make examples of anyone who makes a bad decision and gets caught. Its just a continuation of the system of more punishment than rehabilitation

  • mojojojo

    THE MAYOR WANTED TO HANG HIM ITS ELECTION TIME IN NY PLUS THE GUN HAD NO PAPERS

  • josh

    Meanwhile, T.I is ROFOHCLOL

    (rolling on the floor of his cell laughing out loud)

  • I AM HIPHOP

    SHIT, THE MANDATORY SENTENCE WAS 3.5YRS!! I DONT HINK HE’LL DO THE FULL 2YRS THOUGH

  • I'm Just Me- WE LOVE 'EM BIG, WE LOVE 'EM CHOCOLATE!!

    @ drenk

    I agree, this so called justice system is set up for people to fail. Not necessarily just white and black or rich or poor, but any one. This is all is it. They don’t rehabilitate drug users. They send them upstate where there is more drugs than on the street. It is just sad. I am sure he meant no harm. Community service (including speaking to youths about hoe guns are wrong and dangerous) and probabtion would have sufficed.

    @ Mojojo

    Hey girlie!! You already know for Bloomberg is hunting season. Yet he is trying to do something illegal with term limits. SMH at the pot calling the kettle black!

  • I'm Just Me- WE LOVE 'EM BIG, WE LOVE 'EM CHOCOLATE!!

    hoe = how

  • Virgo911: MJ 4eva

    @ It’s Just Me- the courts weigh facts into consideration when deliating sentences. For example, Stallworth cooperated with the authorirtes and saved time and mo0ney. The system takes that into consideration. In addition, the victim in this case was found to be at fault for the accident b/c he ran onto a six lane expressway (look at the pictures of where the accident occured). The accident was unavoidable and he would have been killed even if Stallworth was sober.

  • Virgo911: MJ 4eva

    deliating >> delineating

  • http://dynamite.com willie dynamite

    so…T.I. (previously convicted for several felonies) gets 9 months for purchasing a military arsenal from an undercover, while on probation and…Plaxico get 2 YEARS for shooting himself… with no priors?!!

  • White Devil

    They have extreme gun laws in NYC. That is why it is so safe there and no one gets murdered. 😉

  • mojojojo

    @just me
    i hope u didnt hop to another thread yet but WHAT UP!! hows things in buffalo?!!

  • http://undressingher.com undressingHER

    i heard he could have taken 2-3 months in a plea at first. Plaxico should have hired TI’s lawyers.

  • top ramen shotta

    people seem to forget he was in criminal posession of an unregistered firearm. everybody who has posted a comment would do 3.5 years just for having the weapon on them, not to mention accidentally letting the gun off in the public place. 2 years is luxurious celebrity treatment

  • Streetfeet

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  • Not Again

    Doing Michigan State proud

    **puts head down in shame**

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