Plaxico Is In Jailaxico

Note: This post originally appeared in my personal blog, The Blog of Champions. I thought it was appropriate to post it here as well.

As you may know, Plaxico Burress has begun to serve his jail sentence, almost two years on weapon charges. As a Giant fan, it’s a pretty stunning fall. He caught the game winning pass in the Super Bowl, for crying out loud. Now he’s in jail.  You don’t expect that to happen. Then again, you didn’t expect him to shoot himself. There are so many questions that need to be answered. Why didn’t he contact the Giants or the NFL, stating his desire for security? Why was he at a club the night before a game? Why didn’t he have a holster? Why didn’t he register the gun? We may never know the answers to these questions. What we do know is that Plaxico will be in jail for 20 months, for shooting himself (literally) in the foot. He didn’t hurt anyone. He didn’t kill someone, like Donte Stallworth did. He made a mistake. A big one. Does he have to go to jail for it? Probably not. He’ll be 33 when he gets out. He can probably still play football. I hope a team signs him. I know I’ll be rooting for him.

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