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Welcome Back to Society Plax

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Burress to be released today:

  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    One of the most ridiculous prison sentences ever...

    Guys serve less time for vehicular manslaughter than Plax did for shooting himself in the leg.

    I would have thought 90 days was too harsh for something like this.

    If you or I go into a club with a gun and do what Plax did, it's probably 50-50 that we wouldn't serve a day in jail and a virtual guarantee that we wouldn't have to serve two years.

    The guy is an idiot for carrying a gun into a club, but the punishment definitely did not fit the crime.
  3. Agree 100 percent with Mizzou. It was an intersection of overzealous gun laws with overzealous prosecutor and a system that wants to make an example out of a celebrity.

    I would say had Plaxico done this in 90 percent of the country he wouldn't have served a day in jail.

    And frankly had his name been Joe Smith, not Plaxico Burress, he might not have served a day in New York.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I just find it completely offensive that Plax could have gotten drunk, hopped into a car and killed someone and he probably would have served less time than he did.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    The DA and Judge were Pats fans.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    "Making an example out of him" would have been a 90-day sentence that he could serve during the off-season. I actually think that would have been too harsh.

    Serving 20 months for what he did is just insane.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

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  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    He spent way too much time in prison for what he did, and he should make a ton of money once the lockout is over.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Well, we know Andy Reid loves ex-cons.

    If he didn't, family dinners would be awkward. :D
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Ouch ... didn't expect a comment like that from you, Mizzou. You're always very protective of your kids.

    It was funny, but definitely unexpected. :)
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    My kids are young. It'll be at least another few years until they're smuggling heroin into prison, although I've told them that's preferrable to going into journalism... :D

    It's just a joke. I like Andy Reid a lot...
  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Well played. :D

    I know you were just kidding and I laughed, I was just surprised to see that joke from you because you strike me as so protective of your kids.
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