Wednesday, September 23, 2009
We all know what Plaxico Burress did was stupid. But the punishment he is facing is ridiculous. I'm not a fan of Burress or the Giants, but in this case, the punishment clearly does not meet the crime.
The guy is spending the next 2 years of his life on Riker's Island for shooting himself in the leg!
Donte Stallworth killed a person while driving drunk and got a month!
I know the New York judicial system said they would not let Plaxico off easy because he was a celebrity.
But what about Martha Stewart? Martha Stewart lied and cheated the stock market. She spent 5 months in a prison "camp!" This is the furthest punishment away from 2 years at Riker's.
What is really unbelievable is production has not started yet on the reality show, "Plaxico on Riker's."
I don't know what was a bigger mistake by Burress-shooting himself in the leg or the lawyer he hired. I mean this has to be the worst lawyer ever! The guy is the real life Lionel Hutz.
None of this ever would have happened if Burress threw the gun in a dumpster or the Hudson River.
It's really sad that the guy had to say goodbye to his 3 year old son and won't be present when his daughter is born.
Wouldn't it be enough punishment the day Burress has to explain to his kids why he went to prison?