Sunday, November 30, 2008

When Will Plaxico Get A Clue?

New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg while fumbling a gun in a Manhattan nightclub early Saturday morning. Burress was at the club with teammate Antonio Pierce, who drove the beleaguered wide receiver to the hospital. Just this year, Burress, who recently signed a $35 million contract has been suspended by the team for being late to practice, fined $45,000 for verbally abusing an official, and had police summoned to his home twice for alleged domestic disturbances.

The lunacy of the situation become even crazier since according to the New York Daily News Burress didn't have a permit to carry the gun, and is expected to be arrested in a few days, while Pierce could faces charges for allegedly trying to hide the gun. Burress is expected to be charged with criminal possession of a firearm which carries with it a sentence of up to 5 years.

Our black athletes continue to amaze me with the lack of self control. I hope Burress has Michael Vick on speed dial.

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