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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:13 AM
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Plaxico Burress begins sentence in gun case
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- One-time Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday for violating New York's stringent gun laws and was immediately taken into custody following his hearing.

Burress agreed to a plea deal last month and pleaded guilty to a lesser firearms charge. The charges stemmed from an incident late last fall, in which Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub with a gun that had not been licensed in New York.

He is expected to serve about 20 months with credit for good behavior, followed by two years of probation.

Burress arrived at the courthouse with his wife and son Elijah, whom he carried in his arms, at 9:41 a.m. Before the sentencing began, Burress asked for and was granted permission by the judge to say one last goodbye to his wife and family, seated in the fifth row of the courthouse.



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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:15 AM
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1. Good vibes to him and his family
Especially his children.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:29 AM
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2. I think NYC was wrong in their punishment
however had he considered the same wife and kids, he wouldn't have been out clubbing and none of this would have happened.
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:43 AM
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3. They really threw the book at him
And he plead guilty.
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