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NY Giant WR Plaxico Burress pleads guilty to felony charge

What a waste. From ESPN-

Former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty Thursday to a weapons charge and agreed to a two-year prison term for accidentally shooting himself at a Manhattan nightclub.

Burress pleaded guilty to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a lesser charge than he initially faced. Under a plea agreement, he agreed to a two-year prison sentence and two years of supervised release.

Burress was indicted earlier this month on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of reckless endangerment. He faced a minimum sentence of 3½ years if convicted at a trial.

Burress, who caught the winning touchdown for the Giants against the New England Patriots in the final minute of the 2008 Super Bowl, also faces disciplinary action by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

That should not need being stated. Just look at Goodell’s decisions in regards to Michael Vick and Duante Stallworth. A NFL player after getting out of jail doesn’t just get a free pass back into the league nor should he. What a waste

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