Forget about Plaxico Burress coming in and being a number one wideout for some team around the NFL. The only place he’ll be catching passes for the next two years is prison. The player who just two years ago caught the game winning TD in the Giants upset of the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII is off to prison after pleading guilty to a weapons charge in a NY courtroom.
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. He faced a max of 3 and 1/2 years in prison if he would have been convicted at a trial.
It was last fall when Burress on accident shot himself in a New York nightclub. “This was not an intentional criminal act,” Burress’ attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said. “In my judgment, a two-year prison sentence is a very severe punishment.”
If Burress plays well in the slammer, he could get out in 20 months. His troubles could not be over though when it comes to trying to get back in the league, as he’ll likely face disciplinary action by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.