But, this Plaxico Burress fiasco just can’t go unmentioned. Really, how do you get arrested for shooting yourself? The only thing worse than getting arrested for shooting yourself is getting off for murder and then going to jail for stealing a photo of yourself like OJ.
There are actually a few things going on here.
1) Plaxico, how do you take a gun to the club and end up shooting yourself. Did you not know that you had a gun? Did you not know that the gun was loaded? If you’re that stupid, chances are you shouldn’t be near a fork, much less a gun.
2) He’s pleading not guilty to gun possession. Did you get that? NOT GUILTY. How do you shoot yourself and then plead not guilty to gun possession? So what exactly are you claming happened here?
3) I’m all about gun laws. (I’m not sure what I meant by that either, but let’s just keep it moving.) However, if a man shoots himself in the leg, I think he’s already received his punishment. Three and a half years seems a bit much to me. However, if he sticks with this not guilty nonsense…