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  • #16
    Originally posted by Giantsfan1080 View Post
    Doesn't NY gun law still have 3 years as the minimum for this type of incident? If that's the case then he still got off easy.
    It's 3.5 years I think. He plead down to attempted criminal possession of a weapon which is why he received a lighter sentence.

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    • #17
      If I remember correctly Bob Papa said that Burress was willing to do 1 year in jail, but the DA's office wanted a minimum of 2 (this was awhile back).

      So if that were the case, the supposed 3 month plea was most likely a fabrication.

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      • #18
        More like it was 6 months or 8 months or thereabouts, but I remember reading about it myself. Burress' lawyer got him a deal of a couple months of jailtime but Burress refused, with the inane idea of getting out of this with no jailtime.

        And then by the time Burress finally understood that wasn't going to happen, that deal was gone.
        Pugnacity, testosterone, truculence, and belligerence.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by bigbluedefense View Post
          If I remember correctly Bob Papa said that Burress was willing to do 1 year in jail, but the DA's office wanted a minimum of 2 (this was awhile back).

          So if that were the case, the supposed 3 month plea was most likely a fabrication.
          That's the story I heard. DAs wouldn't settle for anything less than 2 years. Plus you've got the political clout of Bloomberg saying minimum 3.5 years.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Geo View Post
            Maybe it wasn't 3 months, it might have been 6, but I remember reading about it myself. Burress' lawyer got him a deal of a couple months of jailtime but Burress refused, with the inane idea of getting out of this with no jailtime.
            This sounds completely fabricated.

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            • #21
              As I said in the edited post, it might not have been 3 months.

              The situation with Plax not wanting to do more than one year and the DA wanting no less than 2 years, that came out three or four months afterwards. That was the latter situation referred to, when he pissed off the DA's office not wanting to do anytime and realized he would have to.
              Pugnacity, testosterone, truculence, and belligerence.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Geo View Post
                As I said in the edited post, it might not have been 3 months.

                The situation with Plax not wanting to do more than one year and the DA wanting no less than 2 years, that came out three or four months afterwards. That was the latter situation referred to, when he pissed off the DA's office not wanting to do anytime and realized he would have to.
                Is there a source for this? Like I said, sounds fabricated.

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                • #23
                  Yeah this is what PFT said:

                  Tension Between Burress, Brafman

                  Posted by Mike Florio on April 8, 2009 10:56 AM ET
                  Free-agent receiver Plaxico Burress and his criminal defense lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, currently aren't seeing eye to eye regarding the reluctance of Burress to accept the various plea deals that Brafman has negotiated.

                  In fact, we're told that Burress has rejected as many as three offers from prosecutors. Each one would have involved jail time -- with Burress released by the start of training camp.

                  But Burress continues to decline any offer that requires him to go to prison.
                  Six weeks later though and Papa is saying this to the media:

                  May 28, 2009
                  Bob Papa: Burress afraid of jail
                  By JUSTIN TERRANOVA

                  Giants play-by-play man Bob Papa shed some light on Plaxico Burress' legal situation on his Sirius radio show today, and it appears Burress thinks he is above the law.

                  "This is what I've been told and what I've heard," Papa said on the air. "They worked out something where they had it down to about a three-month jail term with actually only two months served and about 1,500 hours of community service. And I think his lawyers felt that they had a pretty good deal. He doesn't want to go to jail at all. He shot down the deal."

                  So if this is true -- and I cannot think of one, single reason Papa would make this up or bring it up without direct knowledge -- then Burress, who was cut by the Giants last month, would already be out of prison.

                  "He does not want to go to jail at all," Papa said on the air. "So now coming up in another couple of weeks we're gonna find out what's gonna happen. But my guess is that the city of New York is not gonna back off any kind of jail time."
                  Confirms the aforementioned 3 months right there.

                  Fabricate this.
                  Pugnacity, testosterone, truculence, and belligerence.

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                  • #24
                    Wow.

                    So Burress really is a complete dumbass.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by S T R I N G View Post
                      I never heard about this. Do you have a link?

                      Bloomberg jumped on Burress as soon as this happened. They're trying to make an example out of him.
                      I tried finding it, but the beat writers make it hard because the stuff isn't archived. I remember bloomberg wanted jail time no matter what. He just didn't want Plax getting off. I could have sworn it was 3 months, and he'd be back by training camp. This was back when it happened and then got processed in the spring. But he thought he could win and said no.

                      I posted it on our giants BBI board so someone should respond.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Geo View Post
                        Yeah this is what PFT said:



                        Six weeks later though and Papa is saying this to the media:


                        Confirms the aforementioned 3 months right there.

                        Fabricate this.
                        So PFT and Bob Papa are now reliable sources? They just heard rumours and repeated them.

                        No, I think I'll stick with my original thought that the plea-bargain has always been 2 years.

                        The guilty plea ends months of haggling between Burress' attorney and the Manhattan district attorney's office. The case went to a grand jury earlier this month after negotiations broke down, apparently because District Attorney Robert Morgenthau was insistent on Burress serving at least two years in prison.

                        Assistant District Attorney Mark Dwyer said it is standard policy to request a two-year sentence as part of a plea bargain on such serious charges. Sentencing was set for Sept. 22.
                        http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4411373
                        Last edited by S T R I N G; 08-20-2009, 12:29 PM.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Geo View Post
                          Yeah this is what PFT said:



                          Six weeks later though and Papa is saying this to the media:


                          Confirms the aforementioned 3 months right there.

                          Fabricate this.
                          That;s it! GOOD FIND! Plus rep for you for saving me the loooong process of digging it up.



                          Former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress turned down plea bargain to three-month sentence for gun possession, says report

                          http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...burress_2.html
                          Last edited by NY+Giants=NYG; 08-20-2009, 12:34 PM.

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                          • #28
                            No prob, bud.

                            Plaxico, like Vick, made it worse for himself by getting deeper into the legal situation. Although I doubt Vick's lawyer(s) were able to get as good a plea deal as Burress' did, which Plaxico turned down.
                            Pugnacity, testosterone, truculence, and belligerence.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Geo View Post
                              No prob, bud.

                              Plaxico, like Vick, made it worse for himself by getting deeper into the legal situation. Although I doubt Vick's lawyer(s) were able to get as good a plea deal as Burress' did, which Plaxico turned down.
                              I found the original blog update or report by Mike Garafolo who is one of our many beat writers.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Geo View Post
                                No prob, bud.

                                Plaxico, like Vick, made it worse for himself by getting deeper into the legal situation. Although I doubt Vick's lawyer(s) were able to get as good a plea deal as Burress' did, which Plaxico turned down.
                                So you believe PFT and some rumour Bob heard over the DA's own words?

                                Negotiations in the gun-possession case against ex-Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress -- who accidentally shot himself in the leg at a Midtown nightclub last November -- fell apart earlier this year after prosecutors insisted he do two years' state time on a plea to a lesser gun charge, the DA told The Post.
                                http://www.nypost.com/seven/07272009...lax_181537.htm

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