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Plaxico Burress “Deathly Afraid” Of Jail
Total Pro Sports – To go from a possibility of three years in jail to only 3 months in jail is bargain, but it is not one that former New York Giant’s wide receiver Plaxico Burress is willing to accept.
Faced with a second-degree weapons charge that caries with it a minimum 1 1/2 year sentence, it has been reported by Giants play-by-play announcer Bob Papa, that Plax was offered a reduced sentence, but is “deathly afraid” of jail and would rather take the risk of going to court.
“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. . . . He does not want to go to jail at all. 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.
“Evidently, he’s gonna have to go to Ryker’s Island,” Papa added. “He’s deathly afraid of going. . . . [I]f he would have just taken the deal when it originally was offered it would all be over with by now. But supposedly the community service hours and the jail time are not appealing to him.” [FanHouse]
To be deathly afraid of jail is not something out of the ordinary, but for Plaxico Burress, it must be especially troubling. He also must be confident in his innocence, because if not, he will likely come to the realization down the road that he broke the law and there are consequences to be paid. Those consequences can been a lot less harsh when you admit guilt for your crimes. Hasn’t steroids in baseball taught us anything?