Plaxico Burress: Conflict of Interest


Published: March 24, 2009


... my body throughout the course of that brisk late-November Saturday. Then details emerged that he was the one most responsible for his own fate, accidentally firing a pistol that he was carrying in his sweats.


Then the Giants convincingly beat the Washington Redskins in miserable weather. For the second-straight game Eli Manning played extremely well, and Domenik Hixon was emerging into a reliable target for Manning. The next day talk began to fire up that the weapon Burress was carrying was unlicensed, a recurring problem in urban areas, especially New York City.


Plaxico was now facing major charges. If convicted, he could face up to fifteen years in jail. Mayor Bloomberg puffed out his chest in the midst of this controversy, demanding that Burress be prosecuted, as any other citizen would be.


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