Posts Tagged ‘Plaxico Burress’

The NFL Gun Club

July 2, 2013

The NFL Gun Club

Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged’s Camaro convertible sped down Central Avenue like it was the Indianapolis Speedway until it was stopped by DC police. A loaded, unregistered .40-caliber H&K pistol was found under the driver’s seat.  The New England Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez favors the Glock .40, the same model New York Jet’s Plaxico Burress used to shoot himself in the thigh back in 2008.

Mr. Lefeged is being held on gun charges in DC jail; Mr. Hernandez is charged with murder. Plaxico Burress spent two years in prison for illegal possession of a handgun and poor marksmanship reckless endangerment.

As Chattanooga reporter Mark Wiedmer says, “Remember when the two biggest names in the National Football League were Brady and Manning rather than Smith and Wesson?”


Plaxico Burress Shoots Into DC

July 1, 2011

Plaxico Burress Shoots Into DC

Plaxico Burress is known for catching a winning Superbowl pass, then catching a bullet in his leg when his illegal gun went off in his sweatpants.  He was cut from the New York Giants and drafted by the New York State Department of Corrections. Recently released by the Oneida Correctional Facility team, he’s now playing in DC for the Urban League and the Brady Center for Gun Violence.


Plaxico Penalty: Prison

September 23, 2009

Plaxico Penalty: Prison

Plaxico Burress caught the winning pass in Super Bowl XLII, but yesterday the former NFL star caught a prison sentence for short yardage, 2 years. He could have spent 36 years in a New York prison, but pleaded guilty to the get the shorter term. Prison time is compulsory for New York City gun crimes.