Former NY Giants WR Plaxico Burress's name will be replaced with a number now that he's in the system for the next two years.
After hearing his sentence in a Manhattan courtroom, Burress was immediately taken into custody. He tenderly kissed his pregnant wife and young son goodbye and hugged his tearful parents as he was led out of the courtroom.
The star receiver was transported to Riker's Island for processing. According to TMZ.com, the star athlete ate alone in his cell last night. He dined on hot dogs, beans, whole wheat bread and fruit. For breakfast he'll get fruit, grits, whole wheat bread and his choice of coffee or tea. Then, later today, he will be transferred to Fishkill Correctional Facility in upstate New York where he will serve out his sentence.
Burress was convicted on a weapon charge after a gun that he illegally concealed in his waistband discharged wounding him in his thigh last November. The accident occurred inside a crowded NY nightclub. The police weren't notified until Burress sought treatment for his injury at a local hospital.
Of course, the very Reverend Al Sharpton had something to say about yet another black athlete getting the shaft (so to speak). According to TMZ.com, Sharpton is coming out swinging against Plaxico Burress' 2-year prison sentence -- claiming Plax's punishment is "way out of proportion with the crime."
"I think it is an unusually harsh sentence for someone who was his own victim. He should be punished but his sentence is way out of proportion with the crime.
Celebrities should not be given special treatment but they should not be given exceptional punishments either." Read more...
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