Plaxico Pleads Guilty To Gun Charge, Gets 2 Years

A lot of loose ends are being tied up concerning some unpleasant NFL offseason incidents. Donte Stallworth has been suspended for the year after committing vehicular manslaughter. Michael Vick has finally found a home in Philly after a two-season exodus due to dogfighting. And we’re no longer subject to an annoyingly ongoing “will he or won’t he” conundrum of a certain signal caller from southern Mississippi.

Plaxico Burress upside down

And now, Plaxico Burress’ shameful self-shooting saga has reached its conclusion. This morning, the former New York Giants receiver plead guilty to weapons possession, and as a result, will be spending the next two years in prison. Hope Sing Sing has NFL Sunday Ticket.

The NEWARK (NJ) STAR-LEDGER has the full details:

Embattled former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon and will serve two years in prison, followed by two years probation after his release.

Burress was indicted earlier in August on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, in addition to one count of reckless endangerment — charges that would have carried a minimum sentence of 3 1/2 years in prison if convicted at trial. He pleaded guilty to a lesser sentence Thursday.

I suppose Roger Goodell & crew have to feel contented that the Plaxico case has been taken care of before the regular season got underway. Now “SportsCenter” can focus less air time on Burress’s unfortunate situation, and focus more on Ben Roethlisberger’s unfortunate situation.

Oh, wait.