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The Morning After: December 3, 2008

The Morning AfterPlaxico Burress is set to lose roughly $825000 by being suspended for the rest of the year. This figure could go up as he was slated to earn a another piece of his signing bonus in the amount of $1M on December 10. All of this because he felt the need to carry a gun to protect himself. 

My first thought was…”Why didn’t he just get a concealed weapon permit?” So I looked up what it would take to get the permit…only to find it is virtually impossible to do so in New York City…this of course is unless “you can show that your life is in danger and that having a gun will protect you, or will improve your chances of surviving.” Those are the words of Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a 2006 NY Post Article. This is the same Bloomberg who wants the book thrown at Burress.

So tell me…are Robert DiNero, Harvey Keitel, Howard Stern, Don Imus, and Donald Trump in some kind of danger…these are a few of those allowed to pack heat in NYC according to the NY Post article…So would a famous athlete qualify for a gun permit? Continue reading


Told Ya So

Maybe I can start earning credibility as a blogger.  I had said it in the comments here, at The Big Lead and over at MLJ at some point over the last week, that I had sources telling me that the WCNYFG players were pleased about the suspension that was handed down to Plaxico Burress.  Not happy, but pleased.

One of the biggest leaders and stars on the team, Justin Tuck spoke with the media and made it clear that the players are not upset with Coach Coughlin and the organizations discipline of the star wide receiver, and in fact they are in support of the suspension.  Athletes crave leadership and accountability, and this is a prime example.

Plax, i know you are not reading this, but I am going to say it anyway.   They are not against you on this.  I know it is common for wide receivers with big ego’s like yourself to think everyone else is wrong about you and that you are being alienated by your teammates.  This is not the case.  They love you and want you on board to continue what you guys started late last December.  Get focused, get ready to support them this weekend against Seattle, and you can return with a bang on MNF the following week.

This also shows you how this is definitely Coughlin’s team now.  Amazing how winning can do that for you.  These guys use to look at these type of decisions as pointless, thinking he was only hurting the team. Now they are realizing it is Plaxico that is hurting the team and not the coach.