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    6 Comments     Monday, December 1st, 2008

    When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong

    Plaxico Burress evidently doesn’t value his NFL career.

    Plaxico Burress evidently doesn’t value his NFL career. Carrying a concealed, loaded, unregistered semi-automatic weapon is never a good idea.

    Carrying a concealed, loaded, unregistered semi-automatic weapon in New York City, at a club, is an even worse idea.

    But, let’s be real.

    None of us are worth millions of dollars and none of us knows what it is like to constantly be hounded everywhere we go.

    Whether it be McDonald’s, Macy’s or Wal-Mart, athletes are celebrities and are recognized, and at times challenged by those who are jealous of their worth and success.

    Still, the benefits of carrying a gun and protecting yourself are greatly outnumbered by the pitfalls of doing the act.

    The only benefit of carrying a gun is shooting someone who is shooting at you.

    I can think of 38 negatives to that positive.

    So, while Burress probably had a good reason (in his head at least) when he left his house to carry the gun, it’s just not a good idea.

    I’m not against players having the right to have guns, but once it goes off—NFL commissioner Roger Goodell can pretty much do what he wants.

    Burress is done with the Giants, it’ll be interesting if he gets the “Vick-treatement”—we all know what that is.

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    6 Responses to “When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong”

    12.1.08 at 1:38 pm

    Mossberg says:
    Burress did not practice all week due to an ailing hamstring and already had been ruled out of Sunday’s game on Friday. He goes to a club with a tool in tow , heated and ready to blow. He accidentally shoots himself in the same leg as the injured hamstring. If I were the Giants… I’d release him right now. They’re winning without him anyway.

    12.1.08 at 3:27 pm

    ListenToLeon says:
    @ Mossberg said, the Giants REALLY don’t need him. ESPN the Magazine had a great article about how NFL players feel like targets after what happened to Sean Taylor, dude from the Jaguars who is now paralyzed, Darrent Williams and numerous others. I don’t blame him for owning a gun…but carrying it in the club is a recipe for trouble. He should hire some bodyguards or something if you feel like your well being is THAT threatened when going out. This is the first article that made me look at things from an NFL player’s perspective. The others were usually being silly and calling Burress “Cheddar Bob.” Nice work.

    12.1.08 at 4:45 pm

    King says:
    all i can say is SMH

    12.1.08 at 10:57 pm

    Skr8 Ignit Wid Dat Thang says:
    Niggaz are so fucking talented and so damn stupid. When are we ever gonna learn! Dumbass “Cheddar Bob” Burress

    12.1.08 at 11:50 pm

    wooww says:
    Ah you try to give these guys the benefit of the doubt and they keep doing stupid shit! When does it end?

    12.8.08 at 3:45 pm

    DBL says:
    I don’t mind any athlete owning a gun, or even carrying it. But, come on, get a license to carry it so that you are LEGAL with it. Once you carry without a license, and you fire it (either by accident or on purpose) the law has to get involved.

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