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http://www.nypost.com/seven/07272009/news/...htm?&page=0

 

 

It's gonna be Sing Sing for Plaxico -- even if he cops to a lesser gun charge, says Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau.

 

Negotiations in the gun-possession case against ex-Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress -- who accidentally shot himself in the leg at a Midtown nightclub last November -- fell apart earlier this year after prosecutors insisted he do two years' state time on a plea to a lesser gun charge, the DA told The Post.

 

NOT CATCHING ON WITH ANY TEAM

 

The Super Bowl XLII star was willing to bite the bullet and do jail time, but he wouldn't agree to more than a year, the DA said.

 

"We've always taken the position that he's going to have to go to jail, whether by trial or by plea," the legendary DA -- who retires at year end after 34 years in office -- said, breaking his public silence about the case.

 

Morgenthau said his office would announce the grand jury's vote within four weeks.

 

The Post has also learned Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce is still on the hook for allegedly possessing his then-teammate's gun after the shooting -- and could face a jail term of his own.

 

Burress and Pierce were side by side in the VIP vestibule at the Midtown club Latin Quarter last November when the star receiver accidentally shot himself clear through the thigh with his own gun -- a .40-caliber Glock for which the player had an expired Florida permit.

 

According to law-enforcement sources, as Pierce tended to his trembling, bleeding teammate, a security worker at the club placed the blood-splattered gun in the glove compartment of Pierce's Cadillac Escalade.

 

Prosecutors have considered flipping the unidentified Latin Quarter security worker in hopes of nailing Pierce for allegedly bringing the Glock to Burress' Totowa, NJ, home after first driving Burress to New York-Cornell Hospital, sources said.

 

"To charge Antonio and immunize other individuals engaged in the same alleged conduct -- I would hope any grand jury would reject that outrageous proposition," Pierce lawyer Michael Bachner said when asked about the potential flip.

 

Burress' lawyer wife, Tiffany, allegedly handed the gun over to cops the next day, but she is not believed to be facing any charges.

 

Morgenthau did specify that no New York-Cornell medical personnel would be charged for failing in their obligation under state law to inform police about Burress' gunshot wound.

 

Hospital officials allowed the famous receiver to sign in under the name "Harris Smith."

 

Morgenthau played coy on Pierce.

 

"I'm not going to go into that," he said, smiling, when asked whether Burress alone faced gun-possession charges.

 

If the grand jury indicts either player on the top charge of criminal possession of a weapon, the mandatory minimum sentence is 3½ years in prison, although a plea to a lesser charge, such as attempted possession, could result in far less time.

 

Meanwhile, Burress has not ruled out testifying before the grand jury hearing the case, said his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, who slammed the DA's office for failing to recognize what the lawyer called the "unique" and "sympathetic" circumstances of the self-inflicted shooting case.

 

"Now that they have drawn a line in the sand, this is going to be a battle," Brafman said, vowing to fight for his client "vigorously . . . and at trial if necessary.

 

"We are bitterly disappointed," Brafman said of the DA's decision to reject a low-jail plea and proceed with seeking an indictment.

 

Meanwhile, Burress has not ruled out testifying before the grand jury hearing the case, said his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, who slammed the DA's office for failing to recognize what the lawyer called the "unique" and "sympathetic" circumstances of the self-inflicted shooting case.

 

"Now that they have drawn a line in the sand, this is going to be a battle," Brafman said, vowing to fight for his client "vigorously - "and at trial if necessary.

 

"We are bitterly disappointed," Brafman said of the DA's decision to reject a low-jail plea and proceed with seeking an indictment. The DA's hard line ignores that Burress' gun had been purchased legally, was not used in the commission of a crime, fired accidentally and resulted in an injury only to himself, the lawyer said.

 

"I told Mr. Morgenthau that in my view, his office should consider the possibility that a grand jury, or if necessary, a trial jury, might very well decide not to indict or convict Mr. Burress," Brafman said.

 

"There are a great many sympathetic factors in this case that would suggest to any reasonable person that for an isolated lapse in judgment Plaxico has already paid a very severe penalty," not the least the forfeiture of his $35 million contract, Brafman said.

 

Morgenthau, meanwhile, defended his office against accusations of "celebrity justice" in letting the case linger for more than half a year - enough time to let Burress entertain offers by other teams to play for millions this season.

 

"There were a lot of things that had to be run down," the DA said. That included checking out the Florida license, Burress' claims that he had the gun because of alleged robberies near his home, what happened to the gun after the shooting, and whether he received any special consideration at the hospital - in addition to plea negotiations, the DA said.

 

"It's only seven months," Morgenthau said of the time between shooting and grand jury. "It's not a lifetime."

 

 

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Incoming some post by Jacky boy in 3...2....1....

 

just re-watched the giants loss to patriots in 2007

 

Pierce was the culprit all night, turning the game around with a tackle of randy moss in the end zone before the ball got there

 

allowing maroney to run all over him

 

Blackburn threw the block with freed hixon for his return of a KO for a TD

 

the guy (Pierce) just plain stinks........hes awful

 

They had Bellicheck wired for sound ......Burress was making Bellichek nervous all night long, driving him nuts......it shows how much Burress distracted our opponents

 

they were talking on NFL network roundtable last night about how poorly Pierce is playing and that Osi, Tuck and Eli are now the team leaders

 

I hope Pierce gets a year minimum and Plaxico somehow walks, and signs with the Giants LOL

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No judge and jury will convict Antonio, I'm pretty sure of that. He may have technically broken the law, but he did not break the spirit of the law. My guess is that the DA is posturing here to try and get Pierce to roll over on Burress. DA's are supposed to use discretion on prosecuting some cases. Antonio's case is not one to prosecute and I'd be shocked if the DA doesn't know that.

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i swear that pass interference on moss in the endzone was wilkinson

 

 

i remember it had the gmb up in arms about how fast wilkinson is

 

 

I watched the game last night.......It was Pierce

 

Wilkinson was all over the field that day......played a great game, but was not drapped on Moss

 

"Pierce was with Burress that night and allegedly removed Burress' gun from the scene, taking it to the wide receiver's home in Totowa, N.J. Pierce's lawyer, Michael Bachner, said in a published report that he's been told the Manhattan District Attorney plans to seek charges against Pierce. Presumably that charge would be felony criminal weapons possession, which carries a mandatory minimum of 3-1/2 years in prison.

 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football...0MgVg3jRg"

 

good news for Chase Blackburn LOL

 

Hey I didn't tell the moron to hide the gun and transport it across state lines. Pierce will do well in Prison.....he'll be a "Coach in the Cell Block"

 

BTW Pierce was also cited recently by the police in the town he lives in for mistreating dogs.......that's not good

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I watched the game last night.......It was Pierce

 

Wilkinson was all over the field that day......played a great game, but was not drapped on Moss

 

"Pierce was with Burress that night and allegedly removed Burress' gun from the scene, taking it to the wide receiver's home in Totowa, N.J. Pierce's lawyer, Michael Bachner, said in a published report that he's been told the Manhattan District Attorney plans to seek charges against Pierce. Presumably that charge would be felony criminal weapons possession, which carries a mandatory minimum of 3-1/2 years in prison.

 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football...0MgVg3jRg"

 

good news for Chase Blackburn LOL

 

Hey I didn't tell the moron to hide the gun and transport it across state lines. Pierce will do well in Prison.....he'll be a "Coach in the Cell Block"

 

BTW Pierce was also cited recently by the police in the town he lives in for mistreating dogs.......that's not good

 

 

It was actually Wilkinson. Good try though.

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It was actually Wilkinson. Good try though.

 

 

did Wilkinson steal a #58 jersey for the game????????

 

BECAUSE #58 WAS CALLED FOR INTERFERENCE ON MOSS

 

TURNING THE ROUT OF THE PATRIOTS INTO A LOSING BATTLE

 

ACTUALLY MY FAVORITE PLAY OF THAT GAME WAS THE TD ON THE OPENING DRIVE

 

JACOBS RAN OVER BRUSCHI LIKE BRUSCHI WAS WEARING A DRESS

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This is from Matt Mosley's blog:

 

Everyone wants to focus on how the Giants will look at defensive end, but the linebacking corps has also taken on a different look. Former Georgia Tech standout Gerris Wilkinson couldn't hold off veteran Danny Clark for the weak-side linebacker job, but with the injury to Osi Umenyiora, both of the players will start.

 

I remember watching Wilkinson cover Randy Moss 30 yards downfield in the final game of the regular season in 2007. He has tremendous athleticism, but he lost a chance at a starting spot because of an injury during training camp -- and because Clark outplayed him.

 

HOLY SMOKES, BATMAN.

 

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NICE TRY BUT WRONG PLAY MEATBALL

 

PIERCE WAS DRAPPED ON MOSS'S "BACK" IN THE RIGHT CORNER OF THE END ZONE......YOU'RE A PIP......A REAL WISEGUY

 

 

Again, I watched the game twice..one more than I wanted too. The one you are speaking of was when the ball hit

off of Wilkinson's helmet.

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Again, I watched the game twice..one more than I wanted too. The one you are speaking of was when the ball hit

off of Wilkinson's helmet.

 

Once again Golf, your arguing with a fucking idiot. I suggest you stop before he wastes more of your time.

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Once again Golf, your arguing with a fucking idiot. I suggest you stop before he wastes more of your time.

 

who you arguing with golf?

 

that canadian canuck? Hows it going Looney Bird?

 

we're not arguing.......he just has some sort of astigmatism, or myopia

 

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that is the play where pass interference was called in the endzone

 

 

Maroney ran for a 6-yard touchdown on the next possession to get the Patriots within 28-23. New England got a defensive pass interference penalty called on the Giants' Gerris Wilkinson in the end zone, which moved the ball to the New York 1. After the Patriots were penalized five yards, Maroney scored on the next play.

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=206...&refer=home

 

 

2nd-8, NYG14 4:19 Penalty: Defensive Pass Interference on New York (Gerris Wilkinson) - 13 yards.

 

full play by play: you wont find a pass interference call on pierce

 

http://www.comcast.net/sports/nfl/games/20...019/playbyplay/

 

 

The score successfully concluded an eight-play, 73-yard drive that included a pass interference penalty on Gerris Wilkinson, who was covering Moss in the end zone. Wilkinson was substituting for Mitchell.

 

http://www.giants.com/news/headlines/story...?story_id=26457

 

 

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game set match

 

perhaps it was a 53

 

it looked like classic Pierce to me......mea culpa

 

ok so how do you think Plaxico and Antonia will adjust to life on Rikers Island? Which one will be girlfriend and which one a boyfriend?

 

This is going to be hilarious

 

no air horns on the Island

 

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perhaps it was a 53

 

it looked like classic Pierce to me......mea culpa

 

ok so how do you think Plaxico and Antonia will adjust to life on Rikers Island? Which one will be girlfriend and which one a boyfriend?

 

This is going to be hilarious

 

no air horns on the Island

 

 

 

 

i dont think antonio will go to jail

 

 

 

 

and 53 was torber, wilkinson was 59

 

 

its funny how sure you were it was pierce, telling other people they need glasses, your hatred of pierce is literally clouding your vision and blurring your reality

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perhaps it was a 53

 

it looked like classic Pierce to me......mea culpa

 

ok so how do you think Plaxico and Antonia will adjust to life on Rikers Island? Which one will be girlfriend and which one a boyfriend?

 

This is going to be hilarious

 

no air horns on the Island

:LMAO::LMAO::LMAO:

 

Jack you are one of a kind!

 

Great stuff.

 

 

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