Other than the requisite "Law & Order" jokes, it's tough to find amusement in the Plaxico Burress mess. The guy was one of the game's better receivers, did something profoundly stupid and now might never play another NFL game, at least if you listen to SportsNation voters. It's just not a fun story, unless perhaps you're a Cowboys fan, and even then, those who live in billion-dollar glass houses ...
But in terms of opinion, Monday's indictment didn't change much for Burress. A month and a half ago, 52 percent of voters said they would want Burress on their team. A day after the indictment, 51 percent of voters say it wouldn't bother them if their favorite team signed the wideout if he's eligible to play while awaiting trial. Maybe that's not an overwhelming vote of support, but it feels like a hung jury as far as the court of public opinion goes.
As for what comes next, this is Roger Goodell we're talking about, so it's difficult to imagine Burress playing this season. But in the wake of Marshawn Lynch getting a three-game suspension after a gun-related incident, voters think Plax deserves a chance.
I would have NEVER said this before, but if Michael Vick was reinstated, I see no reason why Burress shouldn't be either. Plaxico did something stupid, but only hurt himself. Vick helped set up, and backed with money, a heinous enterprise, that was not only promoting illegal gambling but the abuse and torture of dogs......a way worse moral offense in my mind....and inhumane to boot.......” -- rasta212
I have a difficult time feeling sorry for anyone who has earned $40 million, can afford any personal protection, and still has the arrogance to deliberately break the law, by carrying a loaded firearm, with a round in the chamber, in the waistband of his sweatpants, into a crowded nightclub. Then he discharged it. And somehow, he persuaded the hospital's medical staff not to inform the police, which is also required by law. The doctor rightfully got suspended. And now he's been asking for sympathy? Why should anyone feel sympathy?” -- dealers_ch01ce
plax shouldn't get anything more than a couple months at most in my opin., but it doesn't affect the Giants so whatever, just glad bloomberg and the da weren't able to make it a witch hunt against pierce too” -- PiccoloKu9