I am a Spartan, though I attended Michigan State long before Plaxico Burress played football there.
So I feel sorry for Plaxico; sorry to hear that he has been sentenced to two years in prison for possession of a weapon in New York.
Burress was the only one harmed when his gun accidentally discharged to wound him in the thigh. He was not the only one at risk.
The thing fans like least is the player who feels the rules don't apply to him. Their stories become morality plays.
It's legal to carry a concealed weapon in 41 States. New York is not one of them.
Still, to be both the victim and the perpetrator of the same crime and to be targeted by the local mayor to make a point....
Burress couldn't handle success. He got more out of control after his greatest success. He brought this upon himself.
Don't we all?
See Interview With Plaxico Burress' Lawyer