Guns on players’ minds

As NFL players returned to work Wednesday, the hot topic of conversation was, not surprisingly, guns and protection.

With Giants wide receiver Steve Smith getting held up two weeks ago, and New York wide receiver Plaxico Burress carrying a gun, other players were asked about the topic.

“I think security is an issue that not just as a football player, but just as an athlete and as a celebrity, as a face, a figure, is something that you have to focus in on because too many times we have heard too many tragic stories or guys getting held up or getting robbed and that is something we need to eliminate,” said Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. “Security is an issue in which it is something that passes across your mind and something that you really need to look into.”

McNabb then issued the quote of the day. Asked if he has a firearm, McNabb responded: “I don’t have any weapons. I don’t own any weapons unless you call a couple of Louisville sluggers and aluminum baseball bats some of my weapons. But if you come into my house I am going to turn into Barry Bonds on you.”

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