Tears for Plax

Week 3 was filled with sensational finishes and as each game passes, the words of Patriots QB Tom Brady from a few weeks ago shine through. Brady said — and I’m paraphrasing here — no one is bigger than the game and this game goes on without you. Such is the case for former Giants WR Plaxico Burress, who recently began a two-year prison sentence for a weapons conviction stemming from his self-inflicted gunshot wound last November.

I have been extremely critical of Burress over the years because of the other self-inflicted wounds he continues to sustain. But I must confess, seeing the images of him in front of the judge last week with those bloodshot eyes gave me a genuine sense of grief. As a father, it was tough watching Plax with his son, Elijah.

I know there are many who say that Plax deserves what he gets for being stupid and they might be right. My issue is that I know bad people and Plaxico is going to jail for doing something stupid as opposed to being a real criminal, which by my definition is someone seeking to do harm.

What say you?

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