David Kirkpatrick

December 1, 2008

Plaxico Burress is in big trouble

Filed under: et.al., Media, Sports — Tags: , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 5:25 pm

As a friend of mine mentioned today, New York gun laws are draconian. The New York Giant reciever is looking at some real time behind bars for this little escapade.

I’m guessing the time in the clink will be a career-ender for Plax.

From the link:

In what prosecutors called “a strong case,” Burress faces a mandatory sentence of 3 ½ years in state prison, with a maximum of 15 years, on each count. Benjamin Brafman, Burress’s lawyers, said Burress planned to plead not guilty to both charges.

Burress remained silent through the proceedings and did not talk to reporters Monday. Brafman, who told reporters that he would not talk about specifics of the case, said that he hoped prosecutors would let the investigations of the matter play out before moving ahead with the matter.

August 24, 2008

Umenyiora out for season

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 3:38 pm

I almost blogged about this last night with the conceit Giant’s fans probably collectively had their hearts in their mouths.

Well, the other shoe did drop and Osi is done for the season. A thinned D-line is now essentially depleted.

From the link:

Umenyiora was hurt in the second quarter of Saturday’s preseason game against the New York Jets, but early indications were that there was no ligament damage.

However, an MRI Sunday found a torn lateral meniscus, Dr. Russell Warren told the team. The two-time Pro Bowl choice will have surgery Tuesday and be sidelined for the season.

The loss is a major one for the Super Bowl champions in the wake of the retirement of seven-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Strahan a few months ago.