"Burress was an ass," said a female bartender about his conduct last Saturday."He was rude and disorderly and didn't acknowledge anyone unless they were in the VIP section. He didn't treat anybody with respect.
SUNDAY 12/07/08....GIANT STRUGGLE OFFENSE SPUTTERS IN 20-14 LOSS TO EAGLES. However, this is going to remembered as the game the Giants came up empty after a week of scrutiny and media hype following the suspension of Burress for the rest of the season and an investigation into the role of middle linebacker Antonio Pierce in the aftermath of the incident in which Burress shot himself in a Manhattan nightclub.
Burress is charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon after the shooting, punishable by 3 1/2 to 15 years in prison if convicted. The football star did not have a permit to have a gun in New York.It was Giants official Ronnie Barnes - and not the cops - whom players Plaxico Burress and Antonio Pierce contacted early on Nov. 29, when Burress fumbled a gun he carried into a Manhattan nightclub and shot himself in the thigh.
Barnes, the team's vice president of medical services, directed him to a Manhattan hospital that employed team physicians. No one - not even hospital administrators - dialed 911 or notified police until eight hours after the 1:50 a.m. shooting. Burress became the seventh Giant to have a run-in with the law this year. Since 2000, 246 NFL players, including 10 Giants, have been arrested.
Run-and-gun receiver Plaxico Burress isn't the only Giant who packs heat. At least five of his teammates legally own weapons, according to a Post review of public records and news reports. Burress' comrades-in-arms are linebacker Daniel Clark, cornerback Sam Madison, defensive end Renaldo Wynn and running backs Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward. Clark and Madison are licensed to carry concealed weapons in Florida, but both permits are set to expire next year. Defensive end Jerome McDougle's permit expired last year. (Everybody has a gun In Florida).
A ground-breaking law designed to allow the victims of crime to open fire without first trying to get away is allowing gangsters to get away with murder, according to law enforcement officials. In pictures: Florida gun law
Two years ago, Florida became the first state to pass the "Stand Your Ground" or “Shoot First” law that gave people the right to open fire if they felt threatened on the street or in their car. The legislation was championed by the powerful National Rifle Association.
The new law extended the so-called castle doctrine, which allowed residents to shoot would-be burglars, to outside the home with the intention of giving legal protection to victims who opened fire during hold-ups or car jackings.
Neither New York nor New Jersey recognizes out-of-state gun permits. After Burress accidentally shot himself on Nov. 29, Jacobs, Ward and Wynn publicly revealed that they, too, were licensed to walk around armed. It's not known whether additional Giants are, since only six states allow the public to search their gun-permit records.