Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress is the latest victim in the government's campaign to lock up successful Floridians. Today the Lighthouse Point resident began serving a two-year prison sentence for shooting himself in the thigh at a New York City club. The incident occurred in November 2008, with a concealed weapon whose Florida license had expired in May of that year.
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Let's skip over the obvious lessons about combining droopy drawers, loaded weapons, and crowded nightclubs. Given the severity of that sentence, Burress should have hired Jeffrey Epstein's lawyers.