Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Giants wouldn't let Burress play, would they?

Plaxico Burress did the perp walk.

Giants wouldn't let Burress play, would they?

Louis Lanzano

Giants receiver Plaxico Burress did the perp walk Monday morning, turning himself in to police in New York. The reports said he wasn't limping, even though he had apparently accidentally shot himself in the thigh at a nightclub, which would involve possession of a loaded weapon without a permit, which is kind of against the law in New York City. The mandatory penalty, if he is convicted, is at least 3 1/2 years in jail.

Anyway, his lawyer is a big-time guy named Benjamin Brafman. And, with  that, there is this from the New York Daily News:

"My hope is that it plays out well and he can continue his career because he's a good person, I think, with a brilliant athletic career," said Brafman outside the precinct. "It would be a terrible sadness if an isolated incident could ruin a life."

"If they let him play, he'll be able to play," said Brafman, insisting that Burress was recovering quickly from both the gunshot wound and a hamstring strain that had already sidelined him.

All of which raises the questions, as a date with the Eagles awaits on Sunday:

The Giants wouldn't dare let him play? Would they?

Rich Hofmann Daily News Sports Columnist
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Rich Hofmann arrived at the Daily News in 1980 for a job whose status was officially designated as "full-time, temporary." A senior at Penn at the time, he was hired to fill in on the copy desk during a staff illness. The notion of him covering the Eagles or being a columnist did not exist in anyone's imagination. It was supposed to be six weeks and out, but he never left. It is only one of the reasons why so many people have concerns about him as a potential house guest. Rich has blogged the postseasons of the Flyers and Eagles. E-mail Rich at hofmanr@phillynews.com Reach Rich at hofmanr@phillynews.com.

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