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In response to: Are NFL Players Given Too Much Legal Leeway?


The NFL protects their own and I'm sure they have an army of mafia lawyers constantly strong arming plea deals. Some recent examples include: Travis Henry, Pacman Jones, Leon Hall just got one, hell even Michael Vick plead down. Oddly enough though Plax turned down a plea deal, but his involved 3 months jail time and he is "deathly afraid" of that. I guess one of the perks of being a role model is being able to make a public apology and do community service by reading to little kids or whatever. Also, I don't agree that there is a war on black athletes in the NFL, don't forget about Matt Jones with his cocaine possession and subsequent parole violation. Or Jeff Reed being arrested for punching a paper towel dispenser in a mini-mart restroom... (See also Plax plea deal) NFL players are certainly not above the law, but they are subject to a more lenient justice system because we the fans don't want to be disillusioned and are awfully quick to forgive all the DUIs, aggravated assaults, cs possessions, etc. just be sure as heck you don't kill some dogs; apparently that is unforgivable.

Posted by OZPUNK | June 9, 2009 1:43 AM

By TOP COMMENTER  |  June 8, 2009; 5:31 AM ET  | Category:  Best Commenter , Crime , Plaxico Burress Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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