All of this happened because Plaxico went to a club packin' heat, and shot himself in the leg. Now, me, I'm thinking dude is a fool for carrying a gun in New York when New York has the strictest gun control laws in the country. I was also thinking that he is supposed to be hurt, and there he is, out partying at a club, a few nights before a game, even if he is not going to play.
A team is paying you millions of dollars, you are already hurt, and there you are, out there ready to get your groove on instead of trying to get back playing. Yes, I realize you can't rehab 24/7, but hanging out at a club with a messed up hamstring? And you're packin' heat?
Look, I understand that high profile people in this day and age may need protection, but at dude's level, couldn't he hire a bodyguard? Couldn't he just NOT go to the club?
Here is a quick list:
- Broncos player Darrent Williams was killed outside of a club in a drive by after leaving a club.
- Raiders player Javon Walker beat up and robbed.
- Jaguar Richard Collier shot.
I say just don't go to the club. But then there is the case of Sean Taylor.
He was in his home. He was at home.
If I'm making enough money, there is a "safe room" in the basement, a safe room on the living level, and safe rooms in the bedroom level. The safe room would be in the master bedroom closet and in the children's bedroom closets.
If I'm not making enough money, there would be a safe room somewhere in the house and at a minimum, I'm packin' on every level.
Dude should have hired a body guard, so the comments about him being dumb, are on point, even when you take into account players "being targeted."
[ UPDATE ]
I forgot to mention something important to the story. Plaxico's teammate, Steve Smith, was robbed a few days before Plaxico was caught with the gun. It's important to mention but my comment still stands; he should have had a body guard or not gone out.