Plaxico knows a little something about guns. He never hurt anyone on purpose, but he does understand the whole gun debate issue. When Plax accidentally shot himself in the leg 4 years, he had everyone debating about gun issues (and athletes with guns) like they are today.
Check out what he had to say about the situation:
According to Mike Garafolo at USAToday:
“It will (be a topic) for a little while. But over time something else will happen, and we’ll be having the same discussion then,” Burress told USA TODAY Sports by phone this week. “Things like this happen to people every day. It just happened to be Jovan, somebody that we knew. That’s why we’re having this discussion. But it goes on in society all the time.”
He added: “It’s not really the culture of the NFL, it’s about what’s going on in society today.”
“People are going to make up their mind about what they’re going to do. I’ve had conversations with guys about my incident and what happened. Unfortunate things can happen, but it ultimately comes down to the person.
“You can speak to somebody until you’re blue in the face, but people are going to do what they’re going to do,” he added. “That’s just the way it is. You can encourage people and give them different options on whatever they want to do, but at the end of the day people are going to make their own.”
But even Burress realizes there’s a trend developing in the NFL, whether related to repeat brain injuries or not.
“It’s the kind of thing that’s been going on around the NFL for the past four or five years with these suicides and different things,” he said. “Not even about the gun thing; it was just the last option he felt he had. “It’s just sad. Very, very unfortunate.”