Marcus Dixon tries not to think about the 15 darkest months of his life. All that lost time in prison. All those tears. No football. No freedom.
“It was dark,” Plaxico Burress recalled to interviewer Bryant Gumbel in Tuesday’s edition of “Real Sports” on HBO. “And I kind of, you know, missed a step. That’s when I felt my gun start to slide. I went to grab it to stop it from falling. Pow!”
No one with a pen and a pulse would write that Plaxico Burress didn’t deserve to be punished. Fined? Hell, yes. Suspended? Absolutely? Cut? Why not? But jailed for 20 months? That’s different.