Former NFL star Plaxico Burress, who is better known for shooting himself in the leg than catching the winning touchdown in Super Bowl XLII, got a bit of good news this week. After being ticketed for driving 125 MPH in a 70 MPH zone Florida earlier this year, the WR/walking advertisement for gun control beat the charge on a technicality. Apparently, the officer who wrote the ticket cited the wrong law, and Burress’ lawyer was able to parlay that into getting away scot-free.
The most unbelievable thing in this mess? Burress was driving a 2012 Ferrari at the time he was pulled over. For a guy who went to prison and is currently cooling his heels as a civilian, it’s pretty impressive that he’s still financially solvent enough to afford a brand-new luxury car. Maybe he could have claimed he had a lead foot, given the lead that is probably still embedded in his leg?