Michael Vick? Tortures pupies, spends a year and a half in jail, is playing ball again already.
Donte Stallworth? Drunkenly runs a man down, will spend *24 DAYS* in Jail, be eligible to play ball again in January.
Plaxico Burress SHOOTS HIMSELF IN THE LEG and is going to prison for two years. I'm not saying he didn't do anything wrong, or that he shouldn't go to jail at all, or lose his ability to play ball, or be tarred and feathered and whatever else you want to do to him (dude, have you seen the way he snatches the ball out of the air? if it gets the motherfucker of the giants, i'm all for it) but let's think about how asinine this is for like five minutes, huh?
I realize this is all indicative of a system that is preferential to celebrity, and conflicted about coddling that celebrity when it comes in brown packaging. but like, wtf, really? the only thing/person/object he hurt was himself- slap him on the wrist and be done with it, if you're going to do it; do not slap on the wrist the man who ran over some guy.