Plaxico Burress asks Ja Morant to ‘learn from me’ amid strip club gun shame… after ex-NFL star derailed his career by accidentally shooting himself in the leg in New York bar
Former NFL star wide receiver Plaxico Burress is imploring Ja Morant to learn from his past mistakes when it comes to firearms.
The ex-New York Giant and Jet reacted to Morant’s recent Instagram Live video where the Memphis Grizzlies point guard was seen waving what appeared to be a gun.
Police in Colorado are now investigating Morant after the video was released to see if he potentially broke any laws – such as possession of a firearm under the influence.
Burress said that the young superstar should ‘learn from me’ so that he doesn’t ruin his future and potential.
‘If you can’t learn anything, learn from me,’ Burress said on Tuesday’s episode of ‘The Carton Show’.
Former NFL star Plaxico Burress is asking Ja Morant to ‘learn from me’ after gun incident
Morant appeared to hold up a gun in an Instagram Live video in the early hours of Saturday
Burress famously de-railed his career after serving 20 mos. in prison on a weapons charge
‘Make better decisions because you really don’t want for him to have that label being that he’s so young. He has the opportunity to be the face of the NBA. He’s that great of a player.’
Burress, the receiver that caught the game-winning touchdown in the Giants’ upset victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII had one of the more famous unintentional gun-related mishaps in NFL history.
In 2008, the receiver suffered from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot at a New York City nightclub that hit him in the thigh. A pistol in the pocket of his jeans began to move, and the trigger was accidentally pulled when Burress went to grab it.
Burress was released from the hospital the next day, but faced charges for not having a license to carry in the city.
He turned himself in and accepted a deal that landed him a two year prison sentence – of which he served 20 months.
After his release, he played one season for the Jets and two seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers before his career ended due to injury in 2013.
Burress hopes that Morant can grow from his errors and better himself for the future.
‘You want to see him mature as a person as his game is getting better,’ Burress said, ‘and I think that all comes with time and being around the right people. He made a mistake.’
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