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Plaxico Burress Beats 125 MPH Speeding Ticket On Technicality

Plaxico Beats 125 MPH Speeding Ticket

Plaxico Burress escaped a heavy fine when he beat a 125 mph speeding ticket on a technicality. The former NFL receiver had a promising career in his hands when he shot himself in the leg in a club in 2008.

Burress got the ticked in Broward County, Florida, driving an impressive 125 mph (70 miles over the speed limit), reports Yahoo! Sports.

While the former NFL player was pulled over and ticketed for going over the speed limit, the officer cited the incorrect law on the ticket. The officer corrected the mistake but only after handing out the ticket.

The mistake ended up being a lucky break for Plaxico, who had the ticket thrown out on the technicality. While officers will likely pay closer attention to the laws they write on tickets, those who receive them will also likely look closer at the laws they have violated.

While Plaxico may have beat the massive 125 mpg ticket, which he earned in his 2012 Ferrari, he still remains unemployed, with some experts believing that the former NFL player is asking too much for his potential contracts.

Yard Barker writers note:

“Now, I have no idea what law was cited on Burress’ copy of the citation, but it couldn’t have been that far off from the speeding charge, could it? Something has finally gone Burress’ way after he shot himself in the leg in November of 2008 and ended up serving jail time.”

This isn’t the first time Plaxico has beaten a speeding ticket, as the former NFL player was cited for a number of charges including speeding in March of 2009. But that ticket was thrown out when his lawyer argued the officer didn’t provide any information on how to pay the tickets.

Do you think Plaxico should have beaten the 125 mph speeding ticket, or should he have to pay it?

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19 Responses to “Plaxico Burress Beats 125 MPH Speeding Ticket On Technicality”

  1. Lloyd Willis

    spellcheck would help this article.. "Burress got the ticked in Broward County" &"While Plaxico may have beat the massive 125 mpg ticket" thinking that's mph..maybe..just saying… he should pay the ticket since he is evidently guilty.

  2. Douglas Ledet

    This is the way it works. The policeperson radios in that he/she has a 125 mph speedier. After the stop, the officer sees it is a POWER PLAYER (rich, famous, influenial, etc.). So the ticket is written with something incorrect. The officer is told not to do that again. End of story. Unfortunately, in this country, there are many levels of "justice", depending who you are.

  3. Andrew L Shearer

    Apparently he left his gun back at the club and was in a hurry to retrieve it.

  4. Davey Jones

    once again, the rich people get to do whatever they want without any consequences for their actions….

  5. Crystal Stanley

    Pay! Pay! Pay! He could have killed someone. He might next time being he knows he can get away with it now.

  6. Steve Norris

    He's unemployed and not rich but there are different levels of justice – our system doesn't work and never will as long as people are involved, meaning there are just too many greedy and powerful people that unfairly influence the system with their $$ and connections. He could have killed somebody not to mention himself. He should have been penalized, technical glitch or not.

  7. John Deno

    next time he will kill someone, they should have taken his keys and threw them away..this idiot should not be allowed to drive..

  8. Alice Soefje

    No, he should not have gotten off, but the cop should have gotten the law right. That is his job. If public officials are held accountable for their mistakes, they will try harder to get it right. Just like we in private life have to do.

  9. Thomas B. Kandziorski

    "While Plaxico may have beat the massive 125 mpg ticket, which he earned in his 2012 Ferrari, he still remains unemployed, with some experts believing that the former NFL player is asking too much for his potential contracts."

    I guess the officer has stock in the oil business! Plaxico was driving a Ferrari that gets 125 mpg, and that was cutting into his profit from shares of stock.