Fame and funds didn't help Burress

Originally Published: August 20, 2009
By Lester Munson | ESPN.com

Money, top attorneys and celebrity can come in handy when you're accused of a serious crime. Ask Ray Lewis. Ask Mark Chmura. Ask Kobe Bryant. Not always -- ask Michael Vick -- but money, lawyers and fame often help smooth the way through the legal process.

For Plaxico Burress, none of them worked. His guilty plea to a count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon Thursday got him a two-year prison sentence.

Burress used his money to hire one of New York's top ...

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