A couple things to consider.
-Plaxico was carrying the gun only days after his teammate, Steve Smith, was robbed at gunpoint. That should count for something.
-A celebrity should be treated like any other person when it comes to the judicial system, a lot of the time they treated better than the average joe but sometimes they are treated worse because someone wants to make an "example" out of them.
This is from PFT's Mike Florio http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-plaxico-case/
Keep in mind that he is/was a lawyer, he thinks that Plaxico got a harsher punishment because the city was "Trying to send a message". Thats my problem, if its not fair to give special privileges to celebrities then it shouldn't be fair to treat them worse because of their fame.
-Mayor Bloomberg getting himself involved was for one reason and one reason only; votes. Bloomberg probably didn't even give a crap about Plaxico, but realized that this was a great political opportunity to show that he was not only tough on crime, but also tough on celebrities.
What Plaxico did was extremely stupid, we can all agree on that, but does that stupidity warrant a harsher sentence then your average person? I don't think so.