Plaxico Burress: Today's Stupidest Person in The World

Sean CroweSenior Writer INovember 29, 2008

Nothing makes me crazier than a moron who throws his life away. Nothing.

I played football when I was younger. I enjoyed the game. I like to think I have a pretty good understanding of the game. I worked hard at it, but in the end a 5-foot-8 kid who ran a 6 second 40-yard-dash just wasn’t going to make it in the game of football no matter how hard he tried.

NFL history is littered with guys who did have that God given talent but worked their asses off to throw it all away.

Adam “Pacman” Jones is a perfect example. He has as much talent as anyone. He’s fast, he’s a natural with the ball in his hands especially in space, and he knows how to make things happen on the football field.

But he’s a flaming moron. Emphasis on moron.

Now he’s one strike away from joining Maurice Clarett in NFL purgatory, or prison. Probably both.

Michael Vick is another one. He had everything. He may not have been a great passer, but he was a playmaker. Nobody could question the kid's ability to make plays.

Imagine Michael Vick running Miami’s wildcat offense…

But he was a moron. He threw his life away. Now, instead of being one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL, he’s rotting in a jail cell hoping someone will give him an opportunity when he gets out of prison.

Assuming the Commissioner lets him back in the NFL.

These players are morons. I can’t stress this enough. They’re dumb. They’re indefensibly stupid.

Am I making my point?

The latest player out to prove just how incredibly stupid he can be is Plaxico Burress. Burress wins a Super Bowl, gets a huge contract, then goes completely insane.

He’s late for meetings. He skips treatment when injured. Things that would get normal people fired, but when you’re freakishly good at what you do, you get a pass (or a one-game suspension).

But Burress didn’t stop there. He took stupidity to a place where even Pacman Jones hasn’t gone. He went to a club and shot himself in the leg.

He shot himself in the leg. With a concealed weapon. In New York. Where he reportedly doesn't have a permit to carry.

Who knows how badly he’s hurt, but let’s assume the moron got lucky. He’s going to have to deal with the legal implications of what he did. Then he’ll have to deal with the Commissioner, who likes to suspend players who have issues with the law almost as much as I like to call them out for being morons.

Ever watch MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann? He does this thing every show called Worst Persons. You'll have to forgive me for stealing his thing, then changing it up a bit.

Plaxico, you are today’s…stupidest…person….in the world!!!

Congratulations, moron.

Sean Crowe covers the Patriots-Examiner">New England Patriots for and writes a bi-weekly column for

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