Originally Posted by Dread-Head
Athletes who are still playing their respective sports, with the notable exceptions of Dog Boy (Michael Vick) and Plaxico Burress are RARELY charged for any crime of which they're accused and in the rare instances when they ARE charged get feather-light slaps on the wrist.
I don't know whether Plaxico got charged light or ordinary. Vick actually got off light. What he ultimately confessed to the feds, i.e. almost an automatic conviction, was up to 25 years in state law violations and they decided not to prosecute at all.