http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-burressnight&prov=ap&type=lgns From a legal standpoint, he violated a questionable law. He did something stupid and hurt himself (property) and the night club floor (property). If he works it out with the nightclub owner, then what more is there to do? It's a case of "The System" in the forms of cops, prosecutors, and judges trying to make an example of someone because they want blood, and all the better that it's a famous sports figure who has money. Why ruin people's lives, when the only 2 properties hurt are Plaxico's body that HE owns, and the nightclub? In the end, Plaxico will get better treatment than you and I would, because there are multiple systems of justice in this country. Which one you get to endure depends on who you know and how much $ you have.