Lil Wayne will be sentenced today in Manhattan Supreme Court after pleading
guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree
in October 2009. According to the New York Post, he is set to receive
a one year sentence. It is interesting to note that this is the same charge
to which wide receiver Plaxico Burress plead guilty in August 2009. Burress
2 year prison sentence. One difference between the two cases is that Plaxico Burress told his
story to the grand jury, whereas Wayne refrained from doing so. There
is, however, no reason to think that the D.A.’s office or the court
in the Burress case held the fact that he testified against him when it
came to the sentence, as Burress appears to have testified truthfully.
The discrepancy in the sentence can probably be chalked up to the different
circumstances under which each of the men were arrested. While Wayne only
allegedly possessed a firearm inside his tour bus, Burress’s weapon
was taken inside a busy nightclub and actually (although accidentally)
UPDATE: March 2, 2010: Lil’ Wayne’s sentencing was delayed
on account of a fire in the courthouse.