Irate Bloomberg: Throw the Book at Plax

Mayor, NYPD upset by cover-up after accidental shooting of Giants receiver
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2008 11:11 AM CST

(Newser) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg is furious at the Plaxico Burress cover-up, the New York Post reports. Bloomberg demanded the Giants receiver get no special treatment for allegedly carrying an illegal handgun, and said anything less than the 3½-year minimum sentence would be “a sham, a mockery.” He recommended the district attorney investigate New York-Cornell Hospital for failing to report the gunshot wound.

The NYPD is also fuming over the lack of cooperation from the NFL, making it difficult to get answers from teammates such as Antonio Pierce, who was at the club Saturday with Burress; Pierce denies any wrongdoing. Bloomberg is also outraged the Giants didn’t immediately report the incident, leaving cops to find out about it on the news.