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Robert Guerrero’s no good, very bad day in New York

By Zach Arnold | March 28, 2013

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The good news for Robert Guerrero is that it appears his May 4th fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas is still going to happen. The bad news is that after that fight, he may get the Plaxico Burress treatment from the state of New York and spend time in jail after being arrested on gun charges at JFK Airport.

He had an unloaded gun in his possession while trying to board a flight to Las Vegas. Bloviating Queens district attorney Richard A. Brown was quoted as saying the following:

“I hope that Mr. Guerrero fights better than he thinks. For anyone who hasn’t gotten the message, let me be crystal clear: You cannot bring an unlicensed weapon — loaded or unloaded — into this county or this city. And if you do you will be arrested and face felony charges.”

Guerrero presented a locked gun box to a Delta Airlines ticket agent. So, for his honesty (and idiocy), he got hammered. When you go into the land of Michael Bloomberg, you kind of know what you are getting into. Maybe if his name was David Gregory, he wouldn’t have been arrested. The Washington D.C. way of gun law enforcement. Instead, Rikers looks more like a possible temporary home for The Ghost. Ask Lil Wayne about what kind of experience that is. Just don’t drink the sizzurp.

As Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated adroitly stated, “Robert Guerrero chose the worst state to bring a gun to.” Kevin Iole at Yahoo Sports states that he doesn’t think Guerrero will spend a day in prison. I’d beg to differ on this one. Guerrero’s fight with Floyd Mayweather makes him a more visible name and for media-hungry prosecutors, it makes the boxer a prime target for throwing the book at in order to make an example out of someone. Keith Kizer, who worked in Nevada’s D.A. office before heading to the athletic commission, is already wavering about whether or not Guerrero will still fight Mayweather.

Guerrero’s high-profile arrest is the latest in a string of gun-related arrests at JFK amongst travelers, and the nature of who just got arrested here will certainly bring in political groups like the NRA to the mix in regards to the 2nd Amendment. Gun control remains a hotly-contested political issue in the United States, especially New York state with their new gun laws. California is also poised to pass their own new gun laws as well.

In other crime blotter news, Rory Markham was arrested on a felony assault charge in Iowa.

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2 Responses to “Robert Guerrero’s no good, very bad day in New York”

  1. Chris says:

    I think the Ghost is going to have a serious problem. “King” Bloomberg loves to grandstand. And given the fact that he is a high profile sports star, they would love nothing more than to make an example out of him. He’s going to need the best Attorney Golden Boy can get their hands on.

  2. John Wayne says:

    Doesn’t he know that only criminals can have guns in New York?


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