But after Boomberg's statement, bail went from $10,000 to $250,000.
Upon being told that a man named Michael Bloomberg had submarined his hopes of leaving his jail cell, Burress responded like a man who lived in a bubble made money.
"I came out, you know, from my little holding cell to the arraignment, and — (chuckle) I sat down with — with (attorney Ben Brafman)," Burress says. "He was like, ‘We got a problem.’ I said, ‘What are you talking about?’ He said, ‘Mayor Bloomberg just went on TV, said you should be, you know, punished to the full extent of the law.’ And you know what I said after that? I said, ‘Who is Mayor Bloomberg?’"
“I certainly know who he is,” Bloomberg said. “He’s a great football player and hopefully I’m going to meet him before the next Super Bowl in the locker room.”
We're pretty sure that such a meeting -- a celebratory Plaxico suddenly being faced with the diminutive man in the suit who cheerled him into jail --would be among the most awkward/great things that our media-obsessed sports consciousness could imagine.