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Plaxico Burress believes fans will support Raymond Felton

Oct 13, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers player Plaxico Burress looks on before the first half prior to facing the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Plaxico Burress knows exactly what New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton is going through.

Felton was questioned by police on Monday night for “allegedly pointing a gun at a woman.”  Later, Felton was arrested on three weapons charges and the NBA is going to “monitor” his situation.

Burress, of course, spent 20 months in prison after shooting himself in the leg in New York.

Despite the strict gun laws in New York, Burress thinks the fans will support Felton.

“I just thought immediately that it was an unfortunate situation for Raymond Felton because I had been through something of that nature,” Burress said on ESPN’s “Outside The Lines” of his initial reaction to Felton’s situation via Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York. “I don’t really know the facts of what exactly he is going through or what happened.

“But it is just one of those things where I think the support system will come together and support him,” Burress added. “I believe that the city of New York [the fans] will support him. It may not be easy but I believe that he will get through it.”

Apparently Burress doesn’t realize Knicks’ fans didn’t support Felton before this happened.

Topics: New York Knicks, Plaxico Burress, Raymond Felton

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