Maybe you've heard of this guy. He used to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants.  He probably got his biggest noteriety a few years ago when he accidentally shot himself in the thigh when the illegal handgun he was carrying discharged inside of a nightclub. is reporting that after spending two years in jail, Plaxido Buress has just signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets for 3.017 million dollars. Apprently the extra $17,000 is because he used to wear the number 17.

It amazes me the way these NFL guys are able to do a jail sentence and then get rehired by the league. I believe in forgiveness, but stories like this one scare me. I hope this guy has learned his lesson.