Wednesday, July 02, 2008

OK, Raise Your Hand...

...if you think Patriots defensive back Willie Andrews will be given the mandatory (HEY! Stop laughing! Work with me here, people.) one-year prison sentence for unlawfully possessing a firearm in Massachusetts.

Troubled New England Patriot Willie Andrews is behind bars again after allegedly holding a powerful handgun to his fiancee’s head when she accused him of cheating on her.

The couple were arguing when the 24-year-old Pats defensive back allegedly pulled a .45-caliber Glock, waved it around and then held it to her temple, the 23-year-old woman told police.


He was arrested at his apartment soon afterward, and a .45 Glock was later found near a Dumpster outside his apartment complex, police said.

Andrews was arraigned yesterday at Attleboro District Court on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and possession of a high-capacity firearm without a Firearm Identification Card.


It is the second time the Patriots defensive back has gone afoul of the law this offseason.

In February, just two days after the Patriots’ Super Bowl defeat, Andrews was busted in Lowell for driving around with a half-pound of marijuana and $6,800 in cash in his car. That case was continued without a finding.

Andrews was also jailed for 30 days in his native Texas after being caught by cops with a .25-caliber pistol in the trunk of his car while on probation for a criminal mischief conviction.

He better watch himself. A couple dozen more incidents like this and Massachusetts' tough 30-strikes law will kick in, and then he'll really feel the wrath of the Massachusetts criminal justice system.

They might make him miss a practice!