Giants' Burress Turns Himself In

Wide receiver to plead not guilty to weapons charge after shooting himself
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 1, 2008 10:00 AM CST
New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress arrives at a police station today in New York.   (Louis Lanzano)
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(Newser) – Plaxico Burress arrived at a police station this morning where he was expected to be charged after accidentally shooting himself in the right thigh at a Manhattan nightclub. The New York Giants' star wide receiver plans to plead not guilty to a weapon possession charge during an afternoon court appearance, his lawyer said. Conviction could result in at least 3 1/2 years in prison.

"He is standing tall. He is a mature adult," said his lawyer. He refused to respond to media reports about an alleged cover-up, other than to say: "I think a lot of what's been in the press is not accurate." He said Burress is feeling OK. "If they let him play, he will be able to play. I think he will be a super star for the rest of his career."