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."