Plaxico Hit With 2 Years

Former New York Giant will go to prison for 2008 illegal handgun incident
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2009 10:32 AM CDT
Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress carries his son, Elijah, as he arrives at Manhattan criminal court for his sentencing, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009, in New York.   (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
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(Newser) – Former New York Giant Plaxico Burress was sentenced today to two years in prison for possessing an unlicensed gun—the gun with which he accidentally shot himself in the leg at a New York nightclub in 2008, TMZ reports. The footballer, joined by his wife, son, and father at the sentencing, apologized and thanked his family for their support before being taken into custody.