Plaxico Burress

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Plaxico, Jets Agree to One-Year Deal

Troubled receiver hasn't played since 2008

(Newser) - Another big NFL deal : Plaxico Burress, who served nearly two years in prison for possessing (and shooting himself with ) an unlicensed gun, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Jets, the team announced today. Burress used to play on New York's other team—the Giants, with whom... More »

Plaxico Burress Released from Jail

Says he's ready to play again

(Newser) - Plaxico Burress was released from jail today after serving almost two years , ESPN reports. The former New York Giants receiver made headlines when he accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun in his sweatpants waistband in 2008. “I just want to thank God for bringing me through... More »

Plaxico Hit With 2 Years

Former New York Giant will go to prison for 2008 illegal handgun incident

(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... More »

Burress Pleads Guilty, Gets 2 Years

(Newser) - Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree this morning, as part of a plea deal that will send him to prison for two years, Newsday reports. “Unfortunately, there was no legal defense we could offer,” his attorney said. Burress will... More »

Burress Indicted, Faces 15 Years

(Newser) - Former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress was indicted on gun charges today in New York, where he accidentally shot himself in the leg with an unlicensed handgun in November, the Post reports. Burress is charged with two felony counts of criminal possession and one count of reckless endangerment, a... More »

Giants Give Plaxico the Axe

(Newser) - The New York Giants have released wide receiver Plaxico Burress 4 months after he shot himself in the leg in a Manhattan nightclub, the New York Daily News reports. “We hung in there as long as we could in hopes that there could be a resolution to this situation... More »

Plaxico's Day in Court Postponed

Plus, A-Rod doesn't wash his hands, and more

(Newser) - A hearing in the gun-possession case against New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress was postponed today, ESPN reports. The next court date is set for June 15, but his lawyer says talks are under way about a plea bargain. More gossip:
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Two More Guns Uncovered at Plaxico's Home

Cops find pistol, rifle, clothes worn during shooting, sources say

(Newser) - Police searching Plaxico Burress’s New Jersey house found a 9mm handgun, a loaded rifle, and the bloody clothes the New York Giants receiver wore when he accidentally shot himself in the thigh at a Manhattan night club Nov. 29, sources told Fox affiliate WNYW-TV. The gun used in the... More »

Teammate to Testify Against Plax

Giants linebacker Pierce hid gun, seeks to avoid charges

(Newser) - New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce will testify against teammate Plaxico Burress in order to avoid being charged himself, the New York Post reports. Pierce’s testimony should guarantee Burress is indicted for felony weapons possession. The receiver has been suspended for the rest of the season, and faces 3½... More »

Giants Suspend Burress for Season, Playoffs

(Newser) - Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress is done for the year. The New York Giants fined and suspended Burress today for four games—the rest of the regular season—after he accidentally shot himself in the right thigh over the weekend at a Manhattan nightclub. The team also placed him on... More »

Plax, Call Diddy (and Other Tips)

(Newser) - Plaxico Burress has a lot to answer for, but he can take some cues from the current economy and hip-hop history, writes Chloe Hilliard in the Village Voice. Almost every aspect of his gun infraction has precedent. Her suggestions:
  • Contact Diddy: The rap impresario has had experience with shooting crimes,
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Irate Bloomberg: Throw the Book at Plax

Mayor, NYPD upset by cover-up after accidental shooting of Giants receiver

(Newser) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg is furious at the Plaxico Burress cover-up, the New York Post reports. Bloomberg demanded the Giants receiver get no special treatment for allegedly carrying an illegal handgun, and said anything less than the 3½-year minimum sentence would be “a sham, a mockery.” He recommended... More »

Hospital Failed to Report Plaxico Gunshot to Cops

Probe widens in aftermath of self-inflicted wound

(Newser) - The New York City hospital where Giants star Plaxico Burress was treated after accidentally shooting himself in the leg failed to notify authorities about the gunshot wound, reports the New York Times. State law requires officials to report gunshot wounds to the police. An employee at the hospital, New York-Presbyterian/Weill... More »

Giants' Burress Turns Himself In

Wide receiver to plead not guilty to weapons charge after shooting himself

(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,... More »

Plax to Plead Not Guilty on Weapon Charge

Burress was drinking, refused hospitalization

(Newser) - Plaxico Burress will turn himself in to police tomorrow and plead not guilty on a felony weapon charge, the New York Daily News reports. If convicted, the New York Giant receiver—who accidentally shot himself in the leg on Friday—would face a minimum 3-1/2 year sentence for carrying an... More »

Star Receiver Shoots Himself by Mistake

Nightclub incident continues wobbly NFL season for Burress

(Newser) - Plaxico Burress' troubled season continued last night when he accidentally shot himself in the leg in a nightclub, Fox Sports reports. Details are yet to emerge, and Yahoo! Sports reports that someone may have shot the New York Giants receiver, but his injuries are not said to be life... More »

NFL Cracks Down on Zebra Abuse

Commish ponders fine for Burress as league shows shorter fuse on public criticism

(Newser) - The NFL has long been sensitive about criticism of its officials, but commissioner Roger Goodell is more often going after the wallets of players for ripping refs, particularly on the field during games, USA Today reports. Chicago’s Brian Urlacher was fined for such an incident last week, and Goodell... More »

Super Bowl Stunner: Giants Win!

Manning leads last-minute comeback to shock the world, mar perfection for the Pats

(Newser) - Tom Brady had one of his trademark brilliant fourth-quarter comebacks—but three minutes later, Eli Manning did, too, and the Giants shocked the formerly perfect Patriots, 17-14. Manning hit Plaxico Burress, who had guaranteed a Giants win several days before, on a 13-yard fade with 35 seconds left, and the... More »

Eli Rallies Giants Over Bears

Struggling QB overcomes three turnovers to improve playoff chances

(Newser) - Eli Manning pulled his team out of a hole he helped dig, leading the Giants on two long fourth-quarter drives to dig out of a 9-point deficit, then watching his defense close out a 21-16 victory over Chicago. Manning had three turnovers despite a more conservative offense that saw more... More »

G-Men Rally, Win Battle of NY

Jets fall 35-24 despite fumble, kickoff returns for TDs

(Newser) - The Giants overcame a fourth-quarter deficit and their own wildly uneven play to beat the Jets for four years of bragging rights in New York. Brooding, Brobdingnagian Plaxico Burress put his team ahead for good with a 53-yard touchdown catch-and-run, highlighted by a ferocious stiff-arm on Jets corner Andre Dyson,... More »

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