More Gun Safety … NY Giants WR Plaxico Burress Suffers Accidental Gunshot Wound at Nightclub


One Giant mistake after another for Plaxico Burress.

Once again Plaxico Burress winds up with a Giant mistake. More headaches for the Giants_large_helmetNew York FootballGiants and dealing with Plaxico Burress. It appears that NY Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress could have used some gun safety lessons as well. So much for Plexico’s ailing hamstring keeping him out of this Sunday’s NFL game, the gun shot wound trumps a pulled muscle. The Giants WR accidently shot himself in the leg Friday night. The incident is reportedly to have occurred in a night club; however, the exact one has not been released. The talented Giant wide receiver just cannot seem to stay out of off field trouble. Why do we think that there is much more to this story than is being initially reported? Because guns just go off by themselves.

New York Giants star wide receiver Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday, according to multiple media reports.

Burress was hospitalized with gunshot injuries Friday night that were not believed to be life-threatening, FOX reported Saturday.

A spokesman for the Giants on Saturday told PA SportsTicker that the team had no comment, although they acknowledged they are aware there was an incident.

Burress has not practice all week due to an ailing hamstring and already had been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins.

According to Newsday, Plaxico Burress was hospitalized last night after a loaded gun he was carrying accidentally fired, causing injuries to his leg that are not life-threatening. Imagine that, the loaded gun just accidently fired all by itself? His wounds may not be life threatening; however, the fact that he was carrying a concealed weapon with a FL permit may land Burriss in more off-field hot water.

Burress has a concealed weapon permit from the state of Florida that expired in May 2008. It is unclear if the permit was renewed; such a license can be renewed up to six months beyond the expiration date in accordance with section 790.06(11)(a) of Florida Statutes.

However, the state of New York and New Jersey do not recognize permits from Florida, so Burress could be charged in the incident.

The list of incidents continue to grow.

In September, Burress was fined one week’s salary — $117,500 — and suspended for two weeks (one of them the bye week) after missing a team meeting. He was also fined $45,000 by the NFL for his actions during and after a game against the 49ers in which he questioned the officiating and threw a ball into the stands following a touchdown.

During the summer, police were summoned to Burress’ New Jersey home twice for domestic disputes. On June 2 his wife, Tiffany, called police and claimed that during an argument Burress had grabbed her while Burress said he was slapped in the face by is wife. No charges were filed, but a temporary restraining order was granted and later dismissed. On Aug. 19, Tiffany Burress again called police after the two argued at a night club and Burress arrived home late and began playing loud music. She was granted another restraining order that was dismissed by the state court.

UPDATE I: Plaxico Burress goes from hero to zero

Now Giant Antonio Pierce is involved in Plaxico’s mess as Pierce was present with troubled Burress at The Latin Quarter night club the night of the shooting. What happened to the hand gun? Was Pierce involved with disposing of it? This incident is hardly what the NY Giants needed during the drive for the playoffs.

Burress is there and Antonio Pierce is there and it seems that Pierce, trying to be a better teammate than Burress has become, ends up with the gun after it goes off. There is probably more news to come on this, none of it good for Burress, who it seems did not have a valid permit to be carrying a weapon. But this much is sure already: On Friday night at The Latin Quarter on Lexington Ave., Burress was another sports idiot with a gun out on the town.

UPDATE II: More Details Emerge About Night Giants’ Burress Shot Himself

Posted November 29, 2008 by
Bizarre, Crime, Sports | 12 comments

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    12 Responses to “More Gun Safety … NY Giants WR Plaxico Burress Suffers Accidental Gunshot Wound at Nightclub”

    1. Kay Zee Es on November 29th, 2008 9:43 pm

      I sincerely apologize for not caring a twit about plastico at all.

      Thank you.

    2. whytegirl on November 30th, 2008 9:19 am

      I don’t recall him being such a problem when he was with the Steelers….geesh!

    3. Richard on November 30th, 2008 9:50 am

      Maybe he was showing the lessons of gun safety that were learned in the Ohio policeman’s video….

    4. Richard on November 30th, 2008 9:51 am

      Uh … by the way … I’m inclined to wonder why he had a handgun in a night club at all.

    5. Michelle on November 30th, 2008 10:21 am

      Geesh…What is it with these athletes and getting into trouble? It really isn’t that hard to stay out of trouble.

      I’m actually a fan of the NY Giants and think he is a very talented guy but I really don’t understand these guys sometimes.

    6. Frank Coffey on November 30th, 2008 12:17 pm

      Breaking News: Plaxico Burress Promises Not To Shoot Himself in the Head. (Thank goodness!)

    7. gturner on December 1st, 2008 11:05 am

      He was a ton of TROUBLE at Michigan State.

    8. ANewGirl on December 2nd, 2008 6:07 am

      I agree with Richard…..why is it that these Sports Celebrities are actually STUPID enough to carry handguns into public places?

      If they are that concerned about their general safety (and with all their millions) isn’t this what you hire personal Security Guards for?

      Also, IMO only- I think it gives many of these NFL stars that instant “street cred” that they all want. You know, kind of like rap stars—-we made it to the big time, mentality—now I need to carry a piece to show that I am at the top and all the “haters” that envy my success better be careful. Really, this is how some of them rationalize in real life. Ridiculous.

      Guns don’t go off by “accident”. They have a safety lock that should be kept on. There was even a rumour going around today that his gun went off while he was “cleaning” it. Uh-huh. Let’s put it out on the table in the night club to clean it. Please.

      There is more behind this story and of course, this is also why Pro Sports stars have Attorneys and agents….they want to/have to be very careful about what is put out in print in the media…or—-there goes their career! He’s toast now. He has to be ejected from the NFL…..hope he thinks carrying a gun on him was worth it now….kiss the megabucks Good-bye!

    9. yooper on December 4th, 2008 8:47 am

      Yes, all guns have a safety, EXCEPT FOR A GLOCK.

      I don’t know why the anti-gun crowd hasn’t jumped all over the Glock, as a dangerous brand. Many police officers have shot themselves in the leg, while putting their Glocks in or out of their holsters. Most police departments have switched to other brands, and I beleive this is the reason. Glock lovers answer is that “if you don’t pull the trigger, it wont go off”. No kidding. The problem is that it is too easy to pull the trigger. Other guns that don’t have a safety, like a revolver, require a long, strong, trigger pull, to fire it. The Glock has a fairly light trigger pull, and no safety lever like other semi-autos. New York City police sent all their Glocks to the factory to have a heavier spring installed (called a New York trigger). Aftermarket gun accessory catalogs offer a plastic insert to put behind the trigger of a Glock. To fire it, you have to push the insert out.

      Even a dumb ass like Plaxico probably would have had the safety on, if the gun had one. I would really like to know if it was a Glock.

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