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November 29, 2008

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

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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 Sports.com 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

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