Plaxico Burress Shoots Himself In The Leg Update

Your Plaxico Leg-Shooting Update

11/30/08 in NFL   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Some details of Plaxico's bizarre night where he accidentally shot himself are finally emerging at this point. Plax apparently was out with Antonio Pierce at a rather nice spot called the Latin Quarter in midtown New York. And if you think he secretly snuck the gun in, you'd actually be wrong. Burress admitted to security at the club he was packing heat and gave gave the excuse that he needed to do that to protect himself. Obviously, the club's security in their eternal wisdom decided to let Plax stay, because who wouldn't let a guy with a loaded pistol stay in a club?

Plax then of course had a few drinks, which means you had a drunk guy carrying a gun around, and then things got interesting.

As Burress was being led into a VIP area, with a drink in his hand, the gun slipped down his pants leg. He reached for the weapon, but fumbled it and it went off, sources said. The bullet tore through Burress' already injured right thigh, police said.

"[The bullet] went in and out. No bones," Chief Michael Collins, a police spokesman, said

Burress also bizarrely told Antonio Pierce not to call a ambulance, despite the fact that he was bleeding from his leg. In fact, Burress waited a full two hours before he was taken to New York-Presbyterian Hospital by his wife, Tiffany, and a friend.

Burress's wife also turned away police who tried to speak with the receiver after he got back home. She apparently wouldn't open the gates to couples home in New Jersey.

Anyhow, both Burress and Pierce are facing potential criminal charges for the incident, although Pierce has said he's willing to cooperate with authorities as long as he isn't charged with anything.

I have no idea what the Giants are going to do about Plax, but man is this guy ever a mess. I still can't believe it took him two hours before he went to the hospital. And provided he doesn't get locked up for this incredibly boneheaded move, he's expected to be back in two weeks.

Giants receiver accidentally shoots self in the thigh [
New York Post]
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12/1/08   |   Keeter   |   92 respect

This story is FAR from over gang...............

11/30/08   |   Toejam   |   22 respect

in this case a helmet is NOT a brain bucket........