Plaxico Burress Begins Two Year Sentence On Weapons Charge

Plaxico Burress,  former New York Giants wide receiver,  was taken to jail on Tuesday to begin serving a two-year sentence for gun possession, after accidentally shooting himself at a nightclub last year.

Burress’ football career started taking off after he caught the winning touchdown in the Giants’ Super Bowl win in February 2008.

However, the Giants and the NFL suspended him after he pleaded guilty to a gun possession charge.

Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh with his own handgun last November while at a New York City nightclub. He did not have a license to carry a gun in New York.

Burress tearfully told his family goodbye as he was taken away to serve his sentence.

Burress’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafton said, “This is a very real tragic case in many, many ways.” He called Burress “a fundamentally decent man.” Read full story