Tag: Plaxico Burress
Former NY Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty today to attempted possession and agreed to a two year sentence, of which he will serve 20 months. He is expected to begin serving the sentence on September 20, when he is offiically sentenced. His lawyer, Ben Brafman, said:
"This is a sad day because I think a very good man who is a brilliant athlete is going to unfortunately spend 20 months in prison when he had no intent to violate the law," Brafman said. "I give Plaxico a great deal of credit for accepting responsibility, recognizing that he had to accept responsibility. It was a hard decision in a case like this because as all of you know, the facts in this case have never been in dispute from day one. This is a perfect example in many ways of bad judgment sometimes has very terrible consequences, consequences far more severe than may be justified, in my view.
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Former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress was indicted today on state charges of possession of a loaded pistol and reckless endangerment as a result of an incident in which he shot himself in the leg at a Manhattan nightclub. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence if convicted on two of the counts.
The grand jury rejected an indictment of Antonio Pierce, who according to police, took the gun back to his home in New Jersey and then arranged for it to be returned to Burress. The gun and an empty magazine were ultimately recovered at Burress' home.
The New York County Grand Jury heard from twenty-two witnesses, including PLAXICO BURRESS and Antonio Pierce, and considered 16 exhibits. BURRESS is charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, one for possession of a loaded firearm not in his home or place of business, and one for possession of a loaded firearm with intent to use it unlawfully against another.
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