Former Sparty and current NY Giants WR Plaxico Burress suffered an accidental gunshot wound on Friday night in a club. Apparently Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg and spent the night in the hospital. The wound was not considered life-threatening.
The reports of the shooting come a day after Burress was scratched for Sunday's game with the Washington Redskins because of a hamstring injury. I guess his rehab plan called for him to go to a NYC nightclub with a weapon and try to get out of the way of a speeding bullet. Idiot.
Details are still coming in, but I can't imagine this passing by without charges being made against Plax. This is a new low in a troubled year for Burress, who was suspended from the team earlier this season because of missing practice.
Edit: You could ask me script this any better. From the NY Post:
The trouble-plagued NFL star blasted himself through his right thigh just after midnight near the VIP entrance to the LQ nightclub on Lexington Avenue and East 48th Street and had to be hospitalized, sources said.
Burress, 31, was allegedly inside the hot spot with teammate Antonio Pierce when they were confronted by security guards looking for weapons.
The Super Bowl hero, who nabbed the game-winning catch in the Giants' monumental win over the Patriots in February, admitted to the guards that he was packing heat, sources said.
After moving to a secluded area with a guard, he allegedly took the gun out and started to unload the bullets while drinking a glass of wine. But the sure-handed wideout began to bobble the firearm, accidentally firing a shot that ripped through his leg but missed the bone.
A source said a guard came over in the aftermath, emptied the gun's chamber and then gave it back to Burress.