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Plaxico Burress in Handcuffs; Bail $100,000; Hospital, Teammate Being Investigated

December 1, 2008

Plaxico Burress was led out of a police precinct in handcuffs Monday after surrendering on a weapons possession charge, and authorities said that teammate Antonio Pierce is being investigated over his role in an accidental shooting at a Manhattan nightclub.

Burress was silent but held his head high as he was led out of the police station, where a crowd that included Giants fans hovered nearby with cell phone cameras. Burress planned to plead not guilty to the charge during a Monday court appearance, said defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman.

By COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press Writer

New York Giants' Plaxico Burress, right, arrives at Manhattan ... 
New York Giants’ Plaxico Burress, right, arrives at Manhattan Supreme Court for arraignment with an unidentified man on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 in New York. Burress apparently accidentally shot himself at a Manhattan nightclub Friday evening and was treated at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was released Saturday.(AP Photo/David Karp)

The star wide receiver who helped the New York Giants win the Super Bowl accidentally shot himself at a nightclub Friday evening and was treated at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He was released Saturday.

The episode set off a frenzy that showed no signs of letting up Monday: Police said the case could expand beyond Burress, with authorities investigating Pierce and the hospital for failing to report the shooting. The NFL is closely monitoring the developments as well.

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Plaxico Burress has appeared in court on weapons possession charges stemming from an accidental shooting at a Manhattan nightclub.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Felicia Mennin set bail at $100,000 and ordered Burress to return March 31.

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Plaxico, You Dope; Career, Life Could Be Shot

December 1, 2008

We worship great performances like cathing the winning pass in the Super bowl.  But sometimes these ‘heroes’ are all wrong for us….

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Trouble-prone Giants receiver Plaxico Burress desperately tried to sidestep the law after shooting himself in the leg with an illegal handgun he carried into a Midtown nightclub – getting workers at the hot spot and at a top city hospital to lie for him, sources told The Post yesterday.

By MURRAY WEISS, LARRY CELONA and ERIC LENKOWITZ
The New York Post

In a Jan. 29, 2008 file photo New York Giants wide receiver ... 
In a Jan. 29, 2008 file photo New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress is seen during media day for the Super Bowl XLII football game in Glendale, Ariz. Buress is expected to turn himself in to police in New York Monday Dec. 1, 2008 to face weapons charges.(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia/file)

Details of the hectic hours Burress spent trying to conceal his bone-headed blunder emerged as he said he would surrender to the NYPD today. Detectives last night seized the .40-caliber gun from his New Jersey home.

His web of deceit included:

* Taking his gun from the Midtown club Latin Quarter, where workers never called authorities and even cleaned up afterward.

* Spending about 90 minutes making frantic calls to figure out where his wound could be discreetly treated.

* Getting special treatment at New York-Cornell Hospital, where he gave his name as Harris Smith, saying he’d been shot at an Applebee’s restaurant. Nonetheless, hospital workers recognized him as Plaxico Burress, sources said, and the gunshot was not reported, as required by law.

Police found the gun last night at the Super Bowl hero’s Totowa home, sources said, after they were told it was in his kitchen. He was not home at the time.

He plans to turn himself in at the 17th Precinct station house, said his lawyer, Benjamin Brafman.

Burress, 31, will be slapped with a felony gun charge and plead not guilty, his lawyer said.

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A hero you can rely upon….

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