Giants WR Burress Shoots Himself in Leg


Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress reportedly spent the night in a hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the leg on Friday. FOXSports.com said the wound is not believed to be life-threatening.

Burress had already been ruled out of Sunday’s game against Washington because of a hamstring injury. It’s been a whirlwind season for Burress, who signed a contract extension just before the team’s season-opener against the Redskins in September. He went on to register 10 catches for 133 yards against Washington, but his numbers have dropped considerably in the face of double teams, a suspension and injury.

For the season, he has just 35 receptions for a team-high 454 yards with four touchdowns. Burress was suspended one game in October for violating team rules, held out of the starting lineup against Pittsburgh for missing a treatment session and fined by the league for verbally abusing an official.


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One Response to “Giants WR Burress Shoots Himself in Leg”

  1. alan says:

    Here’s my quick thought on all of this along with the continuous news of more players in the NFL that are going down the same path:

    If the NFL Owners, Sponsors, etc. would put all of their money they spend on athletes like Burress into their local Educational systems and Enforce Education FIRST…Football Second at EVERY level this might be a great start to turning the NFL around and getting out of the negative spotlight of crime ridden players it currently has. This money could be better used in providing a much higher education level (not creating inflated/false GPA’s which most educational systems do)along with paying our TEACHERS their deserved Salaries FIRST vs paying a High School Football Coach a Six-Figure Salary for being a coach, and if they teach, a second rate one at best.

    As they say: You can take the boy from the hood, but you can’t take the hood out of the boy, millions of dollars only enhance the problem not solve it.

    Its time to put some responsibility on the NFL, Owners, Sponsors, Universities, and Public/Private School Systems at every level to CORRECT this continuing and growing problem in our society, not just throw money at it and hope it goes away.