WHAT A DUMBASS
Burress wounded in accidental shooting; injury not life threatening
NFL.com Wire Reports
New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress has suffered a non-life threatening injury from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in an accidental shooting that has been confirmed by NFL Network's Adam Schefter.
Multiple published reports say Burress suffered the self-inflicted wound at a nightclub on Friday night. Two reports, which are unconfirmed, indicate Burress was shot in the leg and was hospitalized overnight. It is not clear where the accident took place.
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"I don't have anything for you at this stage," Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon told The Associated Press from Giants Stadium.
The Giants, who would not confirm the accident to the AP, are expected to release a statement on Saturday, according to Schefter. Phone calls to Burress' home and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, were not immediately returned.
Burress injured a hamstring two weeks ago against the Baltimore Ravens. The Giants said Friday he would not play Sunday against the Redskins in Washington.
Earlier this season, the 31-year-old receiver was suspended for a game and fined $117,500 for missing a team meeting and failing to notify the team of his absence. He said he had a family emergency.
He also was fined $45,000 by the NFL for his conduct during a game against the 49ers in October when he abused an official and tossed a ball into the stands.
Burress caught the winning pass in the Giants' Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots. He signed a five-year, $35 million contract hours before the season opened in September.