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Banged Up -- NY Giants Star Shoots Himself

11/29/2008 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Plaxico BurressHe's shot himself in the foot all season, and now it appears NY Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg last night -- with an actual firearm!

It all went down in a Manhattan nightclub called The Latin Quarter -- details of the incident are sketchy and so far a police report has not been filed.

Burress' leg injury is being reported as "non-life threatening" and he reportedly left the hospital some time this morning.

It's been a hell of a year for Plax, who was fined heavily earlier this season for ditching a team meeting.

UPDATE: We're told the police are currently at the nightclub investigating the incident.

The Giants have issued the following statement:

"We are aware of the fact that Plaxico was involved in an apparent accidental shooting last night. We have been in contact with Plaxico since shortly after the incident. Plaxico suffered a wound to his right thigh. Obviously, our primary concern is for Plaxico's health and well-being, and given the circumstances, we are relieved to say he was released from a New York City hospital at approximately 2 p.m. today. We have been in touch with NFL Security on this matter. At this point, we are attempting to gather all the facts surrounding this incident. This incident could become a matter for law enforcement officials, and because of that, we have no comment on any of the details."

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what an idiot!

2153 days ago


1. what an idiot!

Posted at 2:06PM on Nov 29th 2008 by dimereportdotcom

You took the words right out of my mouth. What a tool.

2153 days ago


I just read this on deadspin, i was like WTF LOL!

Well, it's good it was to himself, otherwise it would've been worse.

2153 days ago


Someone needs to be taken down a few notches. Another example of an overpaid bonehead that plays sports.

2153 days ago


since when is it legal to carry a concealed handgun in a manhattan nightclub? It is not---ever...there is no concealed weapons permit avialable either. This is a major criminal felony, possesing and using a handgun in downtown nyc, even if it was used accidentally on your dumbas$ self.

Arent you sick of these overpaid, uneducated, physical specimens from the days of Slave Labor rubbing elbows with those who truly have attained their wealth and fame through the right means, yet still endangering us all?

Peace out or Knock out---you're choice.

2153 days ago


Too bad Plexiglass didn't shoot himself in the crotch.

2153 days ago


I wondered about the legality of his having a gun in a club, too - it would be nice if TMZ addressed this in an effort to make it a complete story. Sigh... more overpaid nimrods being stupid thug-wannabes

2153 days ago


I'm not a sports fan, and i never heard of this dude. but sure looks like a king, so handsome and so beautiful. i'm guessing that this incidence has something to do with his contract and he's probably not happy with his contract. when you sign with these team, same as with music recording artists, those people own you. i'm willing to bet it has something to do with his contract and him trying to get out of playing. may God bless this handsome king.

2153 days ago

Kendra Would Rock Your C**k!    

Yet another example of a should-have-been car wash attendant or bag boy overpaid to catch a football. This won't end well.

2153 days ago

white knight    

Just an FYI, there is no concealed weapons law in NY> Cant even carry a gun with ammo in your car together. If he had a loaded gun in a bar he is going to jail.

2153 days ago

Real Stats!!!    

Dumb A$$.......

Too bad his leg was made outa "Plexi" Glass and not "Bullet" Proof Glass...A$$

2153 days ago

marky mark the gun safety guy    

NY as well as NYC most definately has a license available for a concealed carry permit. Common misconception. There is no OPEN CARRY in NY or NYC, but you can apply and recieve a concealed carry permit in NY and NYC providing you can come up with a reason to need it. A high profile celebrity with money and influence should have no problems getting their application passed through in no time.

So what it boils down to is: 1. Was the gun legal? 2. Does Buress have the necessary license to carry said gun?

As for carrying it in a club/bar, I doubt that's legal and I'm sure we'll be seeing some charges there...

2152 days ago

Mr Right    

I'm fortunate to be able to watch the Giants and the Jets every week!
The Geeeemen are doing it with out him anyway and he won't be around next season!
My God!-Can you imagine?

2152 days ago

"Relatively Speaking"....    

11. Typical, idiotic black behavior.

Posted at 2:59PM on Nov 29th 2008 by Robin

Dear Robin,
What in God's good name is wrong with you?
Exactly what is "typical idiotic black behavior"?
I'm concluding that you are white...and obviously an idiot, so what is your excuse?
I'm white and would never say such a horrible racist thing, but then again thats difference between "white class" and "white trash"!
You my friend are the epitome of white trash!

P.S..I never did like Plaxico Burress as he is a very irrogant individual! I was soooooo glad when he left the Pittsburgh Steelers!

2152 days ago


As a Giants Fan, I really hate this piece of garbage. All talent-no charactor. Even sadder, this guy was allowed to reproduce. I pity his poor children. His family and team would have been better off if he shot himself in the head and died. All parties could have collected insurance, and been rid of this low rent piece of dog crap.

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