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Bail Set for Plaxico Burress

12/1/2008 5:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A judge set bail for Plaxico Burress at $100,000 today and a grand jury hearing has been set for March 31. He did not enter a plea.
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The prosecutor had asked for a $250,000 bail due to the nature of the felony. His attorney argued that since Plax had a $35 million contract, he wasn't going anywhere. Apparently, the judge agreed.

According to court docs that detail what went down over the weekend, Plax was holding a drink in his left hand while fidgeting around his waistband with his right. A witness reported hearing a loud "pop" sound and Plax saying, "Take me to the hospital." His leg began to shake and a pistol fell out of his pant leg and onto the floor.

As for the illegal weapons charge, if convicted Plax could face as much as a 15-year prison sentence. His lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, told the judge the gun in question had been registered in Florida and even though Plax has a house in New Jersey, he spends half his time in the Sunshine State.

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Ms_Tell_It_Like_It_Is    

Who cares? Just lock the loser up and throw away the key.

2122 days ago
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NYC Fans No Doubt virgin Islands fans    

TMZ ANY WORD YET ON WHO THE SEXY MOSCHINO AND PRADA CLAD GIRLS WERE THAT SAT NEXT TO THESE LOSERS. WE HEARD IT WAS SOME CELEBRITY ALSO THAT TURNED THE DISGRACED GIANTS STRA DOWN ON SEVERAL OFFERS TO JOIN HIS TABLE.
YOU GO GIRL, A SISTER THAT REALLY DOESN'T FALL FOR THE CRAP OF ANOTHER SPORTS STAR WITH A LOVING WIFE AT HOME GONE BAD......

WE WILL KEEP CHECKING ON YOUR UPDATES! WE LOVE TMZ, YOUR FRIENS IN DES, MOINES IOWA.

2122 days ago
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Triple Play    

He is such an idiot. $35M over 7 years and he blows it. I hope tahthe gets to spend some time in jail and his team will not have to honor his contract.,Gangsta wannabe

2122 days ago
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diana    

WTF. What a moron. You mean to tell me that every time a black man goes out to these "clubs" they have to take a damn gun with them? If it is that damn dangerous to go into these so called "clubs" WTF, would you want to go to them? It makes no damn since. Keep your ass at home fool. BTW, I am not a racist or anything, I am just a black woman that is ashamed of this stupid behavior by our young black men.

2122 days ago
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Democrats are evil    

Here we go all over again. Hire a money grabbing lawyer, make up sad stories of innocence, pay off any official they can think of, and get around the law and punishment they all of us regular blokes have to abide by. Too bad this didn't happen in Nevada. The authorities are credible there and cannot be bought. If there were any real justice in life. this guy would be in jail right now for avoiding questioning. I hope he serves maximum time but I have no faith in the NYC legal system. Way too pro victim democrats there.

2122 days ago
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NYC Fans No Doubt virgin Islands fans    

I did hear there was some celebrity there who is she? any one knows who she was.
I guess 35 million couldn't buy her attention.
can i holla girlfriend i make just 7 9 bucks an hour.......

2122 days ago
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Robyn    

A moron walks into a bar and shoots himself in the leg...
What a clown. If you can't handle the gun then don't own the gun...what a maroon (spelled that way for effect)

2122 days ago
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NYC Fans No Doubt virgin Islands fans    

Moschino must be a high roller, prada done deal in NYC a girl dressing like that doesn't want guys hollering, she will do the hollering.
I guess he wasn't her take....

2122 days ago
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NYC Fans No Doubt virgin Islands fans    

a girl is now in the play who is she? must be some rich girls that are worth more than 35 million dollars it seems.
some pics of them would ease our anticipation.

2122 days ago
10.

ME    

GIVE THEM A LITTLE MONEY AND THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO ACT. HALF OF THE NFL WILL BE IN PRISON BY THE END OF THE YEAR THEY'RE SO STUPID.

2122 days ago
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deb    

Total ass. He has money (but apparently no brains) so he will get off.

2122 days ago
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Old School Woman    

Well said "diana". Why would anyone want to go to a club where you felt you needed a gun to protect yourself? And if you did decide to go anyway, with $35 million why not hire your own security with licensed weapons!!

2122 days ago
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Griff    

Guns...Drinks....and baggy pants dont mix. Dont wear the bling if you think someones gonna take it. So much for being married. What an ass, so glad he's not a steeler.

2122 days ago
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nelson outta jersey    

WE HEAR SHE IS BIG IN THE ART AND PHILANTROPY WORK, DOESN'T SOUND LIKE A GIRL THAT WOULD BE INTO A BAGGY PANTS TOTING IDIOT.
GIVE ME THE 35 MILLION AND YOU KEEP THE GUN, ASS HOLE.....

2122 days ago
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nelson outta jersey    

whoever she is i want to know who she is, so TMZ get a pic for us,
she must be damn hot to make him shoot himself in the leg...
How ironic that is, he could shoot himself in the leg to get some girls attention, is it or was it worth 35 million clams, duh.

2122 days ago
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