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Plaxico Burress

Gets 2 Years in Prison

9/22/2009 10:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former NY Giants star Plaxico Burress was just sentenced to two years in federal prison for criminal possession of a weapon.

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Burress -- who was surrounded by his wife, son and father -- was immediately taken into custody following the hearing which happened just moments ago in New York.

Right after Plax heard his sentence, the 32-year-old NFL star hugged his wife and cradled his son. It was during this emotional moment that Plax began to tear up. The other members of Plaxico's family also began to cry in the courtroom.

Moments later, Plaxico stood up and made a statement in front of the judge saying, "I apologize to my family ... I thank everyone for their support."

Plaxico then walked from the courtroom into a holding area. He was never placed in handcuffs while inside the courtroom.

Plax accidentally shot himself in the leg in a NYC nightclub back in November 2008.

The gun was unlicensed and no one initially called police.

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asmith161718    

Damn shame!!

1822 days ago
2.

StarrStruck    

Thug.

1822 days ago
3.

voodoozombie    

How bad does that suck to get 2 years in prison for shooting YOURSELF?

1822 days ago
4.

asmith161718    

Yes!!! I'm first!! I'm first!!! I would like to thank my momma and all of the little people who made this possible. xoxoxo. But above all I would like to thank Jesus Christ!! Thank you lord!! Hallelujah!!

1822 days ago
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BaldOuting.blogspot.com    

hahaha #7 - you are an idiot!

looks like the courts are really cracking down on the celebs lately. no more slaps on the wrist for them!

1822 days ago
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Egalite522    

This is messed up. The only person he hurt was himself and only because he was fumbling in his pocket. He didn't point the gun at anyone or threaten anyone. Yeah, it's a mandatory sentence, but come on - common sense here. http://www.stupidrightwingers.com

1822 days ago
7.

Area Man    

BREAKING NEWS: Kanye West interrupts Plaxico Burris' shooting sentencing to proclaim Tupac had best shooting ever.

1822 days ago
8.

Extravagantly-Creative    

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WOW - The guy shoots himself in the leg, then sentenced to 2-Years in Federal Prison for it !!

EMBARRASSING !!

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1822 days ago
9.

Yvette    

#6...why would you make a statement like that about shooting another person? Regardless of what Chris Brown did, let him pay his debt and deal with it. You're more savage than he is by your statement! And of all things to call him, why would you choose a "baboon"? You're just itching to start a racial argument, aren't you?

1822 days ago
10.

Ben from Baltimore    

Don't drop the soap, Plaxico Burris.

1822 days ago
11.

JustInTime    

Why would it be unfair? He undoubtedly knew he was breaking the law but chose to do it anyway. I wish more of these morons would accidentally shoot themselves.

1822 days ago
12.

Thespar    

9. This is messed up. The only person he hurt was himself and only because he was fumbling in his pocket. He didn't point the gun at anyone or threaten anyone. Yeah, it's a mandatory sentence, but come on - common sense here. http://www.stupidrightwingers.com

Posted at 10:26AM on Sep 22nd 2009 by Egalite522

Speaking of common sense, how about the common sense that should have told this moron NOT TO CARRY AN UNLICENSED GUN IN THE FIRST *!@%#ing PLACE???

Totally deserved what he got.

1822 days ago
13.

chris    

2 years seems harsh to me. I admit, I don't know all the facts. Did he have any prior felony convictions?

1822 days ago
14.

mrez golucky    

Yikes! Luckily, he saved his money because he can buy alot of cigs in prison!

1822 days ago
15.

RedHookRican13    

He'll be out within 18 months on good behavior, and he'll be separated most of the time from the regular population. He'll be ok.

1822 days ago
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