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FOX: Plaxico Burress Shot Himself in Leg

According to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer, Giants WR Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the right thigh Friday night. He was already ruled out of Sunday’s game with a thigh injury, but a bullet wound may push him out of action for much longer.

Several reports aside from Glazer’s say that the Burress incident occurred at a nightclub (big surprise).

He’s been fined three times since June already. The NFL fined him $45,000 for his conduct in a game against the 49ers in October. The Giants fined the wide receiver on two occasions: $25,000 for missing a minicamp practice in June, and another $117,500 for missing a team meeting in November (he was also suspended one game).

The Giants are doing just fine despite the troubles surrounding their star wide receiver. They lead the NFC with a 10-1 record and look to be favorites again for another Super Bowl run.

The Giants released a statement regarding Burress:

“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,” the team said in a statement.

Sports of Boston will have more as this story develops.

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3 comments for “FOX: Plaxico Burress Shot Himself in Leg”

  1. For some reason, this news just doesn’t surprise me…

    Posted by Chris | November 29, 2008, 5:26 pm
  2. I would automatically suspend him for the rest of the year. One thing you DONT do as a professional athlete is carry a gun at a club.

    Another thing you don’t do is create a self-inflicted wound…

    Posted by KC | November 29, 2008, 5:41 pm
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