Plaxico Burress Agrees to a 2 Year Prison Term
UPDATE: Plaxico Burress is ineligible to sign with a team until completing jail term. Burress will be reinstated upon completion of sentence.
NEW YORK - Former New York Giant and Pittsburgh Steeler Plaxico Burress has changed his plea to guilty to a weapons charge and agreed to a two-year prison term for accidentally shooting himself at a Manhattan nightclub.
The former Superbowl winning wide receiver pleaded guilty today to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a lesser charge than he initially faced. Under a plea agreement, he agreed to a two-year prison sentence and two years of supervised release.
Burress was indicted earlier this month on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of reckless endangerment. He faced a minimum sentence of 3 1/2 years if convicted at a trial.
Burress' sentencing is set for Sept. 22.
Burress was drafted by the Steelers in 2000 in the 1st round, 8th pick overall. In 2005, he signed a six-year, $25 million contract with the New York Giants.
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