Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Burress gets 2 years

Former New York Giants star wide receiver Plaxico Burress was sentenced to two years in prison on Tuesday for a gun charge stemming from an accidental shooting at a Manhattan night club last year.

Burress, who was set to begin serving his sentence immediately, pleaded guilty on August 20 to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon and agreed to serve two years in jail.

A plea agreement with prosecutors led to a lesser charge after he was initially indicted on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and one count of second-degree reckless endangerment on August 3.

The former Super Bowl hero will likely serve 20 months in prison, with time off for good behavior, and will also have to serve two years of supervised release.

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