Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Giants receiver Burress faces criminal gun charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress faced charges of criminal possession of a handgun on Monday following an apparent accidental shooting in a Manhattan nightclub, prosecutors said.

Burress was not asked to enter a plea at Manhattan Criminal Court and was expected to post bail of $100,000 before the end of the day, said a spokeswoman for Manhattan District Attorney (DA) Robert Morgenthau.

Burress suffered a wound to his right thigh during "an apparent accidental shooting" on Friday, the NFL team said in a statement over the weekend.

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