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Plaxico Burress Indicted

As anticipated, former Giants wide receiver (and Super Bowl star) Plaxico Burress was indicted today by a grand jury here in New York. He was hit with two counts of criminal possession and a reckless-endangerment charge. That amounts to two class C violent felonies and a class A misdemeanor. The charges stem from a December incident during which a concealed gun in the football player's jeans fired — injuring Burress and sending him fleeing. He was unlicensed to carry the weapon, and outgoing Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau has vowed to throw Burress in jail for a significant period of time, even if he tried to plead to a lesser charge. Antonio Pierce, Burress's friend and fellow Giant who was with him that night, is off the hook.


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