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    NFL Player With CWP Shoots Self in Leg

    Check out the bold below....
    Looks like he had a CWP, but I can't imagine that carrying to a club in NYC is legal. Let's see if he gets off because he is a sports figure....

    FOX Sports on MSN - NFL - Giants' Burress accidentally shoots self in leg

    Plaxico Burress' controversial year has just taken a turn for the worse.

    The New York Giants wide receiver accidentally shot himself in the right thigh Friday night, has learned, not long after being ruled out of Sunday's game against the Redskins with a hamstring injury in the same leg.The New York Post cited sources who said that Burress shot himself after midnight at the LQ nightclub and needed to be hospitalized.

    The Post also said that Burress, 31, was allegedly trying to enter the club with teammate Antonio Pierce when they were stopped by security guards.

    Burress, who caught the game-winning touchdown against the Patriots in January, admitted to the guards that he was carrying a gun. He then allegedly went over to a secluded area with a guard and took the gun out, the Post said.

    Burress apparently started trying to unload the gun and bobbled it. An accidental shot went off and went through his leg.

    Security tried to call an ambulance, but Burress said no. He took himself to Cornell Medical Center, where he was released at 2 p.m. Saturday after being treated, according to the Post.

    In 2005, bodyguards for rapper Ja Rule allegedly shot two men, one fatally, at the same club.

    Newsday reported that Burress has a concealed-weapon permit from the state of Florida that expired in May 2008. It is unclear if the permit was renewed; such a license can be renewed up to six months beyond the expiration date in accordance with section 790.06(11)(a) of Florida Statutes.

    However, the states of New York and New Jersey do not recognize permits from Florida, so Burress could be charged in the incident.

    The NFL also is likely to investigate whether Burress violated its Personal Conduct Policy, which might lead to a suspension.

    "We are aware of the fact that Plaxico was involved in an apparent accidental shooting (Friday) night," the Giants said in a written statement.

    "We have been in contact with Plaxico since shortly after the incident. Plaxico suffered a wound to his right thigh. Obviously, 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 Giants have discussed the matter with NFL security and are attempting to gather more details.

    "This incident could become a matter for law enforcement officials, and because of that we have no comment on any of the details," the team said.

    Added NFL spokesman Joe Browne: "We are gathering information, just like everyone else."

    This has been a troubled year for Burress, who opened the season with a lengthy contract dispute. The 31-year-old also was suspended for a game and fined $117,500 for missing a team meeting and failing to notify the team of his absence. He said he had a family emergency.

    He also was fined $45,000 by the NFL for his conduct during a game against the 49ers in October when he abused an official and tossed a ball into the stands.

    "Like I said, I am human," Burress said last month in discussing his runs-ins with the team. "I have made some mistakes. I haven't made the best of decisions, I am aware of that, and I am the first one to look myself in the mirror, be honest with myself, and say that."

    "But as far as me going out and playing hard, I am going to keep going out and competing," he added. "Like I said, I just keep going out and doing what is asked of me on the football field, and in whatever that role may be I hope I go out and fulfill it."

    The Giants are atop the NFC standings with a 10-1 record and are vying for their seventh straight win Sunday when they face Washington.

    Burress initially pulled his injured right hamstring in the Giants' win over Baltimore on Nov. 16. He then aggravated the injury in the opening series last Sunday against Arizona, and then sat out the rest of that game.

    Domenik Hixon, who is dealing with an ankle injury, will start in Burress' place Sunday.

    Burress signed a five-year, $35 million contract hours before the season opened in September.

    The signing came after an unsettling offseason during which Burress was fined $25,000 for refusing to practice during a mandatory minicamp in June. He also missed most of training camp at the University at Albany with a sprained ankle. He insisted the injury — not his contract — kept him off the field.

    Despite his lack of practice, Burress started in the opener against Washington and caught 10 passes for 133 yards. The following week he had five catches for 81 yards and a touchdown in a win over St. Louis.

    The rest of the season has not been as productive. The most passes he has caught in any game since is four in a loss to Cleveland on Oct. 13, the game which followed his suspension.

    Burress has 35 catches for 454 yards and four touchdowns in a season in which he has constantly drawn double coverage. His streak of receptions in 115 consecutive games ended last week in Arizona. He aggravated his hamstring injury during the first series and did not return.

    It was the sixth-longest active streak in the league, dating to Nov. 26, 2000 against Cincinnati, Burress' rookie season in Pittsburgh.

    Signed as a free agent in 2005, Burress had caught a pass in all 56 previous games in which he had played for the Giants.
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    Burress Lucky

    He's lucky, considering he could've killed himself. Booze and guns don't mix. If the incident happened at a Nightclub and it happened at 1AM, he was surely drinking or had been earlier. On top of that, his permit was expired and also was not valid in the jurisdiction in which he was carrying the gun. I personally think that the rest of the country ought to be like Vermont when it comes to carrying a weapon concealed. No permit required. I am also of the thought that if you are going to have a few drinks you ought to exercise good judgement and leave the firearm at home. What a knucklehead. With all the money these guys make, why not hire a bodyguard?


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    Not very smart. Perhaps he did not realize his permit was not honored in NY. It is, however, his and our responsibility to verify our permits are honored before carrying there. I would have to agree even if it was, I doubt it would be allowed in a night club.

    The only person available to protect you 24 hours a day is you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDavidM View Post
    Not very smart. Perhaps he did not realize his permit was not honored in NY. It is, however, his and our responsibility to verify our permits are honored before carrying there. I would have to agree even if it was, I doubt it would be allowed in a night club.
    Exactly. How could you not know that it had expired or that you could not carry there? But then again profesional athleats can do anything they want. Laws and rules do not apply to them.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    RE: NFL Player With CWP Shoots Self in Leg

    This is the Kind of "News" that does get under my skin. It our responsibility to be under control at all times. If it is Party time, Party, Party the best you can but lock up your weapon. There are great security boxes available out there for cars. I feel there is no excuse for not understanding the terms of your CPL or for when it expires for that matter.

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    Fox Sports dot com is now reporting that Mr Burgess is to be charged tomorrow.

    FOX Sports on MSN - NFL - Plaxico will turn self in on criminal weapon charge

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    Thanks for the update to the case.

    Looks like NYC has some strict laws.... I wonder if he will be subject to the 3.5 year min sentence.

    Reports also indicate that Burress had a Florida gun permit but that the permit expired in May. New York law prohibits the possession of a concealed weapon within New York even if one is licensed in an outside state. Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2006 led the way to stiffen gun laws in New York City making it a mandatory 3-year sentence for being busted for illegal possession of a firearm within the city.

    Sunday Burress' lawyer told the Associated Press that he has been advised the Giants' receiver will be charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

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    I can't wait to see the outcome on this one.. I guess it depends on the lawyers he uses...
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDavidM View Post
    Not very smart. Perhaps he did not realize his permit was not honored in NY. It is, however, his and our responsibility to verify our permits are honored before carrying there. I would have to agree even if it was, I doubt it would be allowed in a night club.
    Agreed. Even if he did not shoot himself, he could have exercised much better judgment.
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  11. Shot himself in the leg at point blank range. Hmm, not a very effective weapon choice. I bet if he shot himself with what I choose to carry he wouldn't be playing football this weekend. Just another example of a stupid ass that could have hurt someone else besides himself. Playing the big bad thug in front of all his buddies. Big NFL star dumbass. I hope he goes to jail for the mandatory sentence.
    You bet your ass I carry cocked and locked

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