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Plaxico Burress is an American football wide receiver who has played in the NFL for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New York Giants and the New York Jets.
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He went to a hospital for treatment. A few days later, Burress was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the incident. He is currently out on a $100,000 bond.
After the incident, Burress was suspended by the Giants for the rest of the season and fined. He was later sentenced to 20 months on weapon-related charges.
Released from jail in June 2011,
Burress got himself reinstated with the NFL. He then signed on with the New York Jets for 2011-2012 season. Sporting News named Burress the Comeback Player of the Year, but others felt the wide receiver had not lived up to his full potential. There is much speculation as to whether he will continue to play for the Jets.
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