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Plaxico Burress Heads to Jail

Plaxico Burress the former Steelers and Giants receiver is heading to jail to serve his 2 year sentence for discharging an illegal weapon in public. He struck a plea aggreement that will keep him from serving a mandatory sentence for the more serious gun charge and could end up walking away from prison after 18-22 months.

What is doubtful is that he will ever play high caliber NFL football again.

"Burress agreed to a plea deal last month and pleaded guilty to a lesser firearms charge. The charges stemmed from an incident late last fall, in which Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub with a gun that had not been licensed in New York.

He is expected to serve about 20 months with credit for good behavior, followed by two years of probation." via ESPN

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