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Plaxico Burress Plea Bargains, Gets Two Years in Prison

Former Giants receiver Plaxico Burress is plea bargaining and is expected to serve two years in prison.

The former New York Giants wide receiver pleaded guilty to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a lesser charge than he had faced. He will be sentenced Sept. 22, and lawyer Benjamin Brafman said he expects Burress to begin serving his sentence immediately after.

Burress got into a black SUV without speaking to reporters outside Manhattan state Supreme Court, but Brafman said, "After an agonizing period of discussion, Plaxico decided that he wanted to do this, to put this behind him as quickly as possible."


He was a tall number one receiver and capable of stretching the field. He would have been a perfect fit with the Jets. You can cross him off your list now.