Former Giants star Plaxico Burress has pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon in 2nd degree and will server 2 years in prison, in what WCBS 2 says is a deal with the Manhattan DA's office. It sounds like a deal, since he was facing 3 1/2 to 15 years on the three charges he was indicted on—"two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of reckless endangerment."
The Post says Burress's sentence is 20 months, but the Daily News explains that Burress's lawyer Benjamin Brafman believes his client will serve 20 months if he behaves behind bars. He will turn himself in on September 22. Burress shot himself in the leg—with his own unregistered-in-NY gun—at a Manhattan nightclub last November.
Brafman said of the sentence, "This was not an intentional criminal act. prison sentence is a very severe punishment." To keep track, former Atlanta Falcon (now Philadelphia Eagle) Michael Vick served 18 months (of a 23 month sentence) in a federal prison for dogfighting while Cleveland Brown player Donte Stallworth served 24 days (of a 30 day sentence) for DUI manslaughter charges in Miami.