Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Reports: Weapons, ammo seized at Burress' home

Police seized a 9-millimeter handgun, a rifle, ammunition and pants Plaxico Burress was wearing the night he shot himself from his New Jersey home, several media outlets are reporting. One detail that is conflicting depending on the report is which weapon was loaded. The New York Post and Newsday report that the rifle was loaded. The New York Daily News, meanwhile, reports that the handgun was loaded. Burress allegedly shot himself in the thigh with an unlicensed gun on Nov. 29 at a Manhattan nightclub. He has since been suspended by the Giants for the remainder of this season. According to the New York Daily News, the gun he was carrying the night of the incident was a .40-caliber Glock, and it is already in the hands of police. Burress' attorney Benjamin Brafman told the AP he was aware only of a rifle being seized. "I believe it was registered, but we're looking into that now," Brafman said. "I'm not informed at this time that he is facing additional charges." According to the Post, ammo for three other guns -- a .380, a .45 and a .40 -- were also seized. Burress, meanwhile, was in the news earlier this week for another possible legal issue. He was sued by a woman in Florida, who alleges a car crash with Burress in May left her with back and neck injuries. According to the woman's lawyer, Burress did not have car insurance at the time of the accident. As for the Giants, they play the Vikings Sunday in a game that has no bearing on their playoff seeding. New York clinched the No. 1 seed and homefield throughout with their win Sunday night against the Panthers. However, the Eagles need the Giants to come through. A Vikings or Bears loss is one of the three things the Birds need to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

Reports: Weapons, ammo seized at Burress' home

Police seized a 9-millimeter handgun, a rifle, ammunition and pants Plaxico Burress was wearing the night he shot himself from his New Jersey home, several media outlets are reporting.

One detail that is conflicting depending on the report is which weapon was loaded. The New York Post and Newsday report that the rifle was loaded. The New York Daily News, meanwhile, reports that the handgun was loaded.

Burress allegedly shot himself in the thigh with an unlicensed gun on Nov. 29 at a Manhattan nightclub. He has since been suspended by the Giants for the remainder of this season.

According to the New York Daily News, the gun he was carrying the night of the incident was a .40-caliber Glock, and it is already in the hands of police.

Burress' attorney Benjamin Brafman told the AP he was aware only of a rifle being seized.

"I believe it was registered, but we're looking into that now," Brafman said. "I'm not informed at this time that he is facing additional charges."

According to the Post
, ammo for three other guns -- a .380, a .45 and a .40 -- were also seized.

Burress, meanwhile, was in the news earlier this week for another possible legal issue. He was sued by a woman in Florida, who alleges a car crash with Burress in May left her with back and neck injuries. According to the woman's lawyer, Burress did not have car insurance at the time of the accident.

As for the Giants, they play the Vikings Sunday in a game that has no bearing on their playoff seeding. New York clinched the No. 1 seed and homefield throughout with their win Sunday night against the Panthers. However, the Eagles need the Giants to come through. A Vikings or Bears loss is one of the three things the Birds need to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

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