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Giants Reciever Palxico Burress Shoots Himself in the Leg

Giants football star Plaxico Burress accidently shot himself in the leg Friday night reports the New York Times and nfl.com.

This self-inflicted injury occurred in this right thigh, and is not life threatening says Adam Scheftner of the NFL Network. (nfl.com)

Both publications say that the accident occurred at an unnamed nightclub, and that Burress was released from the hospital on Saturday.

The New York Times also mentioned that the accident occurred four hours after he was told he would not play in the upcoming game on Sunday due to his hamstring injury.

The Giants organization did not say much about the incident because they were still trying to figure the facts and they said the event could end up involving the law enforcement. (NY Times and nfl.com)

This incident added to Burress’s growing list of controversies during the year for the 31-year-old receiver.

He has received multiple fines this year. He was fined $45,000 for verbally abusing an official and tossing a ball into the stands during the Oct. 19 game against the San Francisco 49ers. He was fined $117,500 for missing a team meeting without notifying the team, though he claims it was due to a family emergency. He was also fined $25,000 for not participating in a mandatory mini camp in June. (nlf.com). The New York Times also says that he was held out of the first quarter of the against the Steelers for failing to get his neck and shoulder injury treated the day before the game. However, his easy-going personality and play making on the field have helped him not to get the boot off the team says the NY Times.