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Update on the Plaxico Burress story

The Daily News has an update from about an hour ago. Antonio Pierce was with him, and apparently laid into Plax about carrying a gun into a nightclub.

Here is the statement from the Giants on the incident:

"We are aware of the fact that Plaxico was involved in an apparent accidental shooting last night. We have been in contact with Plaxico since shortly after the incident. Plaxico suffered a wound to his right thigh. Obviously, our primary concern is for Plaxico’s health and well-being, and given the circumstances, we are relieved to say he was released from a New York City hospital at approximately 2 p.m. today. We have been in touch with NFL Security on this matter. At this point, we are attempting to gather all the facts surrounding this incident. This incident could become a matter for law enforcement officials, and because of that, we have no comment on any of the details."

One of the more troublesome parts of the article:

Burress could face illegal weapons charges, a crime that carries up to five years in prison, sources said.

"He went for his gun and fumbled it. And now it will cost him," a police source said.

The state of Florida issued him a concealed weapon permit that expired in May. Even if it had been renewed, it wouldn't be recognized by authorities in New York or New Jersey.

Personally, I can't help but wonder if the Giants front office is gathered somewhere pouring over that new contract they gave Plax looking at out clauses.

Here is the link to the story from the New York Daily News

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