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No Plea for Plaxico Burress Yet

Wide receiver still fighting weapons charges

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    No Plea for Plaxico Burress Yet
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    The likelihood of Burress playing in 2009 is so small you have to squint to see it.

    NFL star receiver Plaxico Burress will have to wait a while longer before he knows the legal consequences of accidentally shooting himself with an unlicensed pistol.

    Defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman said Burress will appear in court on Monday for a brief hearing. Brafman said Burress and prosecutors have yet to agree on a plea deal and the case will be adjourned until September.

    Burress shot himself in the thigh on Nov. 29 in a Manhattan nightclub. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and faces up to 3½ years in prison. Burress has pleaded not guilty and is free on $100,000 bail.

    Burress caught the game-winning touchdown for the New York Giants in the 2008 Super Bowl. He is a free agent after the team released him on April 3.
       
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