2 Dec 2008

NFL player faces up to 15 years in jail after shooting himself

6:01 pm on 2 December 2008

The New York Giants player Plaxico Burress has appeared in court in New York after accidentally shooting himself in a Manhatten nightclub.

He faces weapons charges after a witness reported hearing a popping sound and then saw Burress' leg shaking and a bloody pistol fall from his pants.

If convicted, Burress could face 3 1/2 to 15 years in jail.