Burress Hearing to be Postponed

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

A lawyer for New York Giants star Plaxico Burress says a hearing in his gun possession case will be postponed.

Defense attorney Ben Brafman says the wide receiver will show up
to court Tuesday but "it's just a matter of getting a quick adjournment."

Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh at a nightclub in November. He has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon
in the second degree, a felony carrying a minimum prison sentence
of 3 1/2 years upon conviction.

Brafman won't say whether the hearing is being adjourned so a
plea deal can be reached. The Manhattan district attorney's office
hasn't commented.

Prosecutors commonly offer reduced charges in gun possession
cases, considering past criminal history, arrest circumstances and
the reason for having the weapon.

The 31-year-old wide receiver has no criminal record.


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