Two-year prison sentence finally gives Plaxico Burress a reason not to shoot himself in the leg again

Thanks to an upcoming two-year stint in a state penitentiary, former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress says he finally has a solid reason not to shoot himself in the leg. "The excruciating pain gave me pause," said Burress. "And the nine months of humiliation and being a national punchline stopped me from going right out and shooting myself again, i guess. But I still had that urge to shoot myself again. Now, though, thanks to the justice system, I have seen the error of my accidental-shooting ways." Burress says that once he finishes his sentence near the end of 2011, he wants to speak to youth about not shooting themselves. "I got trapped in that culture of accidentally shooting yourself when carrying a gun for personal protection," he said. "I don't want to see other people go down that road. I have learned my lesson: always shoot others before yourself. You will spend much less time in prison that way."


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