just after 8 a.m. this morning plaxico burress arrived at the 17th precinct station house in midtown mahattan and surrendered to face a charge of criminal possession of a handgun.
the charge(s) resulted from this weekend's accidental shooting - burress allegedly shot himself in his right thigh at the latin quarter nightclub in the early hours of saturday morning. his attorney stated that burress would enter a plea of not guilty to the charge(s).
until the all the facts are reported, it's too early to speculate on the possible consequences to burress from the shooting (including jail time on the gun possession charge and disciplinary actions from the ny giants and the nfl).
the coverage of plaxico's self-inflicted injury - and the consequences flowing from it - has overshadowed the giants victory over the redskins yesterday!
UPDATE: here is a copy of the actual criminal complaint (heads up to the smoking gun)!
UPDATE: giants suspend plaxico for remainder of season and antonio pierce will cooperate with prosecutors and testify before grand jury.
FINAL UPDATE: on april 3, 2009, the giants officially released plaxico burress!