Burress Appears In Court, Has Bail Set At $100,000

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

NEW YORK (AP) - Plaxico Burress has appeared in court on weapons possession charges stemming from an accidental shooting at a Manhattan nightclub.

Manhattan criminal court judge Felicia Mennin set bail at $100,000 and ordered Burress to return March 31.

Defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman argued for no bail, saying: "he has 35 million reasons to come back to court" - referring to his $35 million contract with the Giants.

Prosecutors also released a criminal complaint that provides a witness account from the club where the New York Giants wide receiver shot himself.

A witness heard a popping sound before Burress' legs began to shake.

It says the person saw a bloody pistol fall out of his pant leg and land on the floor.

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

(Copyright 2008 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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