We all know Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg over the weekend, but what was equally interesting to the whole situation was how he decided to check himself into a hospital.
In order to attempt to keep this incident from becoming public, Plax spent 90 minutes deciding which hospital would afford him the most anonymity. Then, after deciding on a hospital he went in and decided to use a fake name, Harris Smith. Everyone at the New York-Cornell Hospital played along with the charade and despite recognizing the star WR, did not report the incident to the police. But this is not the weirdest part of the incident. Burress (or Smith) claimed to have shot himself at, of all places, Americas favorite neighborhood bar and grill, Applebee’s.
I guess it makes sense as a cover, as thousands of Americans would rather shoot themselves than eat at Applebee’s.