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August 20, 2009 11:35 AM

The 10, The 5 ... The Jail!

Everyone's favorite sweatpantsed wide receiver, Plaxico Burress, is headed to jail. Burress pleaded guilty today to a weapons charge as part of a deal that gives him a two-year prison sentence for accidentally shooting himself in the leg in a New York City nightclub last year.

It was thought he might plead not-guilty, and try to fight it in court, but that could have meant a 3 1/2 year sentence, and, as Dashiell Bennett points out at Deadspin, "...there was pretty much no way to convince a jury that he did not shoot himself in the leg with an illegal hand gun." So the two-year deal was really his best option.

It could be reduced to 20 months for good behavior.

Ex-Giant Burress pleads guilty in weapons case - AP
Plaxico Burress Heading To Jail - Deadspin

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