Posted by Bossip Staff
Plaxico Burress may be facing more leagal trouble, as authorities seized a small cache of weapons and ammunition from the NFL star’s New Jersey home. The New York Post, citing anonymous law enforcement sources, said a 9-mm handgun, a rifle and ammunition for three other guns — a .380, a .45 and a .40, the same caliber of gun Burress accidentally shot himself with — were seized during the execution of a search warrant at Burress’ home in Totowa. Benjamin Brafman, the star receiver’s criminal attorney, said Tuesday night that he was aware of only a rifle being taken from the home. “I believe it was registered, but we’re looking into that now,” Brafman said. “I’m not informed at this time that he is facing additional charges.” If the weapons are unregistered, Burress could face more charges in New Jersey in addition to the two felony gun-possession charges he was slapped with following the accidental shooting at a Manhattan nightclub last month. “It is not illegal in New Jersey to have a registered weapon in your home,” Brafman said. Burress was not at home during the search by Totowa police, the NYPD and officials from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office — though sources said his wife was at home. Brafman said his client is “out of town” but did not elaborate.
Also found in the search — but not seized, since it was unconnected to any criminal allegations — was a suitcase full of money.
The Giants suspended the Super Bowl hero for the rest of the season following the shooting and also withheld $1 million owed to him as part of his signing bonus. Burress is due back in court on March 31 and faces up to 3 1/2 years in prison on each count.
We are not trying to say he should only have a bat like Sean Taylor, but 5 weapons is a bit much for the average man’s protection. Plaxico was getting his TI on, and now is pretty close to joining him in his pen journey. SMH