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Burress: Gunshot wound nearly fatal

Updated: August 26, 2009, 5:44 AM ET
By David Picker | E:60

In his first interview since accidentally shooting himself in the leg at a Manhattan nightclub in November, Plaxico Burress told "E:60" on Monday that the gunshot wound he suffered was nearly fatal.

"I almost killed my own self," Burress said during the interview. "And I got to go to prison for almost killing my own self."

Burress, 32, said the bullet that pierced his right thigh almost reached his femoral artery, which supplies blood to the lower extremities. ...

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