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Burress pleads guilty on felony charge

Updated: August 21, 2009, 11:55 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Facing the prospect of spending at least 3½ years behind bars, one-time Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress on Thursday accepted a plea bargain with a two-year prison sentence for a firearm charge. The charge stemmed from an incident in which Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub.

The former New York Giants wide receiver pleaded guilty to one count of attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a lesser charge than he had faced. He will be sentenced ...

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