Breaking News: Plaxico Burress Indicted, Antonio Pierce Not

James WilliamsonSenior Writer IAugust 3, 2009

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

Oh wait, it was his thigh. (sigh)

Anyway, Plaxico Burress, former wide receiver to the New York Giants, was indicted on three criminal charges today, according to

His former teammate, Giants linebacker, Antonio Pierce was not.

Plaxico Burress said to the grand jury: "I was truthful, I was honest, and I'm truly remorseful for what I've done and for what happened."

Burress was indicted on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of reckless endangerment.

If convicted, he could spend up to three and a half years.

He entered a plea of not guilty to the weapons charges and was released earlier this year on a $100,000 bail.

The incident in question, was at a club where a gun that Plaxico Burress was carrying, went off in his pocket, and the blast hit his thigh.

The gun was apparently not licensed, and no one called the police, which is required by law in the state of New York, when the gunshot accident occurred.

Burress is 31 years old, and a sentence of three and a half years would effectively, end his career.

He was the receiver who caught the winning touchdown throw from Eli Manning in one of the greatest upsets ever over the New England Patriots.

He was released from the Giants this past April and currently, does not have a spot on an NFL roster.

More to come later. This is James Williamson.