According to several news outlets all over New York, former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was sentenced to two years in jail this morning. Burress will begin his sentence in September.
Burress, who shot himself during the middle of last season with the Giants, possessed the gun without a license and was facing up to three years in jail.
Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce was also facing charges for being Burress’ accomplice in this act, as he allegedly covered up the evidence after it happened. Pierce was cleared of all charges in recent weeks and will not be facing any sort of jail time.
It is uncertain whether Burress will return to football, because he will be in his mid-30’s when he returns. I’m sure commissioner Roger Goodell will suspend him for at least a half season or so upon his return if he even decides to continue his career.