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Plaxico Burress was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers eighth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft and also played for the New York Giants and the New York Jets. He caught the game-winning catch of Super Bowl XLII as the Giants beat the New England Patriots.  On November 28, 2008, Burress suffered an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to his right thigh at the nightclub LQ in New York City when his Glock pistol in the pocket of his jeans began sliding down his leg; apparently in reaching for his gun, he inadvertently pressed the trigger, causing the gun to fire. Two days later, Burress turned himself in to police to face charges of criminal possession of a handgun. On August 20, 2009, Burress accepted a plea deal that would put him in prison for two years with an additional two years of supervised release. On June 6, 2011, Burress was released from a protective custody unit of the Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, New York, having served 20 months

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Former Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress signed with the Steelers on Tuesday, the team he spent five years with to begin his career. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Former Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress signed with the Steelers on Tuesday, the team he spent five years with to begin his career. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington breaks up a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress during the third quarter of an NFL game Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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A referee separates Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall (23) from New York Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress (17) during the first quarter. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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New York Jets receiver Plaxico Burress totaled just 25 yards receiving last weekend against San Diego, but he had three touchdown catches. (Associated Press)

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Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress speaks to reporters after being released from the Oneida County Correction Facility in Rome, N.Y., Monday, June 6, 2011. Burress was released from prison after spending nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

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Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress speaks to the media on June 6, 2011, moments after being released from the Oneida County Correction Facility in Rome, N.Y. (Associated Press)

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FILE-This June 15, 2009 file photo shows former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress arriving at Manhattan criminal court in New York. Burress will get out of prison in June, ending his sentence in a gun case a few months early. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano,File)