The Washington Times - December 1, 2008, 11:34AM

New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress has turned himself in to police and is expected to plead not guilty to a weapons charge after shooting himself in the thigh at a Manhattan night club on Friday, the AP is reporting.

There’s a lot going on in the previous sentence, so let’s break it down.


It’s about a professional football player, but it’s not a sports story. It’s a crime story, as so many stories about professional athletes are these days.

A person was shot, but it’s not a victim story. The shooter and the shootee apparently are the same person, which cuts down on administrative paperwork.

The incident occurred at an upscale New York club that routinely frisks its customers. That puts a fresh spin on “upscale.”