- The Washington Times - Monday, March 30, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for New York Giants star Plaxico Burress (PLEK’-sih-koh BUR’-ihs) says a hearing in his gun possession case will be postponed.

Defense attorney Ben Brafman says the wide receiver will show up to court Tuesday but “it’s just a matter of getting a quick adjournment.”

Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh at a nightclub in November. He has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a felony carrying a minimum prison sentence of 3 1/2 years upon conviction.

Brafman won’t say whether the hearing is being adjourned so a plea deal can be reached. The Manhattan district attorney’s office hasn’t commented.

Prosecutors commonly offer reduced charges in gun possession cases, considering past criminal history, arrest circumstances and the reason for having the weapon.



The 31-year-old wide receiver has no criminal record.

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AP Sports Writer Tom Canavan, in East Rutherford, N.J., contributed to this report.

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