Former NFL wide receiver Plaxico Burress is expected to be released from a New York prison later today after serving 20 months on a weapons charge stemming from a shooting incident at a nightclub.
In November 2008, the former New York Giants player accidentally shot himself in the leg with a .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol he was carrying in his waistband.
Burress was not licensed to carry a pistol in either New York or New Jersey, where he lived.
In August 2009, he pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted criminal possession of a weapon and agreed to serve two years under a plea agreement. For the past 20 months at the Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, New York. After the nightclub incident, Burress was suspended from the Giants. The team later released him.