Burress is currently dealing with the weapons possession charges in New York, but he may be speeding toward additional charges in a completely unrelated case.
A lawsuit has been filed in Florida by Alise Smith, who alleges that Burress rear-ended her car back in May. She claims she suffered back and neck injuries from the car accident. The suit is seeking $15,000 for lost wages, medical bills and vehicle damages.
What could prove to be an additional issue for Burress is that Smith claims she has proof that Burress was driving without insurance, as he did not pay his premiums and the insurance lapsed three days before the May 16th accident.
The weekend self-injury of New York Giants star badboy Plaxico Burress, who sustained a personal injury gunshot in the leg when an illegally concealed weapon accidentally went off may have a few others in hot water.
In New York state, it is a misdemeanor for a hospital not to report a gunshot wound to the police, and according to reports, that is exactly what happened. It appears that several employees of New York-Cornell Hospital, who treated Burress, did not contact the police. The New York State Department of Health is investigating to see if information was deliberately hidden to protect Burress. Additionally the hospital itself has admitted it has suspended an employee for not following procedure. The hospital says it is their policy to contact the police in regards to all gunshot patients.
Meanwhile Antonio Pierce, another New York Giant who was with Burress at the club Latin Quarter during the injury and aftermath, is being sought for questioning by police. It appears, however, that he ditched the cops yesterday in favor of a paid radio appearance. Pierce also is reported to have spoken to NFL security about the incident without a lawyer present which could get the league itself tangled up in the investigation.
Over the weekend, NFL star Plaxico Burress shot himself accidently in his leg when a concealed weapon on his person fell down his pants leg and went off.
Yesterday, NYPD went to Burress’ home to retrieve the gun. Burress was not at home, and while there was no search warrant, but someone at the house was authorized by Burress to surrender the weapon. Representatives for Burress also made a statement that he would turn himself in.
Just this morning, Burress voluntarily turned himself into the police and plead “not guilty” to charges of illegal possession of a weapon, which is a felony. Burress may also face charges of reckless endangerment.
Burress’ lawyer has stated that his client “intends to address the charges in a responsible manner as a true professional.”
We’ll be keeping track of this story as it develops.