Former NFL star Plaxico Burris indicted

August 3, 2009 11:00:51 AM PDT
New York City prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted former New York Giants Plaxico Burress on weapons charges. [SPORTS BLOG: Read the latest from the Eyewitness Sports team]

The grand jury did not indict his former teammate, Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce.

Prosecutors say the indictment charges the 31-year-old Burress with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of reckless endangerment.

The 31-year-old wide receiver shot himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub in November. The gun was not licensed and no one initially called police to report the gunshot.

Burress and Pierce -- who drove Burress to the hospital and took the gun to Burress' New Jersey home -- both testified before the grand jury last week.

The New York Giants released Burress in April.

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