It’s been ten years since the infamous Plaxico Burress nightclub shooting — and yes, it is still just as perplexing of a story today as it was then.
As the story goes, Burress shot himself in the leg (more specifically his right quadriceps) with his own Glock at the Latin Quarter nightclub in New York City. He later said he didn’t even realize he shot himself until he figured out the wet substance on his pants and shoes was actually his own blood. Fellow Giants teammate Antonio Pierce eventually drove him to the New York Presbyterian Hospital where he checked in under a false name. The cake topper of this sordid tale came in the aftermath. It wasn’t until the media caught ahold of the story that police learned of the shooting and arrested Burress.
From there, things started to catch fire when even Michael Bloomberg, who was mayor the time, held a press conference demanding Burress be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Burress went on to serve 20 months of a two-year sentence in prison after pleading guilty to an attempted weapons charge. So here we are ten years later, still filled with a million questions about one of the most bizarre, dramatic off-field moments in NFL history. And while we may never be able to make sense of this whole ordeal, here are nine things you probably didn’t know…