It takes a real man to accidentally shoot yourself. Donkey of the Week material right here.
Giants receiver Plaxico Burress has retained New York defense attorney Ben Brafman to represent him after the ninth-year veteran accidentally shot himself in the thigh Friday night at a Manhattan night club.
Giants general manager Jerry Reese said Sunday that he had yet to speak to Burress. "I reached out to him," Reese said. "I did not get a return phone call."
Burress, who was out Friday night with Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce, was treated overnight and released from a New York hospital on Saturday afternoon.
According to an NFL official, the bullet went through the skin and muscle tissue of Burress' right thigh and did not hit any major arteries, and that there were no broken bones.
NFL handgun policy prohibits players carrying weapons on NFL premises and NFL-related functions. It also prohibits any player having a gun without a proper permit or registration.
If Burress or Pierce are found to have broken the law, those offenses would subject them to penalties under the league's personal conduct policy.