Locked Up

Burress Begins Two-Year Sentence

Plaxico Burress, who hoisted a Super Bowl trophy only 20 months ago, began a two-year prison sentence Tuesday for weapons charges after apologizing in a courtroom and giving a teary goodbye to his family. The 32-year-old former wide receiver for the New York Giants could get out of prison in June 2011 with good behavior. Burress' lawyer hinted that the harsh sentence he received for accidentally shooting himself in the leg outside of a Manhattan nightclub with an illegal gun was excessive. Burress took a limousine to the Manhattan court where he was officially sentenced, and was accompanied by his 3-year-old son and pregnant wife. It is unknown where the talented receiver will serve his sentence, though he went to Rikers Island for processing.