The police have now conducted a raid on the New Jersey home of New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress. Given the amount of time that’s passed since his last arrest, you might think that he’d have cleaned up the place a bit.
Police yesterday seized a small cache of weapons and ammo from the Totowa, NJ, home of troubled Giants star Plaxico Burress, possibly setting up the suspended grid star for more legal trouble, law-enforcement sources said.
If the guns are unlicensed, the embattled wide receiver could face additional charges in New Jersey on top of the felony gun-possession charges he was slapped with after shooting himself in the leg at a Manhattan nightclub last month.
Seized in the raid were one 9 mm handgun, a rifle and ammo for three additional guns – a .380, a .45 and a .40, which is the caliber of gun with which he accidentally shot himself in the leg.
Well, I don’t know that it exactly qualifies as a “cache of weapons.” (If it does, I’m an international arms dealer.) But I certainly hope Plaxico has all the paperwork for the weapons or he’s going to be in even more trouble. Given the fact that he didn’t bother to get any permits for New York, I’m not all that hopeful that he went through the steps in the Garden State.
The Giants are already looking at recouping the vast majority of the $35M they laid out for him this year. Hopefully he set enough aside for court costs and a really good lawyer.