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Originally published Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 12:00 AM

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NFL Notebook | Plaxico Burress accidentally shoots himself in leg

New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the right thigh Friday night and spent the night in the hospital...

New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress accidentally shot himself in the right thigh Friday night and spent the night in the hospital before being released Saturday, according to the Giants.

The team did not say which hospital Burress went to or how badly he was injured.

However, a team official told The Associated Press that Burress shot himself in a nightclub. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the team was still trying to sort out all the facts.

"Our primary concern is for Plaxico's health and well-being, and given the circumstances, we are relieved to say he was released from a New York City hospital," the Giants said in a statement.

New York City police said they were investigating whether the incident took place at Latin Quarter, a sprawling 15,000-square-foot, two-story restaurant and club located in the Radisson Lexington Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

Phone messages left at the nightclub and an e-mail were not immediately returned.

Police added that they have not spoken to Burress or recovered the gun used in the shooting.

Newsday reported Burress has a concealed weapon permit from the state of Florida that expired in May 2008. It is unclear if the permit was renewed.

However, the states of New York and New Jersey do not recognize permits from Florida, so Burress could be charged in the incident.

Repeated phones calls to Burress' home and his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, were not immediately returned.


• Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Paul Soliai was suspended for the second time this season for an unspecified violation of team rules. Soliai will not play Sunday when the Dolphins visit the St. Louis Rams.


• Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders will miss Sunday's game in Cleveland against the Browns because of his ailing right knee.

• The Chicago Bears placed Nathan Vasher on injured reserve Saturday with a broken right hand, ending the defensive back's season.

• Former New England Patriots safety Tebucky Jones was granted probation on charges stemming from a fight at a Connecticut casino. The 34-year-old appeared in Norwich Superior Court on Friday. Police said he had "inappropriate contact" with a woman in the Mohegan Sun casino lobby, then punched her boyfriend.

• The New York Giants veteran safety Sammy Knight will miss the rest of the season because of a hip problem. The Super Bowl champions signed defensive tackle Jeremy Clark off their practice squad.

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