VIA NEW YORK POST:
Plaxico Burress’ lawyer said today that the former Giants wide receiver will testify tomorrow before a grand jury hearing arguments on his gun charges.
Burress’ attorney, Ben Brafman, hopes that his client can convince the grand jury assembled in Manhattan Supreme Court to forgo an indictment.
“Mr. Burress is going to … tell the truth about what happened that night,” Brafman said.
Burress is also expected to ask the grand jury not to indict him, said Brafman.
“He’s going to ask them to believe that this unfortunate incident should not be used to ruin his life,” Brafman said.
Negotiations in the gun-possession case against Burress — who accidentally shot himself in the leg at a Midtown nightclub last November — fell apart earlier this year after prosecutors insisted he do two years’ state time on a plea to a lesser gun charge, The Post reported on Monday.
The Super Bowl XLII star was willing to bite the bullet and do jail time, but he wouldn’t agree to more than a year, the DA said.