Plaxico Burress sentenced to two years in prison
He will begin serving his sentence immediately.
Burress, 32, who hopes to play professional football again once his sentence is over, pleaded guilty to one count of reckless endangerment in a plea deal reached with prosecutors last month. He suffered a gunshot wound to his thigh when the gun he was carrying under his waistband slipped and fired.
Burress hired a prison consultant to help prepare him for life behind bars.
Drafted eighth overall out of Michigan State in 2000, Burress has 7,845 receiving yards over his nine-year NFL career. He caught the winning touchdown pass in the Giants' 17-14 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.
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Photo: Plaxico Burress. Credit: Seth Wenig / Associated Press