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Plaxico Burress’ gun case adjourned

NEW YORK – A gun possession case against New York Giants star Plaxico Burress was adjourned Tuesday until June.

Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg with an unlicensed gun at a Manhattan nightclub last year.

The star receiver, wearing a gray suit, arrived at Manhattan Criminal Court in the company of his wife and his attorney, Benjamin Brafman.

Both sides agreed to adjourn the case to June 15 following a brief hearing before Judge Michael Yazinsky. Burress’ bail was continued.

Prosecutor John Wolfstaetter told the judge that the prosecution was continuing its investigation.

Asked by reporters afterward whether Burress would play for the Giants this year, Brafman said, “It’s not my decision. It’s the Giants’ decision and Plaxico’s decision. It’s not a legal decision, it’s a sports decision.”

Brafman said he had reached no plea agreement with prosecutors and said discussions were continuing.

A person with knowledge of the case said Monday that Burress’ attorneys and prosecutors have been in discussions about a deal but remain at odds over the terms.

Burress is charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, a felony carrying a minimum prison sentence of 3 1/2 years upon conviction.

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