Here’s a clip of former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress speaking with Jeremy Schaap for tomorrow’s E:60. This clip has already aired on SportsCenter and Monday Night Countdown. In this clip, Plaxico explains how his gun went off on the night that changed his life.
You can follow along with this transcription from ESPN.
Former Giants Wide Receiver Plaxico Burress Speaks to E:60’s Jeremy Schaap, excerpts from SportsCenter and Monday Night Countdown
Former N.Y. Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress, talked in detail with correspondent Jeremy Schaap today, in an exclusive E:60 interview, that will air in full Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. ET. Excerpts from the interview aired today on SportsCenter and Monday Night Countdown. Burress discussed the early morning hours of Nov. 29, when he accidentally shot himself in the leg with his own gun at the Latin Quarter nightclub in midtown N.Y., and about the two-year jail sentence he now faces.
Excerpts from Burress:
“It wasn’t like I was trying to hide it or go into this place and go through security. They knew I had it, they pat me down and they said, ok. They let me in, with it.”
“I’m there for maybe five minutes. It was getting so crowded, everybody coming over, so VIP said I’ll take you upstairs so you can relax and no one will bother you. I’m walking up the stairs and I miss a step, and my gun slides down my pants. So, it’s getting ready to hit the ground. I don’t want it to hit the ground, when it slides down my jeans, and I go to stop it from hitting the ground.
“I don’t think you could do it a million times. Through your pants you can try to stop it from hitting the ground and my finger hit right on the trigger. What are the odds in that happening?”
The entire interview airs on E:60 tomorrow night at 7.