by Adam Gretz
Just when you thought this whole Plaxico Burress thing couldn't take another strange twist, it does. Earlier this morning, Will Brinson pointed out that Burress was spotted turning himself in to the proper authorities and walking without a limp -- something that seems quite odd considering he's not only out of the Giants lineup with a hamstring injury, but also just shot himself in the leg.
Even stranger, the New York Post is reporting that soon after Burress shot himself in the leg, he spent a good 90 minutes trying to find a hospital that would, essentially, sweep this whole thing under the rug.
Granted, I'm not a professional athlete who is facing a potential three years in jail for shooting myself in the leg with an unlicensed gun, but my first instinct after shooting myself in the leg wouldn't be, "who's going to sweep this under the rug for me?" but, "holy crap, I just shot myself in the leg, somebody help me!"
But, again, I'm not Plaxico Burress. And, funny thing is, after Burress found a hospital that he deemed worthy of treating his self-inflicted wound, he wasn't Plaxico Burress, either. He was Harris Smith.
Plaxico Burress, AKA Harris Smith, Claimed Incident Took Place at Applebee's originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Mon, 01 Dec 2008 13:00:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.