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Lawyer: Burress will testify at grand jury

Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress will testify before the grand jury that is investigating weapons charges against him, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Attorney Benjamin Brafman said Burress would testify at 10 a.m.
Wednesday.

“He’s going to go in and tell the truth,” Brafman said. Burress, 31, shot himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub early on the morning of Nov. 29.

He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and faces up to 3 1/2 years in prison. Burress has pleaded not guilty and is
free on $100,000 bail.

The Giants released Burress in April.

The New York Post reported Monday that Manhattan District
Attorney Robert Morgenthau is insisting on jail time for Burress.

“We’ve always taken the position that he’s going to have to go
to jail, whether by trial or by plea,” Morgenthau told the newspaper.

Brafman said Morgenthau’s comments may have prejudiced the
prosecution’s case and he is considering his legal options to
respond.

Asked about Burress at a news conference Tuesday, Morgenthau
refused to comment.

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