Los Angeles Times

Plaxico Burress

In late 2008, New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was injured when he accidently shot himself in the leg after brining a loaded gun into a night club. New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg was outraged and urged Burress be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Burress was unable to reach a sentencing agreement and plead guilty to two charges. In august he was sentenced to two years in prison. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)