First Look: Plaxico Mugshot Released

Sad, grim expression

By Hasani Gittens
|  Friday, Sep 25, 2009  |  Updated 2:06 PM PDT
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Former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress started his two-year sentence for carrying an illiegal handgun in a Manhattan nightclub. The NFL star accidentally shot himself in the leg after storing the weapon in the elastic band of his sweatpants.

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As a wide receiver for the Giants, Plaxico Burress put up great numbers. But he's up against some very different numbers in the first mugshot released since he's been behind bars.

Burress is seen sporting a bald head and chin after being shaved clean at the Ulster Correctional Facility upstate, where he arrived Wednesday.

He looks grim and sad without his usual jewelry and expensive clothes -- dressed only in a drab green prison top and a white tee shirt -- as he glares directly at the camera. 

The 32-year-old also seems to come in just above 78" or 6-foot-6, which is taller than his official NFL height of 6-foot-5.

Burress was sentenced to two years in jail on Tuesday after reaching a plea bargain deal with prosecutors following the November incident where he shot himself in the leg while fumbling a gun in a Manhattan nightclub.

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