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From New York Daily News:

Contrite former Giants receiver Plaxico Burress apologized Wednesday after spending three hours trying to convince a Manhattan grand jury his nightclub gunplay was more fumble than felony.

“I was truthful and I was honest and I’m truly remorseful for what I’ve done, and what happened, and what I did,” a somber Burress said after leaving Manhattan Criminal Court.

“I just want to thank everybody – family, friends and fans – for their prayers and support,” Burress said in his first public remarks since shooting himself in the right thigh last November.

Defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman said Burress, who arrived for court in a gray suit and blue tie, asked the panel for “compassion and understanding.”

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