Burress was on course to become one of the most exciting NFL players of his generation. The wide receiver became a favorite for Big Blue with his inspiring performances. The highlight of his career saw him catch a Super Bowl-winning touchdown for the Giants. But the end came with the pull of a trigger after he made a massive mistake (via Sportscasting).
He was inside a nightclub in New York City when he accidentally shot himself. Believe it or not, the worst part wasn’t the injury and there was a bigger problem. Burress carried an unlicensed firearm in one of the strictest states in the nation. He received jail time and missed two football seasons. Finally, after 20 months, he returned to the gridiron but wasn’t the same athlete.