Super Bowl hero Plaxico Burress is done for the year.
The New York Giants fined and suspended Burress on Tuesday for four games -- the rest of the regular season -- after he accidentally shot himself in the right thigh over the weekend at a Manhattan nightclub. The team also placed him on the reserve non-football injury list, which means the wide receiver couldn't come back for playoffs, either.
The team punished Burress a day after he was charged with illegal weapons possession, which carries a penalty of 3½ to 15 years in prison if he's convicted. Burress is due back in court again on March 31, unless he reaches a plea agreement.
Timeline: Plaxico Burress' troubled 2008
Plaxico Burress' troubled season hit a sad low Saturday, when FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer reported the Giants wide receiver accidentally shot himself in the leg. A look at some notable events in his tumultuous 2008:
# June 11: Burress disrupts the first day of Giants minicamp by saying he won't practice until he receives a contract extension.
# Sept. 4: Burress signs a two-year extension shortly before the Giants open their season against the Redskins.
# Sept. 24: Burress is suspended and fined over $235,000 (later reduced to $117,000) for missing a practice and not calling to explain his absence.
# Oct. 24: The NFL fines Burress $45,000 for criticizing officials and throwing a ball into the stands after their Week 7 win over the 49ers.
# Nov. 16: Burress pulls his hamstring in a game against the Ravens, then re-aggravates it a week later against the Cardinals.
# Nov. 28: Burress is declared out for the upcoming game against the Redskins due to the hamstring injury.
# Nov. 29: FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer reports that Burress accidentally shot himself in the leg at a New York nightclub the night before.
# Dec. 1: Burress is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon following the incident at the nightclub.
# Dec. 2: In response to the charges, the Giants fine and suspend Burress and place him on the non-football injury list, ending his season.