Here's one choice selection from an HBO "Real Sports" segment on Jets WR Plaxico Burress, who shot himself with an unlicensed handgun in a Manhattan night club on Nov. 28, 2008:
"I had a drink in my left hand. I'm just walking up the stairs. And, you know, it was dark. And I kind of, you know, missed a step. That's when I felt my gun ... started to slide. I went to grab it ... to stop it from falling. POW!
"I knew it had went off. I saw the fire, like, come through my jeans. I took a couple more steps and my jeans were like — my jeans are wet. And I looked down. I had some Chuck Taylors on and they were — the white was all red. I'm in trouble."
He also says that he didn't know who the mayor of New York was at the time and that he "don't take no shit from nobody." The segment airs Tuesday night.
Plaxico [Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel]
Plaxico Burress talks shooting aftermath [ESPN New York]
Celebrity Hustle with Plaxico Burress [YouTube]