PLAX'S NAKED BOOTLEG
GIANT A STRIP-JOINT SLOB
Hours before shooting himself, Giants receiver Plaxico Burress and two Big Blue buddies hit a high-class West Side strip club - where they hooked up with three ladies, guzzled two bottles of top-shelf tequila, and gobbled the staff's post-Thanksgiving dinner, The Post has learned.
A surly, slobbish Burress ate "like an animal," using his bare hands to snatch pieces of workers' turkey and stuff his face at the Head Quarters club on Nov. 28, a source said. His jiggle-joint jaunt with fellow Giants Antonio Pierce and Ahmad Bradshaw is of interest to police, who are investigating his self-inflicted gunshot wound at an East Side nightclub early Nov. 29.
Cops visited Head Quarters Tuesday to collect surveillance showing the trio arriving at 10:50 p.m. Nov. 28, and exiting with three women two hours later.
They never paid a cent.
(Click the video to the right to see Plaxico in the club.)
Burress, 31, already was known at the club for being a "cheap," customer, and "very rude, conceited, full of himself," sources said.
"He's the most unpopular celebrity that's been there," said another source, adding he routinely paid strippers the minimum $20 for lap dances, in contrast to other big-name customers, who fork over as much as $200.
On the other hand, Pierce, a married linebacker, is well-liked there. On Nov. 28, after arriving at Head Quarters, the Giants were met by a trio of women who are not club employees, sources said. Sources said Pierce originally told authorities there were no women with the Giants that night.
They went upstairs, where club workers were enjoying dinner, and soon began drinking what ended up being two bottles of Patron tequila, which they were not charged for, sources said.
Pierce, 30, went over to the workers' table, where he sliced off several pieces of turkey, which Burress then scooped up with his hands and crammed into his mouth, sources said.
Burress also frequently hugged one of the strippers, although he did not hire her for a lap dance, a source said. Two hours later, Burress, his teammates and the three women left the club without tipping staff, according to the sources.
Shortly afterward, Burress, Pierce and Bradshaw ended up at the Latin Quarter club on the East Side, where Burress' .40-caliber Glock fired a round into his leg as he fumbled with it.
Lawyers for Burress and Pierce declined comment.
Poor guy, when the ho's turn on you, it's all downhill from there.