According to Plaxico, security at the Latin Quarter nightclub patted him down and knew that he had a gun.
"It wasn't like I was trying to hide it," Plaxico said. "I go into this place and go through the security -- they know I have it and they pat me down and they said 'OK,' and they let me in with it."
As he was walking upstairs to the VIP room, he missed a step and the gun began to slide down his pantleg. As he reached to stop it from hitting the ground - like in a slow motion action sequence, no doubt - he accidentally pulled the trigger through his pants.
Plaxico says no one heard the gun shot and he didn't realize he was shot until he noticed that his shoes were drenched in blood.
It was at that time he told teammate Antonio Pierce to take him to the emergency room and we all know how that turned out.
Poor thing, he didn't even make it to the VIP room.