Report: NYC DA insists on prison for Plaxico

It’s gonna be Sing Sing for Plaxico — even if he cops to a lesser gun charge, says Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau.

Negotiations in the gun possession case against ex-Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress — who accidentally shot himself in the leg at a Midtown nightclub last November — fell apart earlier this year after prosecutors insisted he do two years’ state time on a plea to a lesser gun charge, the DA told The Post.

The Super Bowl XLII star was willing to bite the bullet and do jail time, but he wouldn’t agree to more than a year, the DA said.

“We’ve always taken the position that he’s going to have to go to jail, whether by trial or by plea,” the legendary DA — who retires at year end after 34 years in office — said, breaking his public silence about the case.

Morgenthau said his office would announce the grand jury’s vote within four weeks.

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