After spending the last two years behind bars on gun charges and missing the birth of his daughter, Plaxico Burress is grateful to be back home. The former New York Giants reciever plans on making a return to the NFL but says he first wants to spend time with his family.
Just after his release from the Oneida Correctional Facility in central New York on Monday, Plaxico had this to say, "I just want to thank God for bringing me through one of the most trying times in my life. "It's a beautiful day. It's a beautiful day to be reunited with my family. I want to go home and spend some quality time with them."
Drew Rosenhaus Plaxicos agent had this to say, "He's learned an awful lot, "He knows that he obviously made a mistake. To miss two NFL seasons in the prime of your career. To not be with your family, most importantly. To lose out on millions and millions of dollars. These are things that have forced him to certainly evaluate his life.”
"He's going to be a top free agent," Rosenhaus said. "There are going to be multiple teams interested in signing him. I expect him to get a good contract. I expect him to absolutely be playing. Plaxico added, "As far as football is concerned, if and when everything gets settled, when they get back on the field, I'll be ready."
Burress is currently on parole for two years. After spending two years in prison for shooting himself in the thigh with a handgun he snuck into a Manhattan nightclub one would think Plaxico would have learned a valuable lesson. Having to plead guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon is a far fall from his game-winning catch with only 35 seconds left in Super Bowl XL11. Only time will tell, and as soon as the NFL labor dispute is over with Plaxico can get settled into his new NFL home. Packers anyone?
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