Plaxico released from prison!
Breaking News: After spending three months under two years in a Oneida medium security correctional facility, Plaxico Burress was finally released at 8:57 AM this morning. He was received by his agent Arum Rosenhaus with open arms, and instantly stated “it’s a beautiful day”. He was charged (rather overzealously) for shooting himself in the leg accidentally in August 2009 in a NYC nightclub. The gun permit (out of NJ) had expired in Nov 2008, so he was considered in the eyes of the law to be using a hot weapon. He ended up being a face (a victim) of the NY gun control laws. He will be 34 in August, and is still in great shape. He is returning home to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to see his wife, Tiffany, and kids and practice with teammates for the next months amidst the lock-out. He is the top free-agent, but will not able to talk to teams until the lock-out lifts. He was the premiere slot receiver for the NY Giants, and I am sure they hope for his return. He caught the big catch in the 2008 Super Bowl to help the Giants win 17-14 in dramatic fashion. NY loves you Plaxico, come back home! Read his interview upon release, courtesy foxsports, and watch the footage below!
”I just want to thank God for bringing me through one of the most trying times in my life,” he said to reporters outside the prison. ”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.”
”I’d like to thank everybody for their prayers and words of encouragement,” he said. ”I’d like to thank all my fans all around the world for the thousands of letters, for their unwavering support. As far as football is concerned, if and when everything gets settled, when they get back on the field, I’ll be ready.”
”He’s going to be a top free-agent,” Plaxico agent, Arum 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.”