Plaxico talks about prison, football, and family
Breaking News: The Wall Street Journal released some of Plaxico’s first interview since his release from prison, today. He served three months under two years for a botched gun charge. We hope he comes back to NY to play for the Giants, or switch to Jets. Read the excerpt, courtesy foxsports:
Burress: “All I need to say to teams is don’t judge my future by my past”
“There weren’t a lot of guys throwing perfect spirals in there,” the one-time Giants receiver said with his characteristically quiet chuckle. “I had to work to catch those balls.”
“I know what I’m capable of. All I need to say to teams is ‘don’t judge my future by my past’,” he said. “Just let me come out and play football.”
“You never know what may happen,” Burress said. “I love New York. My fan base has always supported me there, and I’ve had teammates there who I’ve shared special moments with outside of football.”
He sounded more daunted by taming his fiery 18-month-old daughter than he did about getting back in football shape.
“She’s just running the household,” he said, laughing. “None of us has a choice.”
Burress said Giants co-owner Steve Tisch visited him in prison, as did Tisch’s right-hand man, Sammy Arthur. He said former teammates Osi Umenyiora, Michael Strahan, Amani Toomer and David Tyree all made the trip, too, something he called “a very humbling experience.”
Burress said he watched football Sunday and Monday nights, though it was whatever games the general inmate population was tuned to.
“There is nothing pleasant about prison,” he added. “There’s so much I can tell you and [at the same time] no one thing I can put my finger on. There’s an emotional toll and there were definitely some guys I was around who’d done things that made me say, ‘Really, seriously, I am here?'”