Posted June 13, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Plaxico to aid anti-violence programs


Breaking News: Plaxico Burress, former NY Giants WR, is taking a new direction, following his release from prison. Today he announced that he will be working with the National Urban League and Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. He will be mentored by Magic Johnson and Tony Dungy through the Brady Center, and volunteer for the National Urban League to help recruit troubled youths. Read the excerpt, courtesy espn:

“I want to see every child have a chance to succeed,” Burress said. “I have an opportunity to make a difference, and the National Urban League is on the front lines, creating opportunities.”

“We’re eager to work with Plaxico as he speaks to audiences young and old, inside and outside of sports, to help prevent gun violence,” said Brady Center president Paul Helmke. “He has learned directly, and painfully, about the risks of gun ownership, and understands that he has an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children, athletes, and the entire sports community. The Brady Center is pleased to partner with Plaxico in this heartfelt mission.”

“I am very excited to see Plaxico Burress becoming involved with community service and mentoring,” Dungy said. “I really believe he is going to have a positive impact on many people, but especially our young people, as he focuses his efforts on helping them examine their decision making and reducing gun violence. I look forward to helping him and his family in any way I can.”