Plaxico Burress Released from Jail, Sees NFL Comeback

Plaxico-Burress-ReleasedPlaxico Burress walked out of the Oneida Correctional Facility in central New York on Monday after serving nearly two years for criminal possession of a handgun and immediately declared his readiness to get back on the football field.

Clad in a nearly all-black ensemble, Burress was met by his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, who revealed that he has already talked to several teams that want to get the former New York Giants wide receiver’s services in the coming season—if the NFL lockout does not push through, that is. “There are going to be multiple teams interested in signing him,” Rosenhaus said, via New York Times. “I expect him to get a good contract. I expect him to absolutely be playing.” Burress, who turns 34 this August, said playing football again wouldn’t be any problem. “As far as football is concerned, if and when everything gets settled, when they get back on the field, I’ll be ready.”

Burress’s troubles began in November 2008 when he accidentally shot himself in the thigh with his own handgun while inside a New York City nightclub. A subsequent investigation revealed that he had no license to carry the pistol, resulting in an indictment on two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in August 2009.