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Report: Plaxico Burress to be released from prison in 2-3 weeks

Plaxico Burress is ready to go to work.  Well, a work release program.

The New York Post says the former Giants wide receiver will be released from prison for good behavior in 2-3 weeks before entering the next phase of his sentence.

Burress was expected to be released in the Spring of 2011 and could face additional NFL discipline following his jail sentence.  We don’t know the rules of the work release program, but it’s hard to imagine any scenario that Burress returns to the football field in 2010.

Tom Coughlin seemed to doubt Burress would ever return to the Giants when asked this March, but G.M. Jerry Reese is open to the possibility.

Once Burress is cleared to play again, “We’ll definitely investigate it,” Reese said.

UPDATE: Bob Glauber of Newsday says a Giants reunion is unlikely.

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55 Responses to “Report: Plaxico Burress to be released from prison in 2-3 weeks”
  1. myspaceyourface says: Aug 4, 2010 1:54 PM

    Dang, you shot off your Plaxico.

  2. TheBengal13 says: Aug 4, 2010 1:54 PM

    Let Mike Brown and his “Bengals Redemption Tour” continue!

  3. Mumakata says: Aug 4, 2010 1:54 PM

    He should probably call the Ravens. The Birds are always up for another felon for the team. Just watch out for Ray Ray’s knife.

  4. Citizen Strange says: Aug 4, 2010 1:56 PM

    From the bottom of my heart I wish Plax the best of luck.

  5. Chiefs2010 says: Aug 4, 2010 1:56 PM

    Bengals on line 2…

  6. Jack Burton says: Aug 4, 2010 1:56 PM

    So glad the Steelers ditched this scum.

  7. CookieFlash says: Aug 4, 2010 1:57 PM

    Isn’t it refreshing that a Plastic-Hoe story doesn’t have the word Brett in it?

  8. Dixon29 says: Aug 4, 2010 1:57 PM

    About time. Congratulations Plax!

  9. mama tried says: Aug 4, 2010 1:59 PM

    chain gang…… or chain gangsta?!?!

  10. Manuich1 says: Aug 4, 2010 2:01 PM

    You know the Giants will take a look at him. He’s familiar with the play book, pretty much learned his lesson by not seeing his family for so many months. He is a changed man. Giants need to resign this guy. He could def help out the receivers with his veteran experience and mold Barden as well.

  11. Tim Tebow's Prayers says: Aug 4, 2010 2:01 PM

    who?

  12. Calistin says: Aug 4, 2010 2:03 PM

    Going to the Raiders, don’t be dumb.

  13. HooskerDo says: Aug 4, 2010 2:03 PM

    To the bungles he goes!

  14. technoboy says: Aug 4, 2010 2:03 PM

    “We’ll definitely investigate it,”
    Translates to:
    “Heck no, but if someone wants to trade for his rights.”

  15. Draft King says: Aug 4, 2010 2:04 PM

    The UFL is waiting with open arms, Plaxico.

  16. realitypolice says: Aug 4, 2010 2:05 PM

    If he wants to get back in the league, he better enlist Tony Dungy to be his stooge, umm.. I mean mentor, as soon as possible.
    It’s not that big a deal, once St. Tony talks someone into signing him, he can just dump him.
    You know, like Michael Vick did.

  17. crise40g says: Aug 4, 2010 2:08 PM

    Bengals! They don’t care about character issues.

  18. cleanface says: Aug 4, 2010 2:08 PM

    I heard he’s found employment sweeping up the remains of Tiki Barber’s career.

  19. DookiesDeposit says: Aug 4, 2010 2:10 PM

    The Dade holding center (Miami Dolphins training facilty) is the current holder of some fine examples of dysfunctional humanity. I’m sure that the warden, Bill Parcells, would be thrilled to add another inmate for “Boss Tony” to babysit.

  20. Dapollock says: Aug 4, 2010 2:10 PM

    Somebody should give him a shot.
    Oops.
    I meant a chance at making the team.

  21. brasho says: Aug 4, 2010 2:10 PM

    We don’t know the rules of the work release program, but it’s hard to imagine any scenario that Burress returns to the football field in 2010.
    ++++++++++++
    You have little imagination I take it. Goodell judges that Burress’ suspension/punishment was served during the prison sentence, declares that he is eligible to sign with any team, Plaxico gets permission from the judge to do work release in the NFL and then spends the next 6 weeks working himself into shape. After week 1 he gets several tryouts with various teams and then finally a team picks him up thinking by the end of the season he will be a bonafide threat by then… it isn’t hard to imagine… you know, unless you weren’t paying attention to the Michael Vick fiasco.

  22. Spungy says: Aug 4, 2010 2:11 PM

    # Mumakata says: August 4, 2010 1:54 PM
    He should probably call the Ravens. The Birds are always up for another felon for the team. Just watch out for Ray Ray’s knife.
    Nah, the Ravens only want people that hurt others. He only hurt himself.
    Only Mike Brown can save him.

  23. Marc F says: Aug 4, 2010 2:13 PM

    What, no tie ins to Brett Farve? Or references to Mike Vick?
    the article should have had at least 1 of those, otherwise, it’s not worthy..

  24. jebdamone says: Aug 4, 2010 2:13 PM

    i don’t see how the NFL can reinstate Vick but take the hard line with Plax. its not like he was doing gangster shit, getting in fights and all that, he was fooling around, shot himself in the leg and happened to be in a place where that was illegal. chalk it up to stupidity, not foul intent. i look forward to seeing Plax back in the NFL, would gladly take him on my team and hope that he fairs well.

  25. Ben Roetlisbunger says: Aug 4, 2010 2:13 PM

    Plax did something really stupid, but it wasn’t malicious or intentional. I really wouldn’t have a problem with a team picking him up. He is just an idiot, not a bad person.

  26. Dustin Chandler says: Aug 4, 2010 2:14 PM

    What happened to Plax was horrible luck. I don’t look at him as a bad person what so ever. I hope he comes back.

  27. Brian Sipe says: Aug 4, 2010 2:15 PM

    Tony Dungy will get him a job, and then he can blow it.

  28. Levito says: Aug 4, 2010 2:18 PM

    # technoboy says: August 4, 2010 2:03 PM
    “We’ll definitely investigate it,”
    Translates to:
    “Heck no, but if someone wants to trade for his rights.”
    —-
    Nobody has rights to his contract. The Giants released him.

  29. WhodeyTN says: Aug 4, 2010 2:20 PM

    Don’t you fools ever get tired of the same old Bengals joke? You know two Ravens have killed people, right?
    Get a new joke. And don’t be pissed when the Bengals steam roll your favorite team this season!

  30. bengalsarebackchamps! says: Aug 4, 2010 2:20 PM

    Sign Him. No problem. He’ll be the first player ever to get out of prison and win a SUPERBOWL! Bengals are going all the way get ya superbowl tickets ready cincy fans!

  31. mike_311 says: Aug 4, 2010 2:20 PM

    dont the Giants still own his rights?

  32. .Vox Veritas. says: Aug 4, 2010 2:22 PM

    “Giants need to resign this guy.”
    He’ll fit right in with the rest of those douchebags.

  33. .Vox Veritas. says: Aug 4, 2010 2:23 PM

    “Plax did something really stupid, but it wasn’t malicious or intentional.”
    So you’re saying that he didn’t intentionally carry a firearm into a club?

  34. Iā™„Patriots says: Aug 4, 2010 2:24 PM

    # Jack Burton says: August 4, 2010 1:56 PM
    So glad the Steelers ditched this scum.
    =====================================
    The current Steelers scum make Plax look like a saint.
    Glass houses…………..

  35. .Vox Veritas. says: Aug 4, 2010 2:24 PM

    “What happened to Plax was horrible luck.”
    Just bad luck that he carried a firearm that he had no business even handling into bar?

  36. droppingloads says: Aug 4, 2010 2:32 PM

    It is funny how all the steeler,raven,bengal fans act like the AFC north matters in football, it is probably the most boring division in football, you guys should cheer for better teams.

  37. JunkYardDawg1156 says: Aug 4, 2010 2:32 PM

    GL Plaxico – No doubt there’s going to be interest, looking at places like Washington, Seattle, Oakland & St Louis – If in fact he is allowed to play in 2010 (which based upon the treatment of others after being released from prison, he should) they’ll be quite a few teams popping up with shots for him.

  38. Arizona Buckeye says: Aug 4, 2010 2:43 PM

    Damn – if he was blond, had fake tits, and was arrested in LA – he would have been out in a week or two.

  39. numberfour says: Aug 4, 2010 2:44 PM

    i am sure plax is an idiot and scummy all on his own.
    he isnt vick, however.

  40. brownsfn19 says: Aug 4, 2010 2:44 PM

    thug life…

  41. beer_beer_beer_beer says: Aug 4, 2010 2:47 PM

    What exactly does this have to do with Brett Favre?

  42. Halasfan says: Aug 4, 2010 2:48 PM

    If only someone had told him about this new invention. It is called a holster… You keep your gun in it so you don’t hurt yourself or others…
    He should sign with Texas were carrying a gun is allowed. Heck in some cities it is required.

  43. Mustard says: Aug 4, 2010 2:48 PM

    jebdamone says:
    “he was fooling around, shot himself in the leg”
    Here’s some advice for all you idiots out there.
    Fool around with your friends, fool around with toys, fool around with fools. Don’t fool around WITH GUNS.
    He’s lucky he didn’t kill someone.

  44. anthony says: Aug 4, 2010 2:49 PM

    Plaxico would Kill in Oakland.. Actuall it would be scary for teams to see him in S&B..
    We would kill the West nxt year..

  45. Thingamajig says: Aug 4, 2010 2:50 PM

    Looks like a future Ed Block Courage Award winner in the making.

  46. kilo31actual says: Aug 4, 2010 2:55 PM

    Roger Goodell said last August that Plaxico wouldn’t have to face any kind of punishment once he served his prison time.

  47. bspurloc says: Aug 4, 2010 2:58 PM

    giants need him… they have no receivers

  48. Maddog says: Aug 4, 2010 3:02 PM

    bengalsarebackchamps! says:
    August 4, 2010 2:20 PM
    Sign Him. No problem. He’ll be the first player ever to get out of prison and win a SUPERBOWL! Bengals are going all the way get ya superbowl tickets ready cincy fans!
    ——————————————
    Without a doubt they will. After the way they steamrolled through the end of the regular season, losing three of their last four, and four out of five if you count their first round play-off loss at home. This is a team on a roll. Watch out Colts and Chargers.

  49. tacious says: Aug 4, 2010 3:04 PM

    @ I “Heart” Patriots
    You say “The current Steelers scum make Plax look like a saint.’
    ‘Glass houses…………..”
    _______________________________
    If i’m not mistaken, your beloved Patriots organization was proven to have cheated at the direction of your HC… and most probably won 3 SB’s b/c of it… and you talk about scum?
    Glass Houses…..!

  50. LAEaglefan says: Aug 4, 2010 3:09 PM

    Would the Giants (or any NFL team) really want an old and out of shape Burress on their team? Not to mention the baggage that goes with him.

  51. Larry Hoover says: Aug 4, 2010 3:20 PM

    No matter what team he goes to, he’ll just end up shooting himself in the foot again…

  52. ilivincin97 says: Aug 4, 2010 3:26 PM

    Hell yes the Bengals will take him if given the chance. Chad, TO, Bryant, Gresham, add Plex, effen super bowl bound. Who Dey

  53. n0hopeleft says: Aug 4, 2010 3:34 PM

    bspurloc says:
    August 4, 2010 2:58 PM
    giants need him… they have no receivers
    No, that would be the Eagles and Redskins.
    And that’s what you said before last year.
    Wha Wha What happened?!?
    Foolish Turdboy.

  54. n0hopeleft says: Aug 4, 2010 3:34 PM

    Plaxico Burress is still the best WR in the NFC East.

  55. anjelmanning says: Aug 4, 2010 4:39 PM

    Man I wish Plaxico could come back to the Giants but I don’t see it happening…

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