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.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. # 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.

  8. 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..

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. # 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

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

  16. “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?

  17. # 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…………..

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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..

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

  26. 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.

  27. @ 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…..!

  28. 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.

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

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

  31. 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.

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