Plaxico gets the Real Sports treatment


You won’t see Jets receiver Plaxico Burress Monday night on ESPN.  But you will see him on HBO the following evening.

Burress will be featured on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.  He and his wife, Tiffany, were interviewed for the show, along with Plaxico’s lawyer, Benjamin Brafman.

Expect plenty of talk regarding the incident that resulted in Burress shooting himself in the leg and subsequently being incarcerated for nearly two years.  That could be unfortunate.  It seems that he has been more focused on moving forward, not looking backward, since he returned to the NFL.

Either way, it’s safe to say that the folks at Real Sports will get something interesting out of Burress that he hasn’t already said.

Even if he doesn’t, the segment also will feature Rex Ryan’s return to HBO.  Which means that Ryan’s performance likely will deliver another 17 Emmys for the network.