After serving nearly two years behind bars, Plaxico Burress was released from prison today and greeted with warm hugs from his supporters and family members.
As many of you know, the former New York Giants receiver was sentenced to time in jail for a gun charge stemming back to an incident in a nightclub that involved him accidentally shooting himself in the thigh.
After a much publicized and debated trial, Burress was found guilty of two counts of criminal possession of a weapon, and a single count of reckless endangerment. As part of a plea deal, Burress was given a two year sentence, but was released three months early for good behavior.
The video below shows Burress exiting the protective custody unit of the Oneida Correctional Facility in Rome, New York, where he was placed because he was considered a “high-profile inmate”. With him is his lawyer, Peter Frankel, and the man running up to give him a hug is Drew Rosenhaus, aka “the most recognized agent in the business.”
After their lovely embrace, Burress and Rosenhaus parted ways as Frankel drove the newly freed man to a nearby hotel to see his family.
According to the reports, Burress “looked incredibly happy and humbled” and hopped into the back seat of his SUV with his children as they drove off.
Although Plaxico’s NFL status is unclear right now, it does appear that he is in great shape and willing to get back into the swing of things. And being the great agent that he is, Rosenhaus announced that Burress would “immediately begin training with other football players to begin his NFL comeback.”
And just like that, Plaxico is back.