Plaxico “Cheddar Bob” Burress might get out of prison SOON with Work Release!
August 5, 2010
The only one he really hurt is himself…
An attorney for Plaxico Burress poured cold water on the story that Burress might be just weeks away from stepping out of a New York prison.
Lawyer Peter Frankel told the New York Daily News that while Burress has a work release application pending, it’s no sure thing that prison officials will grant it and still a long shot that they would allow him to return to the NFL this season.
“To say he’ll be out in two to three weeks is certainly premature,” Frankel told the paper.
The New York Post reported on Wednesday that Burress was weeks away from a potential release. Frankel explained to the News that it was a flawed analysis.
“That was somebody going to visit him, and saying he was hopeful he might be moved in two to three weeks,” Frankel said, “and suddenly that turned into ‘He’ll be out in two to three weeks.’ ”
And if prison officials grant work release to Burress, they may prevent him from returning to the NFL until after his sentence expires next year.
A prison spokesman told the News that work-release inmates normally perform their service in the community.
— Sean Leahy
With the football season close by and players starting to report to training camp, the urge to do something that he has done most his life is starting to creep in again. The feeling of going to raining camp, even though no one really likes it, is ingrained into every players DNA. Just look at the drama with the Brett Favre situation. Hopefully he gets out and returns to the field.