( 4UMF NEWS ) Plaxico Free From Jail:
Plaxico free and out of jail. Freshly released from prison and looking forward to getting back in the NFL. will it happen? Well Micheal Vick was able. Can Palxico do the same?
Plaxico Burress was released from prison Monday after serving nearly two years on a gun charge.
As he left Oneida Correctional Facility in central New York Monday morning, he hugged agent Drew Rosenhaus and shook hands. He was wearing a black sweatshirt, black shorts, black sneakers and a Philadelphia Phillies hat.
“It’s a beautiful day,” Burress told reporters. “It’s a beautiful day to be reunited with my family … As far as football is concerned, if and when everything is settled and when they get back on the field, I’ll be ready.”
Rosenhaus said earlier Monday that the receiver isn’t ruling out a possible reunion with the New York Giants or signing with any other NFL team.
“I wouldn’t rule out any team, I wouldn’t rule out the Giants, I wouldn’t rule out any club,” Rosenhaus told reporters on a foggy Monday morning. “I really won’t talk about specific teams because I don’t want to hurt his position. As far as the Giants, my personal opinion is he wouldn’t rule them out. I certainly wouldn’t.
“We are going to be open to all 32 teams,” Rosenhaus added. “Ultimately this will be Plax’s decision, not mine. I am here to help him pick the best spot and get the very best contract. And that is what we will do.”
Rosenhaus said his client has learned from his prison stay and is ready to immediately begin training in hopes of resuming his NFL career. Burress served nearly two years for after pleading guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. Burress’ wife, Tiffany, will leave with the receiver to South Florida sometime Monday.
“Before the lockout started and during that very brief window, right around the time of the draft, the feedback was excellent,” said Rosenhaus, who along with all other agents is not allowed to talk to teams until the lockout is lifted. “Plaxico is going to be a top free agent, there are going to be multiple teams interested in signing him. I expect him to get a good contract, I expect him to absolutely be playing. I think he’ll be coveted. He’ll be one of our top free agents.”
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