Ex-NY Giants star Burress to leave prison in June
NEW YORK (AP) – Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress (PLEK’-sih-koh BUR’-ihs) will get out of prison in June, ending his sentence in a gun case a few months early.
State prison system spokeswoman Linda Foglia said officials decided Friday that Burress was eligible for time off for good behavior, so he can be freed after serving 21 months of his two-year sentence. His release date is set for June 6.
Burress pleaded guilty in 2009 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He went to a nightclub with a gun that went off and shot him in the leg in November 2008, and he didn’t report the shooting to authorities.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has ruled that Burress would be reinstated and eligible to sign with a team upon completing his sentence.