Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress will be released from prison on June 6th after serving time for gun possession. Burress was charged with a gun crimes violation after accidentally shooting himself in the leg at a Manhattan nightclub.
It will be interesting to see if Burress is given a second chance after serving his time as Michael Vick was. There is no word on any team that might be interested in him, but mega sports agent Drew Rosenhaus has said that he thinks several teams will be interested in signing Burress after his release. According to Rosenhaus, Burress is in great shape lifting weights and working out 5 days a week while in prison. Rosenhaus also said that Burress is looking forward to returning to the NFL.
After seeing so many players in the NFL given 2nd and even 3rd and 4th chances, I am sure that there is some team out there that will take a chance on Burress if he does come out of prison and show that he is in football shape. It remains to be seen what he is able to do with that new chance. Can he take it to new heights like Michael Vick has? Only time will tell.