Posted by Andy Benoit
On Saturday super agent Drew Rosenhaus tweeted out an update on the status of what will be his most controversial client in 2011, Plaxico Burress. Here’s the full tweet (or tweets):
“Just visited with client Plaxico Burress. He is doing great! He is running & lifting weights 5 days a week. He looks in terrific shape. He is in great spirits and is excited to be reunited with his family on June 6th. We talked at length about his future in the NFL & he can't wait to get back on the football field in 2011! He is mentally & physically strong right now and is looking forward to the future! He has set some great goals for his life on and off the field. Get ready to see him do some amazing things this year in all areas!”
Burress is set to be fully released from prison on June 6. He’ll be a free agent this summer. His backstory is familiar but forever interesting: after being the hero of the Giants' win in Super Bowl XLII, he was arrested on weapons charges after shooting himself in the leg at a New York nightclub. This, of course, makes Burress controversial, though even before the legal issues, there were major concerns about his attitude and intensity.
Character issues shouldn't be a problem for Burress this time around (you have to figure prison has humbled the man), but is a wideout in his mid-30s who has baggage and two years of rust really worth bothering with?
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