Tag:Plaxico Burress Work Release
Posted on: October 1, 2010 10:28 pm

Giants owner Tisch visiting Plax in prison

Posted by Will Brinson

Steve Tisch, Giants co-owner, is heading to jail. But not for the normal reasons; he's visiting Plaxico Burress.

According to the New York Post , Tisch, who hasn't spoken to Plax since the wideout was sentenced

"I think I had a very good relationship with Plaxico," Tisch said. "We spent time together outside the locker room away from the stadium. I think that he felt that I trusted him and he trusted me. I don't want to describe it as a father-son relationship. If there were things that were concerning him or he wanted some direction or feedback, I was one of the people he felt he could go to. It was outside the relationship of player and co-owner."

Burress and Tisch apparently had a pretty strong connection, but because of the circumstances surrounding Plax's recent, ahem, habitat, they haven't been able to connect since the wide receiver headed to prison.

Perhaps the most important thing, though, is that Burress has the support of his former employers -- eventually, he'll be released from prison, and it stands to reason that he'll get another opportunity on the football field (see: Michael Vick).

It also stands to reason that the Giants, who have been pretty loyal and supportive of Burress all things considered, will get first crack at his services.

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Posted on: September 19, 2010 11:15 am

Burress: 'Can't go any lower than being here'

Posted by Will Brinson

Plaxico Burress hasn't made news in a while -- his work release was denied by the state of New York and for now, he sits and waits in prison.

Recently, the New York Daily News decided to sit with him , and find out how life is going for Burress right now. Predictably, it's not going well.

"You can't go any lower than being here, other than being in the ground," Burress says. "It's about as tough as it gets, on a personal level. You learn a lot about yourself. You try to think about the bigger picture, about life outside these walls. You just try to find a way to get through."

Honestly, I shiver a little when I think of what's happening with Burress now; not because I stick guns into my sweatpants and walk into nightclubs, but because a dumb decision that was based around self-protection somehow backfired into a two-year prison sentence. 

"You can't change history, no matter what you try to do," Burress says. "I didn't do anything to anybody. I did it to myself. I committed a crime. I broke the law. That's why I'm here. I can't do anything about it, so you have to try to change your outlook, think about positive things. If I'm so intent on going back to that moment, then I'm not making any progress. I'm not moving forward."

That's the precise sort of behavioral change that both Roger Goodell and the state of New York look for when they discuss (respectively) reinstatement and parole.

And while it might seem he's a long way from playing in the NFL, at least this week there's the well-timed ascension of Michael Vick to starter of the Eagles to at least provide a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Posted on: August 5, 2010 11:29 am
Edited on: August 5, 2010 2:38 pm

Plaxico Burress release in 2-3 weeks 'premature'

Posted by Will Brinson

Rumblings emerged yesterday that Plaxico Burress was scheduled to be released from prison within a few weeks , and that the Giants make 'take a look' at him.

The Giants might certainly be looking, but there's no reason to get too worked up about their interest: Plax's attorney, Peter Frankel, told the New York Daily News that the reports he'd be released within two-to-three weeks were "premature."

"That was somebody going to visit him, and saying he was hopeful he might be moved in two to three weeks, and suddenly that turned into 'He'll be out in two to three weeks,'" Frankel told the Daily News Wednesday. "We're respecting the process.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk countered the original report from yesterday, calling the claim of Plax's release "bogus" and it appears he was right -- if Burress' attorney is clamoring to let people know his client won't be out in that time span, it's safe to say we won't see him floating out of the free agent pool for a little bit longer.

Burress applied for a work release on July 2nd , his second time doing so since entering prison on a two year sentence.

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