Oh, NOW y’all want to cut a brother a break?!
Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress still has five months to serve on his two-year sentence on weapons possessions and reckless endangerment after taking a gun into a nightclub and accidentally shooting himself in the leg.
After he gets out on June 6, though, he may have a job waiting for him.
According to the New York Post, Giant owners Steve Tisch and John Mara consider him a friend and feel that he’s paid his debt to society. General Manager Jerry Reese also told the Post that the team would look into possibly resigning him. Even Burress’ former teammates are calling for his return:
“I know that he’s paid his debt to society, and I think he’s overpaid his debt to society,” defensive end Justin Tuck told the Post. “Yeah, I would love to see him back. We’ve all seen how the Mike Vick situation has played out, and we all know that Plaxico is one of the most-talented wide receivers to ever play this game.
“Whether he’s here, or wherever he comes back, he’s gonna come back with a chip on his shoulder trying to prove a point,” Tuck continued. “So, as a defensive player, I would much rather that guy be on our team than not. And plus, he’s a difference maker. I would love to see him back.”
Does Plaxico really have a “Video Game Vick”-type come back in him though?