Agent: Ex-Giant Plaxico Burress In ‘Terrific Shape’
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NEW YORK (WFAN) – Agent Drew Rosenhaus visited Plaxico Burress in jail on Saturday, and was encouraged by his visit with the incarcerated ex-Giants wide receiver.
“He is doing great! He is running & lifting weights 5 days a week. He looks in terrific shape,” Rosenhaus tweeted after the sit-down with his client.
“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,” the agent added. “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!”
Last month, Rosenhaus announced on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” that Burress “will be playing” in 2011.
“It will be a very happy ending to a very tough, tough story for him,” Rosenhaus said.
Rosenhaus isn’t backing off his prediction.
“He has set some great goals for his life on and off the field,” he tweeted. “Get ready to see him do some amazing things this year in all areas!”
The big question is, where will Plaxico land?
Hines Ward said before the Super Bowl that Burress would be welcomed back to the Pittsburgh Steelers “with open arms.”
“How great would that be?” Ward told the Star-Ledger last month. “For Plax to come back with the Steelers and help us win another Super Bowl, that would be a great story.”
According to NFL analyst Phil Simms, a New York-Plaxico reunion is unlikely.
“I don’t think he’ll come back to the Giants. One, they are loaded at the receiver position,” Simms said in January. “I think it might be best for him to move on and connect with the coach or the receiver coach that he can have a special relationship with and further his career along.”
Burress went to the Latin Quarter nightclub in Manhattan on Nov. 28, 2008, with an illegal .40-caliber handgun tucked into the waistband of his track pants.
The weapon slipped down Burress’ leg and fired, injuring his right thigh.
Burress accepted a plea deal, and on September 22, 2009, was sentenced to two years in prison. The Giants released Plaxico one month earlier.
Although Burress has been denied twice for work release by the New York Department of Correctional Services because of the nature of his crime, the embattled wide receiver is expected to be released after serving 20 months.
Do you want to see the Giants — or the Jets — take a chance on Plax? Sound off in the comments below!
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