Biggs: Burress tries to wiggle out of jail early
Plaxico Burress is angling for a get-out-of-jail early card and the Manhattan district attorney’s office will oppose a move by the former wide receiver to enter a work release program, the New York Daily News reported.
Burress applied for the program through the New York state corrections department on Nov. 25. He is serving a two-year sentence at Oneida Correctional Facility on gun possession charges stemming from the night he shot himself in the leg at the Latin Quarter night club.
Burress is less than two months into his sentence, but the report states that he is eligible to apply for the program when he is within two years of being eligible for parole, a date that would fall in June 2011.
The report states that prison officials will rule on Burress’ application next month. If granted, he would be released immediately. Under terms of the program, he would be able to live at home and work at a pre-approved job—probably not the NFL—and he could have to return to prison as often as three days and nights a week. It sounds like Burress and his lawyers have hatched a Hail Mary plan.
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