Burress thankful to be with family on Thanksgiving

Plaxico Burress isn't a sympathic figure, but that doesn't mean the New York Jets wide receiver isn't grateful for what he has this Thanksgiving.

For the first time since 2008, Burress will get the chance to spend Thanksgiving at home with his wife and two children after spending the past two Thanksgiving Days in prison, as part of a 20 month prison sentence on a weapons charge. Burress recalled talking to his wife Tiffany by phone from prison last year on Thanksgiving.

“You just hear everybody in the background having fun and all those kinda things,” Burress told the New York Post. “My wife said it was kinda bittersweet for me not to be around. And just hearing her tone of her voice talking to me during that time, you just try to fight it. And there’s nothing that you can really do about it. You just say to yourself that when my time comes around again, it’s gonna be extra special.

“I don’t remember crying on that day, but I cried so much that I lost count in the first couple of weeks."

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