Report: Plaxico Burress applies for work release — again

Plaxico Burress is trying to debunk the idea that the third time is the charm.

He’d like to be set free from jail and allowed into a work release program. Burress, the former NFL star, submitted his application on Friday, according to the New York Daily News. It’s the earliest date he could apply. Burress, who is nine months in to a two-year sentence on gun charges stemming from his Manhattan night club foul up when he put a hole in his leg, earlier applied for work release in November.

It will be several weeks before a decision is made public. Burress’ attorney Peter Frankel claims that six anti-gun organizations have written letters on Burress’ behalf with the idea that he’ll be a popular face to put on the message they are trying to spread.

What’s interesting is there has been considerable turnover in the district attorney’s office since Burress was prosecuted and sent to jail. Per the report, a source said Cyrus Vance, the new DA, is expected to oppose Burress’ request.

If Burress is released less than halfway through his sentence it surely will not send a very positive message to the public and those who vote for public officials like Vance.

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