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Plaxico Burress -- Denied Jail Work Release

8/31/2010 5:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former NFL star Plaxico Burress won't be returning to the football field any time soon -- TMZ has learned the famous wide receiver's latest attempt to participate in a work release program was just shot down by authorities in Albany.

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Burress -- who was locked up for illegal gun possession after accidentally shooting himself at a NY nightclub -- had requested a "temporary release" so he could play football again.

But officials denied his request stating, "The serious and negative impact illegal guns have on the community coupled with dangerous nature of the weapon discharging in a public place renders him unsuitable for work release participation."

According to the NY Dept of Correctional Services, the work release program "allows certain inmates to leave a work release correctional facility for a period of several days at a time for community preparation."


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1.

Jay    

I bet he was wishing his name was Lindsay Lohan right now. He would have been out to play foot ball in no time.

1459 days ago
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jbeans    

Guess you need to lie, violation probation and have/use drugs in order to get a pass! Let the man out! He did his time and only hurt himself. The "what ifs" are crazy. What if Lindsay killed someone while she was high on drugs speeding??? Give me a break!

1459 days ago
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Steve    

This guy's punishment is way too harsh.

1459 days ago
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Murgatroyd    

YOU GUYS BETTER WATCH OUT, BECAUSE AL SHARPTON MIGHT COME AFTER YOU (WITH JESSE JACKSON BRINGING UP THE REAR)FOR NOT DOING RIGHT BY ONE OF THE "BROTHERS."

1459 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

I agree with the first few posts, poor guy lives in the wrong State!

1459 days ago
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mmanutter    

How does Burress get jail time for this when NHL'er Dan Heatley gets zero jail time for speeding and crashing his Ferrari that killed (the passenger and his teammate) Dan Snyder?? Either let Burress go or throw Dan Heatley in jail!

1459 days ago
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IridiumKEP    

So this guy exercised is 2nd amendment God given right to own and possess a fire arm and gets prison time for it. The truth is that the legal gun ownership keeps crime rates low because crooks don't want to mess with armed law abiding citizens. They love disarmed slaves. The mob lobbied the New York government a few decades ago to have certain groups not be allowed to own firearms. Those groups of people were their competition for illegal activity. They essentially shot themselves in the foot and got a total gun ban for all people but criminals don't follow the law. They can get permits but you have to basically be huge a "campaign contributor" to get the permit. Plexico made two mistakes.

Going to a crime/organized crime capitol where the criminals want legless toothless sheep to feed off of.

And buying a Glock that does not have a grip safety which caused him to shot himself.He should have took some firearms training classes.

1459 days ago
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Lykdysplt    

He only got 30 days for the gun posession, the rest of the sentence was for being so damn stupid

1459 days ago
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kaj    

Let'see! Lindsay & Paris got off..hmmmm!

1459 days ago
10.

Mike    

Talking about making an example out of some? Don't get me wrong...not really a Plax fan...but I live in NYC. Guys get caught with guns everyday...some with and without criminal records and get no time or less time than he's getting. I understand he's an a-hole but if we could lock up all the a-holes the jails will definitely be overcrowded.

1459 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

I agree with the first few posts, poor guy lives in the wrong State!

1459 days ago
12.

Murph Murphy    

Enough is enough, let him out! He has done his time and he hurt himself.

1459 days ago
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izbyron    

It appears there are some people in Albany with good sense.

1459 days ago
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sgm    

Thank goodness! This idiot should remain in prison. Now do something with Paris Hilton!

1459 days ago
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Tammy    

Why didn't they just say "Denied for Being Black." It would've been the truth, as opposed to the BS reason they gave.

1459 days ago
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