Former Giants WR Plaxico Burress Vows Return To NFL After Interview
Ex-Giants star wide receiver Plaxico Burress has vowed “I will play again” in his first interview since being imprisoned for accidentally shooting himself in the leg in a Manhattan nightclub.
Burress also told CBS’ “NFL Today” that he “personally” apologized to the owners of the Giants for the bone-headed November 2008 fumble with the unlicensed handgun, which ended the wide receiver’s stellar Big Blue career and put his future in the NFL in peril.
In the prison interview, which will air before the Super Bowl this Sunday, NFL Today’s Bill Cowher asked, “How about your teammates, your fans, do you feel you let them down?”
Burress replied, “I personally hand-wrote a letter to [Giants owners] John Mara and Steve Tisch.
“I told them how sorry I was about bringing all this bad publicity to such a stand-up organization,” said Burress, 33, who is doing a two-year sentence for attempted gun possession in the upstate Oneida Correctional Facility, a medium-security detention center.
Burress, who two years ago today caught the touchdown from Eli Manning that gave the Giants their stunning 17-14 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, also was asked by Cowher if he is “interested in playing in the NFL again.”