Plaxico Burress released from prison, saves Florida house from foreclosure

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In 2009, New York Giants NFL wide receiver, Plaxico Burress, shot himself in the thigh with a loaded and unregistered gun at a Manhattan nightclub.

To add insult to injury, he was sentenced to 21 months in a medium security prison because of the incident and subsequent “cover up” scandal.

While incarcerated, the NFL star had a $3.3 million foreclosure lawsuit filed against him and his wife.  According to Broward County court records, he was served Jan. 26, 2010.  The home, in Light House Point, Fla., includes 6,872-square-feet with five bedrooms and six bathrooms.  The original purchase price was about $4 million in 2005.

Since the announcement of the foreclosure, the Burress family has saved their South Florida residence.

While in the 12×12 prison cell, Burress had a few minor infractions.  Reports say that he had misled the corrections officer to make a phone call, exchanged sneakers with another inmate and possessed an extra pillow.  The report also states that his room was filthy with unopened bags of food and dirty clothes on the floor.

Before heading to the airport yesterday, Burress stopped at a luxury hotel where his family was staying.  He was greeted by his wife, kissed his daughter and wrapped his arms around his son.   When they arrived to the South Florida home, a banner that read, “Welcome Home” was in the driveway.

Burress yelled for the family and dog and said, “I’m doing good.”


One Response to “Plaxico Burress released from prison, saves Florida house from foreclosure”

  1. Sanford on June 19th, 2011 2:37 am

    welcome back Mr. Buress, hope all goes well for you and that you are able to catch onto a team soon after the lock-out ends.

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