Burress: Prison Took ‘An Emotional Toll’

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Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress arrives at his Florida home after being released from the Oneida County Correction Facility on Monday, June 6, 2011 in Lighthouse Point, Fla. Burress was released from prison after spending nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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NEW YORK (AP) Plaxico Burress wants another chance to play in the NFL.

The former New York Giants wide receiver told The Wall Street Journal in a story posted Friday that spending nearly two years in prison on a gun charge took “an emotional toll.”

Burress was released Monday from Oneida Correctional Facility in New York.

In his first extensive interview, Burress told the newspaper “there’s nothing pleasant about prison,” from the food to the meager weight room to the wasted time.

Burress said he wants a clean slate now and plans to “get right back into it” with workouts beginning next week.

His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has said he expects several NFL teams to have interest in Burress once the lockout ends and teams resume doing business with players.

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