New York Giant Plaxico Burress is in jail serving a two-year sentence for illegal gun possession. In November 2008, Burress accidentally shot himself at a night club when the gun fell out of his pants. Burress applied for a work release program, so he could play football but was denied. This is the second time Burress has been denied for a work release program, having earlier applied in January 2010.
The NY Department of Correctional Services said, “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.”