October 21, 2014
Plaxico Burress says he plans to return to the NFL after serving a two-year prison sentence on a weapons charge.
In an ESPN interview broadcast Tuesday night, the former Giants receiver says he isn't sure about what to expect in prison and is anxious about being separated from his family, revealing his wife is expecting a baby girl on Thanksgiving.
The 32-year-old Burress pleaded guilty last week to attempted criminal possession of a weapon stemming from an accidental shooting last November and accepted a two-year prison term. He is to be sentenced Sept. 22.
He says he didn't know whether he would live or die in the moments after accidentally shooting himself at a Manhattan nightclub.
"I almost killed my own self. And I got to go to prison for almost killing my own self."
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.