Plaxico to Be Released from Prison 3 Months Early

Former New York Giants star catches a break: time off for good behavior

Friday, Mar 4, 2011  |  Updated 7:15 PM EDT
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Plaxico to Be Released from Prison 3 Months Early

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LEBANON - JANUARY 14: New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress, right, walks with members of legal team as he arrives at the Lebanon County Courthouse January 14, 2009 in Lebanon, Pa. Burress is scheduled to appear in a civil trial in a dispute with an automobile dealer over what he owes in damages to a vehicle supplied to him by the dealership. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Plaxico Burress

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Former Giants star receiver Plaxico Burress will get out of prison in June, ending his sentence in a gun case a few months early.

State prison system spokeswoman Linda Foglia said officials decided Friday that Burress was eligible for time off for good behavior, so he can be freed after serving 21 months of his two-year sentence. His release date is set for June 6.

Burress pleaded guilty in 2009 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He went to a nightclub with a gun that went off and shot him in the leg in November 2008, and he didn't report the shooting to authorities.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has ruled that Burress would be reinstated and eligible to sign with a team upon completing his sentence.

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