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Plaxico Looking to Work His Way Out of Jail



    Plaxico Looking to Work His Way Out of Jail
    NY Dept. of Corrections
    Former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress is serving a two-year sentence for carrying an illiegal handgun in a Manhattan nightclub. The NFL star accidentally shot himself in the leg after storing the weapon in the elastic band of his sweatpants.

    Plaxico Burress is looking for a get-out-of-jail card.

    New York Correction Department spokeswoman Linda Foglia says a decision is expected next month on Burress' work furlough application.

    The New York Postsays that could free the former Giants' Super Bowl hero for face-to-face negotiations while looking for a new team. The NFL is lifting his suspension when his sentence is done. A furlough also could let him spend time with his family.

    Burress was at Manhattan nightclub Latin Quarter in November 2008, just nine months after winning the Championship, when a gun slipped out of his waistband and fired, wounding his thigh.

    His two-year sentence started in September; it could be 20 months with time off for good behavior.