Former NFL star Plaxico Burress won’t return to the fotball field this fall.
TMZ reports the famous wide receiver’s latest attempt to participate in a work release program was denied by authorities in Albany.
Burress, who was charged with illegal gun possession after he accidentally shot himself in a New York nightclub, requested a “temporary release” from jail to play football again.
The work release program “allows certain inmates to leave a work release correctional facility for a period of several days at a time for community preparation.”
Officials denied Burress’ request stating, “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.”
According to the court documents, Burress cannot re-apply for work release until June 2011.
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