NY refuses to free Plaxico Burress on work release

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Associated Press

Posted on January 7, 2010 at 11:32 AM

Updated Thursday, Jan 7 at 12:07 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Plaxico Burress (PLEK'-sih-koh BUR'-ihs) is not getting out of prison just yet.

The ex-Giants star had applied for work release, but has been denied by the New York Department of Correctional Services.

Burress made the application just a few months into his two-year sentence. Prosecutors said it would be too soon to give the former Super Bowl star a break.

Burress went to prison in September for carrying a gun that accidentally went off in a nightclub. He pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

He has a month to appeal the decision. He also can reapply for work release in July.

Burress' lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Thursday.

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