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Jun 6, 2011 6:05 AM by Kate Richards

Burress set to be released today

ROME, N.Y. (AP) - Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress is scheduled to leave prison today after nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge.

Burress pleaded guilty in August 2009 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and was sentenced to two years in prison. He's scheduled to leave an upstate New York prison on Monday morning, three months early for good behavior.

The wide receiver's future was in doubt in November 2008 when he went to a Manhattan nightclub with a gun tucked in the waist of his track pants. The weapon slipped down his leg and fired, hitting him in the thigh.

His lawyer says Burress will travel immediately to his home in Florida, spend time with his family and continue working out while awaiting a resolution of the NFL labor dispute. Burress wants to play again.

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