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First pictures of Plaxico Burress as a free man after leaving prison

Associated Press reports: Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress was released from prison on Monday after spending nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge and headed to Florida to be with his family as he contemplates his chances of playing again in the NFL.

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Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress is released from the Oneida County Correction Facility in Rome, N.Y., on Monday, June 6.

As he left Oneida Correctional Facility in central New York Monday morning, he hugged agent Drew Rosenhaus and shook hands. He was wearing a black sweatshirt, shorts, sneakers and a Philadelphia Phillies hat.

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Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress, facing camera, is greeted by his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, after being released from the Oneida County Correction Facility, Monday.

"I just want to thank God for bringing me through one of the most trying times in my life," he said to reporters outside the prison. "It's a beautiful day. It's a beautiful day to be reunited with my family. I want to go home and spend some quality time with them."

Heather Ainsworth / AP

Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress speaks to the media moments after being released from the Oneida County Correction Facility, on Monday. Burress was released from prison on after spending nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge.

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