Plaxico Burress is set to begin serving time for criminal possession of a weapon today. The former-wide receiver, who you may recall shot himself in the leg at a nightclub last year, will be sentenced Tuesday.
Of course, we already know what the sentence will be: He plead guilty on August 20th and agreed to a two-year term, a year and a half less than the mandatory minimum had he gone through the trial process and been found guilty.
So, the next logical question is: When can we expect him back on our fantasy teams?! CBS SportsLine has more:
Gil Brandt, an analyst on NFL Sirius Radio and the former head of player personnel for the Dallas Cowboys, said Burress won't be too old for a comeback when he's released from prison.
"First of all, Plaxico is a guy who keeps himself in pretty good shape," Brandt said. "Lots of times guys get heavy in the offseason. He is not a guy who has done that."
But Brandt intimated it could be difficult for Burress to reacquire his football skills after so much time on the sidelines.
"It's like a person who has gone to college or high school and drops out of school for two years," he said. "It is hard to reacquire your study habits. I think it is hard to reacquire the work habits you need to be successful when you have been away from the game for two years or so."