Plaxico Burress Partners With The Urban League For Anti Gun Violence Campaign

Newly released (and you understand when I say released, I mean from jail) receiver Plaxico Burress teams up with Urban League and The Brady Center for a campaign to prevent gun violence. Burress had this to say about his decision to partner with them on the issue:

I no longer own a firearm in my home, and I don’t carry one. With that, not owning one and not carrying one, I know I put myself in a better position in life and with safety and with the people in the community.”

Look at my situation. Ever since I was 7 years old, I thought of playing football, back in 1984, and my goal was to be an NFL player and accomplish great things — win a Super Bowl and things like that. And I made a bad decision, and it can all be taken away from you so quick, literally in the blink of an eye. You have to be cognizant of every decision that you make and every decision you make poses a consequence. And with that being said, you have to make the right choice.

Burress also mentioned that he will be mentored by Tony Dungy and Magic Johnson. I think that is a great place to start as Dungy was very instrumental in Mike Vick’s transition and Magic has been a trailblazer for successful business careers post athletics. I’m sure he’s not quite ready to give up on the NFL yet but having a backup plan is essential.