PLAXICO BURRESS TEAMS UP WITH NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE TO INFORM KIDS ABOUT DANGER OF GUN OWNERSHIP

Marc Morial, Plaxico Burress and others signing agreement to promote anti-gun violence programsA week after he walked out of Oneida Correctional Facility in upstate New York having served a 21-month sentence for criminal possession of a weapon, former Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress conducted his first press conference Monday. The subject was erasing past sins.

"I've paid a tremendous price for a bad decision. Just be a voice, get out and serve a greater purpose in life and assist the youth along the way," Burress said at the national headquarters for the National Urban League in downtown Manhattan.

Burress, 33, announced his partnership with the 100-year-old civil rights organization, as well as with the Brady Center, an anti-gun violence organization named after former White House press secretary James Brady, who was shot during the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan.

Burress, who was joined by his wife, Tiffany, numerous supporters and former Colts coach Tony Dungy, pledged to begin a new chapter in his life, adding that he no longer had a firearm in his home nor did he carry one.

"I know that I won't be able to save everybody," he said. "But if I could just help a child to think about the decision of carrying a firearm or making the decision not to carry one out of a home, he or she can save lives."
 
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