Sunday, 5 June 2011
Shortly after sunrise Monday, former Giants wideout Plaxico Burress, designated as inmate No. 09R3260 by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, is expected to awake inside the walls of the Oneida Correctional Facility.
He will be offered a light breakfast — options include cinnamon oatmeal and toast, as well as coffee, apple juice and milk — before departing his 12 x 12 cell. He will shed his state-issue garb for street clothes, be given $40 plus any money he entered the system with and amble out past a razor-wire walkway.
His emergence is slated to occur outside the gates on School Road in Rome, N.Y., a struggling upstate city, anywhere between 7 and 11 a.m. and he is expected to board a private plane at Griffiss International Airport around 10 a.m. in Rome. His destination will be Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he maintains a nearby residence with his wife, Tiffany, a lawyer, and two young children, Elijah and Giovanna.
“Maybe he’ll freshen up when he lands, I don’t know,” says Carole Weaver, a spokeswoman with the department of corrections and community supervision.
His parole officer, whom he is to meet with immediately, will be waiting.