Plaxico Burress takes new direction

Updated: June 15, 2011, 7:57 AM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- A remorseful Plaxico Burress said he no longer owns a firearm and that he wants to help mentor and speak to youth about the dangers of owning a gun.

In his first in-depth public comments, Burress spoke about how everything changed in his life that one night he carried an unlicensed gun into a Manhattan nightclub and accidentally shot himself in the thigh. He said the incident has motivated him to help others avoid the same mistake. He is teaming with the National Urban ...

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