A free agent and a free man again after serving two years in prison for a gun charge where he accident shot himself in the leg, wide receiver Plaxico Burress told middle school students in Fort Lauderdale that he would like to play for the Dolphins.
He has lived in South Florida for years, and many players say they would like to play in Miami. Whether the Dolphins’ interest is mutual remains to be seen.
“Of course,” Burress told the children, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “There are a lot of things that go into me making that decision and wanting to be here. But of course. Of course I would love to be a Miami Dolphin.”
Burress also talked about learning from his mistakes.
“I pretty much come from the same upbringing as most of these kids do, so I understand,” Burress said. “I know what goes on … I think we need to get back into the community and stress the damages that guns do and how they take lives away, rip families apart.”