Life after prison for Plaxico Burress

The templates are in place, thanks to the experiences of Michael Vick and others

Originally Published: June 4, 2011
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

Plaxico Burress re-entered society when he was released from prison Monday after serving 21 months for illegal gun possession, but the template for rehabilitation and redemption of athletes of his profile has already been established -- by Michael Vick and, to a lesser extent, Ben Roethlisberger.

On the football field, Vick is a superstar anew, a one-man show who, in the course of a calendar year, made both Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb -- the quarterbacks who before Vick's arrival ...

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