Report: Plaxico being kept in protective custody

BY foxsports • October 5, 2009

Since arriving at Oneida Correctional Facility, Plaxico Burress hasn't had to worry about other prisoners bothering him.

That's because guards have the former Giants star WR in protective custody, according to a report in the New York Post.

Burress, serving 20 months for a charge stemming from shooting himself with his own gun in a New York nightclub, is being housed with the likes of "Sopranos" actor Lillo Brancato, serving 10 years for burglary though acquitted of murder after a cop was fatally shot.

The Post says the only time he interacts with general population prisoners is when he meets visitors, as he did for a brief interview with the Post this weekend.

He met the reporter in a forest-green prison shirt that read "Burress, Plaxico 09R3260."

But it was a short interview. The paper says after he was asked about prison, Burress shouted, "What?" and walked away.

He was happier to see his wife and son, who visited Saturday and Sunday, although her attempt to bring Burress a microwave oven was denied by guards.

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