Former Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress has lost a bid for work release from his two-year prison sentence in a New York gun case.

The state Department of Correctional Services said Tuesday that it had turned down the former New York Giants wide receiver's request. It's his second since he started serving his sentence last September. He can appeal the decision but otherwise can't reapply for a work furlough until next June.

His lawyer didn't immediately return a telephone call.

The agency said Burress' request was denied because of his crime. Burress pleaded guilty last year to attempted criminal possession of a weapon for having a loaded handgun in a nightclub that went off and shot him in the leg.