TRENTON (AP) — Former NFL star Plaxico Burress' attorney says he believes his client can work out a deal with prosecutors in his tax evasion case.

Plaxico Burress (Rob Kim/Getty Images)

The Trentonian reports Thomas DiLullo said in court Monday he expects a deal, but wouldn't say whether it can keep the 38-year-old out of jail.

The former Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants and New York Jets wide receiver has pleaded not guilty to willful failure to pay state tax and issuing a bad check or electronic funds transfer.

Burress is the first person in the state to be charged under a law that makes issuing a bad electronic funds transfer a criminal offense.

The Totowa resident was offered a deal requiring him to serve a year in jail and pay $54,000 in restitution.

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