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Pierce Finished — Testifying, that is!


Antonio Pierce wrapped up his testimony in front of the grand jury with a two-hour grilling by the prosecution in the Plaxico Burress shooting case. Pierce, of course, is the guy who removed the gun from the scene as he transported Burress to the hospital for treatment of his self-inflicted thigh wound.

Pierce made no comment afterward. And since grand jury testimony is not a matter of public record, we may never know what was said in there. But it’s very likely that Pierce tried to plead his innocence to any crime.

Pierce’s lawyer, Michael Bachner, said he didn’t think Pierce ultimately would face criminal charges.

“We’re confident that the facts support the proposition that Mr. Pierce acted as any civilian in a similar circumstance would have acted,” Bachner said. “It was really clear once all the testimony came out that no one could have acted any differently.”

Don’t really know about that. But hey, that’s what Bachner’s supposed to say. He’s Pierce’s lawyer.

Next step is to see if the grand jury indicts him next week. After that, it’ll be up to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to determine whether Pierce’s case is worthy of a suspension under the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.

See? Camp hasn’t even started yet and things are getting interesting.


This entry was posted on Friday, July 31st, 2009 at 6:37 pm by Ernie Palladino. |
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Ernie PalladinoErnie Palladino became Giants beat reporter in 1989 after previously covering a wide range of sports that included Yankees, Mets, boxing, Army football, St. John’s and Iona basketball, and Islanders hockey. READ MORE
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