Pierce Finishes Testimony

Antonio Pierce finished his testimony in front of a grand jury today. Pierce did not speak, but his lawyer, Michael Bachner, did:

“Mr. Pierce’s testimony was clear, coherent and consistent,” his lawyer, Michael Bachner, told reporters as the Giants’ middle linebacker, wearing a black suit, white shirt and no tie, stood behind him. “The grand jurors paid very careful attention. They had a lot of questions for him, which I think demonstrates the responsibility they know they have in this case.

“And we are extremely confident that they are going to come down with the conclusion that we’ve been saying for many many months — that Mr. Pierce acted responsibly, intelligently and as any responsible citizen would have acted under similar circumstances. And we’re confident that there will be a no bill and we hope the grand jury will reach the same conclusion.”

“We’re confident of that because we’re confident the facts support the proposition that Mr. Pierce acted as any civilian in a similar circumstance would have acted,” Bachner replied. “It’s easy to go backward and try to retrace steps, but Mr. Pierce acted under a stressful situation to save what he thought was the life of a teammate. And it’s really clear once all the testimony came out that no one could have acted any differently.”

“Mr. Pierce did not ask for sympathy,” Bachner said. “Mr. Pierce asked that the grand jury weigh the facts because the facts are sufficient to demonstrate that Mr. Pierce committed no impropriety.”

Thanks to Mike Garafolo of the Star Ledger for the quotes.


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