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Pierce Not Indicted:

From ESPN.COM

 Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce was not indicted Monday by the Manhattan grand jury investigating a gun charge against former teammate Plaxico Burress, Pierce’s lawyer Michael F. Bachner told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio.

The grand jury voted Monday to clear Pierce of felony gun possession charges.

Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh on the night of Nov. 29, 2008, at the nightclub the Latin Quarter. Pierce took Burress to the Hospital for Special Surgery on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and then allegedly drove back to New Jersey through the Holland Tunnel with Burress’ Glock 9 mm .40-caliber handgun in his Cadillac Escalade glove compartment, according to investigators.

No one called New York police, as required by law, police said. The Giants called NFL security, who responded to the case immediately, as the Giants were preparing to leave for Washington to play the Redskins that weekend. Milt Ahlerich, the NFL’s director of security, testified before the grand jury Thursday.

Bachner, a former assistant district attorney in Manhattan, instructed Pierce to tell the grand jury that Pierce was attempting to save Burress’ life and that he did what any “other citizen would have done.”


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