NY Giants LB Antonio Pierce back before grand jury considering weapon charge against Burress

Giants LB Pierce back before Burress grand jury

NEW YORK — New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce is testifying again before the grand jury investigating a gun charge against former teammate Plaxico Burress.

Pierce first appeared Thursday. He’s expected to finish his testimony Friday in Manhattan.

Burress testified earlier this week, seeking to persuade the panel not to indict him on a charge of carrying an unlicensed firearm.

Pierce was with Burress at The Latin Quarter club last Nov. 29 when the wide receiver shot himself in the leg. Authorities say Pierce drove Burress to the hospital and took the gun to Burress’ home in Totowa, N.J.

Giants co-owner John Mara defended Pierce and said any charges against the linebacker would be “unwarranted.”

The team released Burress in April.

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