New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce has finished two days of testimony before the grand jury investigating a gun charge against former teammate Plaxico Burress.
Pierce emerged from a Manhattan courthouse after about two hours of testimony on Friday. He also appeared before the grand jury on Thursday. Burress testified earlier this week.
Pierce didn't comment. His lawyer, Michael Bachner, is hopeful that his client will face no charges for his actions in regards to Burress accidentally shooting himself in a New York nightclub last November.
"Antonio's testimony is completed with the grand jury," Bachner said in a phone interview with NFL Network's Jason La Canfora, "and he in great detail explained to the grand jurors everything he recalled occurring that evening. He answered the prosecutor's and grand jurors' questions for close to two hours, and we are confident based on the attention that the grand jurors gave to Antonio that they will conclude -- after careful review of all of the evidence -- that he acted reasonably and responsibly, and committed to no crimes."
Pierce was with Burress at a Manhattan nightclub last November 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.
There have been reports that Pierce could face criminal charges for his role in getting Burress to the hospital and then transporting Burress' gun, which was not registered in New York. Pierce and the New York Giants have contended that he warrants no charges and was trying to potentially save his friend's life.
Bachner said outside court Friday that he's confident the grand jury will see Pierce did nothing criminal.
"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've acted any differently," Bachner said.
Giants President John Mara has defended Pierce's actions, which included taking Burress to a hospital under an assumed name. It took police hours to uncover the details of the shooting because no one reported it as required by law.
Grand jury deliberations could begin as soon as today, with some involved in the case anticipating a decision by early next week, reports La Canfora.
Information from the Associated Press was included in this report.