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Charges brought against Pierce

Iowa's star guard named in 6 counts

 

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By Melissa Isaacson

Tribune staff reporter

 

February 10, 2005

 

 

Former Iowa basketball star Pierre Pierce was charged with six counts Wednesday in connection with domestic incidents last month at the apartment of a female acquaintance.

 

Pierce, 21, who was dismissed from the team Feb. 2, turned himself in to West Des Moines police and was charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of domestic abuse/assault, assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, false imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

 

The burglary charge is a Class B felony. The rest are considered aggravated or serious misdemeanors. Pierce, a native of Westmont, could face a maximum of 32 years in prison.

 

Bond was set at $32,000, and Pierce was released. A preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 21. Pierce's father, Maurice, was in court for his son's arraignment.

 

The charges stem from incidents Jan. 27-28 during which police made five visits in slightly more than 24 hours to the apartment of the woman, whom Pierce described as a girlfriend of 21/2 years.

 

Mark McCormick, the woman's attorney, disputed that claim, saying the two had had an intermittent social relationship. But court documents released Wednesday state that the two had "just been involved in a two-year intimate relationship." McCormick had no comment Wednesday.

 

Court documents allege Pierce threatened "Jane Doe" with a kitchen knife, choked her in her car outside her residence and hid inside her apartment, then assaulted her.

 

Pierce's attorney, Alfredo Parrish, did not comment after charges were filed. He told the judge Pierce intended to plead not guilty and would finish the year at Iowa, though he had not attended classes the last few days.

 

"He's very distressed," Parrish said.

 

Iowa athletic director Bob Bowlsby was out of town Wednesday and unavailable for comment, and coach Steve Alford had no comment. Parrish said Pierce, who will remain on scholarship, has a meeting scheduled with Alford on Tuesday to appeal for reinstatement to the team.

 

In 2002 Pierce pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault causing injury. He was placed on probation for one year and was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service and get counseling. He was suspended from the team for one year but kept his scholarship and practiced with the team while redshirting in the 2002-03 season.

 

This season he was a tri-captain and was ranked among the top five in the Big Ten in scoring, assists and steals.

 

 

Ok, Pierce is an even bigger fool than I thought....let's review...

 

Court documents allege Pierce threatened "Jane Doe" with a kitchen knife, choked her in her car outside her residence and hid inside her apartment, then assaulted her.

 

BUT DESPITE THAT......

 

Iowa athletic director Bob Bowlsby was out of town Wednesday and unavailable for comment, and coach Steve Alford had no comment. Parrish said Pierce, who will remain on scholarship, has a meeting scheduled with Alford on Tuesday to appeal for reinstatement to the team.

 

Is Pierce on crack?

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Iowa's star guard named in 6 counts

 

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By Melissa Isaacson

Tribune staff reporter

 

February 10, 2005

 

 

Former Iowa basketball star Pierre Pierce was charged with six counts Wednesday in connection with domestic incidents last month at the apartment of a female acquaintance.

 

Pierce, 21, who was dismissed from the team Feb. 2, turned himself in to West Des Moines police and was charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of domestic abuse/assault, assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, false imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

 

The burglary charge is a Class B felony. The rest are considered aggravated or serious misdemeanors. Pierce, a native of Westmont, could face a maximum of 32 years in prison.

 

Bond was set at $32,000, and Pierce was released. A preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 21. Pierce's father, Maurice, was in court for his son's arraignment.

 

The charges stem from incidents Jan. 27-28 during which police made five visits in slightly more than 24 hours to the apartment of the woman, whom Pierce described as a girlfriend of 21/2 years.

 

Mark McCormick, the woman's attorney, disputed that claim, saying the two had had an intermittent social relationship. But court documents released Wednesday state that the two had "just been involved in a two-year intimate relationship." McCormick had no comment Wednesday.

 

Court documents allege Pierce threatened "Jane Doe" with a kitchen knife, choked her in her car outside her residence and hid inside her apartment, then assaulted her.

 

Pierce's attorney, Alfredo Parrish, did not comment after charges were filed. He told the judge Pierce intended to plead not guilty and would finish the year at Iowa, though he had not attended classes the last few days.

 

"He's very distressed," Parrish said.

 

Iowa athletic director Bob Bowlsby was out of town Wednesday and unavailable for comment, and coach Steve Alford had no comment. Parrish said Pierce, who will remain on scholarship, has a meeting scheduled with Alford on Tuesday to appeal for reinstatement to the team.

 

In 2002 Pierce pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault causing injury. He was placed on probation for one year and was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service and get counseling. He was suspended from the team for one year but kept his scholarship and practiced with the team while redshirting in the 2002-03 season.

 

This season he was a tri-captain and was ranked among the top five in the Big Ten in scoring, assists and steals.

 

 

Ok, the Iowa AD is officially the biggest tool in the Midwest, let's review 2 paragraphs of this once again.

 

Court documents allege Pierce threatened "Jane Doe" with a kitchen knife, choked her in her car outside her residence and hid inside her apartment, then assaulted her.

 

BUT DESPITE THAT......

 

Iowa athletic director Bob Bowlsby was out of town Wednesday and unavailable for comment, and coach Steve Alford had no comment. Parrish said Pierce, who will remain on scholarship, has a meeting scheduled with Alford on Tuesday to appeal for reinstatement to the team.

 

And the sad part is this isn't an indictment of one school, it's an indictment of the entire system in college athletics, which basically says if you can play ball, who cares about anything else?

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We should just outlaw college basketball and have the babies come straight from High School. It's become the trend, no?

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Iowa's star guard named in 6 counts

 

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Northwestern rallies past Gophers

 

Illini backups go backward at bad time

 

Falls continues his rise

 

1 and only

 

Falls, Irish turn tables on Eagles

? ??

?

 

 

By Melissa Isaacson

Tribune staff reporter

 

February 10, 2005

 

 

Former Iowa basketball star Pierre Pierce was charged with six counts Wednesday in connection with domestic incidents last month at the apartment of a female acquaintance.

 

Pierce, 21, who was dismissed from the team Feb. 2, turned himself in to West Des Moines police and was charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of domestic abuse/assault, assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, false imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

 

The burglary charge is a Class B felony. The rest are considered aggravated or serious misdemeanors. Pierce, a native of Westmont, could face a maximum of 32 years in prison.

 

Bond was set at $32,000, and Pierce was released. A preliminary hearing was set for Feb. 21. Pierce's father, Maurice, was in court for his son's arraignment.

 

The charges stem from incidents Jan. 27-28 during which police made five visits in slightly more than 24 hours to the apartment of the woman, whom Pierce described as a girlfriend of 21/2 years.

 

Mark McCormick, the woman's attorney, disputed that claim, saying the two had had an intermittent social relationship. But court documents released Wednesday state that the two had "just been involved in a two-year intimate relationship." McCormick had no comment Wednesday.

 

Court documents allege Pierce threatened "Jane Doe" with a kitchen knife, choked her in her car outside her residence and hid inside her apartment, then assaulted her.

 

Pierce's attorney, Alfredo Parrish, did not comment after charges were filed. He told the judge Pierce intended to plead not guilty and would finish the year at Iowa, though he had not attended classes the last few days.

 

"He's very distressed," Parrish said.

 

Iowa athletic director Bob Bowlsby was out of town Wednesday and unavailable for comment, and coach Steve Alford had no comment. Parrish said Pierce, who will remain on scholarship, has a meeting scheduled with Alford on Tuesday to appeal for reinstatement to the team.

 

In 2002 Pierce pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault causing injury. He was placed on probation for one year and was ordered to perform 200 hours of community service and get counseling. He was suspended from the team for one year but kept his scholarship and practiced with the team while redshirting in the 2002-03 season.

 

This season he was a tri-captain and was ranked among the top five in the Big Ten in scoring, assists and steals.

 

 

Ok, the Iowa AD is officially the biggest tool in the Midwest, let's review 2 paragraphs of this once again.

 

Court documents allege Pierce threatened "Jane Doe" with a kitchen knife, choked her in her car outside her residence and hid inside her apartment, then assaulted her.

 

BUT DESPITE THAT......

 

Iowa athletic director Bob Bowlsby was out of town Wednesday and unavailable for comment, and coach Steve Alford had no comment. Parrish said Pierce, who will remain on scholarship, has a meeting scheduled with Alford on Tuesday to appeal for reinstatement to the team.

 

And the sad part is this isn't an indictment of one school, it's an indictment of the entire system in college athletics, which basically says if you can play ball, who cares about anything else?

682081[/snapback]

We should just outlaw college basketball and have the babies come straight from High School. It's become the trend, no?

682084[/snapback]

 

Not sure where you going on this, and btw, my rant on Bowlsby is edited now that I read it over. I thought he was trying to get Pierce back on the team, not Pierce himself :lol .

 

With all this said, Pierce WILL PLAY in the NBA, book it.

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