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Giants statements on Antonio Pierce

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Courtesy of the New York Giants, here are all of the team statements on the decision not to indict linebacker Antonio Pierce in the Plaxico Burress gun case.

President John Mara: "We certainly agree with the grand jury's decision.
We said last week we felt strongly that Antonio's actions did not
warrant criminal charges, and obviously the grand jury, having heard all
of the testimony, felt the same way."

Chairman Steve Tisch: "This was an extremely serious matter that Antonio
and our organization responded to in an appropriate way. Needless to
say, we are happy with the decision announced today by the Manhattan
district attorney's office.."

General Manager Jerry Reese: "Antonio is a leader on this team, but he
is still human, and this has been an emotionally draining experience for
him. We know he was happy to get to training camp yesterday, and with
this behind him, he can focus all his energy and efforts on football. He
took this matter very seriously."

Head Coach Tom Coughlin: "As I said yesterday, we are anxious to start
the new season, nobody more than Antonio. Today's decision allows him
and this team to move forward and focus on our preparation for the
season."