Tuesday , Feb , 01 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Iowa guard Pierre Pierce in trouble, again

Iowa City, IA (Sports Network) – Iowa basketball player Pierre Pierce is
expected to meet with West Des Moines police involving an ongoing

Pierce’s attorney, Alfredo Parrish, told the Associated Press late Monday that
he was making arrangements for his client to give a statement to police. West
Des Moines police chief Jack O’Donnell told the Des Moines Register that
Pierce is the subject of a criminal investigation.

This is not the first time Pierce has needed the representation of Parrish.
The attorney was there for Pierce after he was charged with third-degree
sexual abuse in 2002. Pierce eventually pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and
sat out the 2002-03 season.

“I think we have to wait and see how things fall out before we make any
comments or the administration makes any comments, try to figure out what’s
going on and then take it from there,” Hawkeyes coach Steve Alford said on his
radio show.

Pierce is Iowa’s leading scorer with a 17.8 average.

After the incident in 2002, Pierce received a deferred judgment, so the charge
was erased from his record after he completed one year of supervised
probation, underwent counseling and did 200 hours of community service.