Police mum on Pierce meeting

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, Last Updated: 10:14 AM ET

NEW YORK -- Antonio Pierce talked to investigators yesterday about the accidental shooting of New York Giants teammate Plaxico Burress. What he said, much like many of the details of that night, remains a mystery.

Authorities provided no details of Pierce's meeting with police detectives and prosecutors at the Manhattan district attorney's office. His lawyer refused comment.

Pierce practised yesterday, then changed and left Giants Stadium around 12:30 p.m.

The authorities are especially interested in why neither Pierce, who drove Burress to a hospital, nor Dr. Josyann Abisaab called police to report the shooting. Abisaab has been suspended for not reporting the gunshot injury, as required by law.

They also are trying to determine whether Pierce tried to cover up the shooting.

CHARGES AGAINST JET

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, speeding and driving without insurance after being pulled over by police last weekend.

Ellis, the Jets' longest-tenured player, was stopped last Saturday in Hanover, N.J., a few kilometres from the team's training facility after speeding, according to the police report.

The 31-year-old Ellis was "unco-operative" and refused to supply the officer with all necessary paperwork, and was found to be in possession of marijuana and arrested, according to report.

Ellis played the day after the arrest in a loss to Denver. A team spokesman confirmed he'll play tomorrow at San Francisco.

RETIRED PAT BACK ON FIELD

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Junior Seau is going from the surf to the turf -- again.

Seau signed with the New England Patriots yesterday, coming out of retirement for the second time to help bolster his former team's injury-depleted defence.

"What it took was a coach that you respect made a call, come out and help guys that you have a lot of love for," Seau said.

The 39-year-old linebacker, a 12-time Pro Bowl player and avid surfer, will suit up tomorrow when the Patriots visit Seattle. Seau retired last season after two years with the Pats.


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