Antonio Pierce is now facing a gun-possession indictment in the Plaxico Burress club shooting — charges that could sideline him for the coming season and ultimately put him in jail.
“The DA’s office has confirmed that they are going to seek charges against Antonio,” the star linebacker’s lawyer, Michael Bachner, told The Post yesterday.
Pierce’s fate now rests with the same Manhattan grand jury hearing evidence against his former teammate, Burress. The top charge the pair faces — felony criminal weapons possession — carries a mandatory 3-1/2-year prison term.
Pierce and Burress were together in the VIP vestibule of the Latin Quarter nightclub in Midtown in November when Burress accidentally shot himself clear through his thigh with his own gun.