The trial for former Iowa Hawkeye basketball player Pierre Pierce ended Monday with a plea agreement. Pierce agreed to plead guilty to one count each of burglary, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and criminal mischief in the fourth degree. Pierce agreed to the plea after prosecutors said they would drop two burglary charges that could’ve led to 25 years in prison for each charge. Pierce was charged after an argument January 27th at the home of his former girlfriend in West Des Moines. The new charges led Pierce to be kicked off the Iowa basketball team February 2nd. It was his second arrest as Pierce had previously pled guilty to assaulting a woman in Iowa City. He sat of basketball for one year, but kept his scholarship. Pierce could have been sentenced up to 56 years in prison under the original charges. The lawyers must now work out the jail time, if any, Pierce will serve under the plea agreement.
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