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Pierce's trial now likely to be delayed

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Former Iowa basketball player Pierre
Pierce waived his right to a speedy trial Wednesday.

Pierce was charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, assault with
intent to commit sexual abuse and fourth-degree criminal mischief.
He was accused of assaulting a former girlfriend and ransacking her
home in January.

Pierce asserted his right to a speedy trial during his
arraignment last month, requiring prosecutors to bring him to trial
within 90 days. By waiving his right to a speedy trial, his trial,
set for May 10, likely will be delayed.

Pierce was the Hawkeyes' leading scorer before he was kicked off
the team in early February.