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Baton Rouge Police Holding Press Conference on Suspended LSU Players

The Baton Rouge Police Department will hold a press conference to formally announce the arrest of JORDAN JEFFERSON and JOSHUA JOHNS today August 26, 2011, at 2:30pm . The conference will be held at the EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER LOCATED AT 3773 HARDING BLVD. BATON ROUGE.

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LSU Players Suspended Indefinetly

LSU Sports: Jordan Jefferson and Josh Johns have been suspended indefinitely from the LSU football team, head coach Les Miles announced on Friday.

Miles said that no timetable has been set on the suspension.

"Jordan and Josh have been suspended indefinitely," Miles said. "We will continue to cooperate with the authorities in an effort to find out exactly what took place during the incident.

"As sad as this incident is, it's important that we learn from this and that we take away a valuable lesson. This has weighed on all of us. It's time for us to come together as a team and focus on what we are here to do."

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Arrest warrants issued for LSU's Jefferson, Johns

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police have issued arrest warrants charging LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and a teammate, Joshua Johns, with second-degree battery for a bar fight that injured four people last week.

Baton Rouge police Sgt. Don Stone said in a statement Friday that investigators have contacted the players' attorney, Nathan Fisher, and LSU coach Les Miles, and asked for the players to turn themselves in.

Jefferson and Johns, a linebacker, face felony charges for their alleged roles in a fight outside Shady's bar in Baton Rouge on Aug. 19.

A police report said a 19-year-old woman named Victoria Long said she witnessed several LSU players beating one of the alleged victims and saw Jefferson kick that man in the face.

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Eyewitness says Jordan Jefferson kicked man

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An eyewitness says she saw LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson kick someone in the face during a bar fight that injured four people last week.

The account from 19-year-old Victoria Long was included in a police report released Thursday, a day after police seized 49 pairs of athletic shoes from Jefferson's apartment. Baton Rouge police Sgt. Don Stone wouldn't explain why police took the shoes.

Stone says no arrests are expected Thursday.

Jefferson and three teammates - offensive lineman Chris Davenport, linebacker Josh Johns and receiver Jarvis Landry - were interviewed by police this week about the fight that occurred in the parking lot of a bar were police say numerous LSU players were gathered. Long told police that she also saw Johns attacking the man kicked by Jefferson.

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Police Search Jordan Jefferson's Apartment

Authorities searched LSU starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson's apartment on Wednesday and collected a swab of his DNA in connection with a bar fight last week that injured four people.
"He gave us 100 percent cooperation," Baton Rouge police Sgt. Don Stone said, adding that the quarterback's attorney also showed up and that authorities didn't ask Jefferson any questions.
"During the course of the investigation we got enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant for his home. The reason was to search for certain items that will assist in the ongoing
investigation and will help either prove or disprove the
allegations against Jefferson."
Investigators left with several brown bags of evidence, but Stone said he could not immediately discuss what items were taken from the senior quarterback's home.
The search came a day after Jefferson and three teammates - offensive lineman Chris Davenport, linebacker Josh Johns and receiver Jarvis Landry - were interviewed by police for the first time since the fight that occurred in the parking lot of a bar were police say numerous LSU players were gathered late Thursday night.
The most seriously injured victim has three broken vertebrae, Police chief Dewayne White has said.
There have been no arrests and no charges have been filed, but White stressed that police hope to gather enough evidence to arrest whoever is responsible for the victims' injuries.
If arrests are made, charges could range from misdemeanor simple battery to felony second-degree battery, Stone said.
While Davenport, Johns and Landry are reserves and weren't expected to play much in the season opener, Jefferson was expected to start. If he cannot play, fellow senior Jarrett Lee likely would start behind center, with junior college transfer Zach Mettenberger next in line.
For now, however, LSU coach Les Miles isn't ready to exclude Jefferson from the game plan, and Jefferson has been sharing first-team practice and scrimmage snaps with Lee.
Police have video from the scene but have said it does not show the fight itself.
Investigators also are still tracking down and interviewing witnesses.
White has said that most of the initial statements investigators have taken were conflicting and seemed to contain a bias in favor of either the victims or the four named players. White has said he wants investigators to find more "objective" witnesses who do not have ties to either party in the altercation.

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2 years ago

Report: LSU's Jordan Jefferson, three teammates to face battery charges

BATON ROUGE- Sportsnola.com reported Saturday evening that a source within the Baton Rouge Police Department said LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three teammates will face battery charges after their alleged involvement in a bar fight early Friday morning.

LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson reportedly will be arrested Monday for his alleged involvement in a bar fight early Friday morning in Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. Don Stone said Saturday he could not confirm the report, but said "I'm not ruling out that it's going to happen. I can't confirm it."

Stone said he hadn't yet heard from investigators who were still working the case Saturday.

An undetermined number of LSU players apparently violated curfew after a 10:30 p.m. bedcheck Thursday and were involved in a brawl in the parking lot of Shady's bar, 623 E. Boyd, near campus. Four people were injured and transported themselves to area hospitals. Baton Rouge police said 15-20 LSU players were involved but were gone by the time police arrived.

Police have not made any arrests BATON ROUGE- Sportsnola.com reported Saturday evening that a source within the Baton Rouge Police Department said LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three teammates will face battery charges after their alleged involvement in a bar fight early Friday morning.

jordan_jefferson1720113.jpgChris Granger/The Times-PicayuneLSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson reportedly will be arrested Monday for his alleged involvement in a bar fight early Friday morning in Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. Don Stone said Saturday he could not confirm the report, but said "I'm not ruling out that it's going to happen. I can't confirm it."

Stone said he hadn't yet heard from investigators who were still working the case Saturday.

An undetermined number of LSU players apparently violated curfew after a 10:30 p.m. bedcheck Thursday and were involved in a brawl in the parking lot of Shady's bar, 623 E. Boyd, near campus. Four people were injured and transported themselves to area hospitals. Baton Rouge police said 15-20 LSU players were involved but were gone by the time police arrived.

Police have not made any arrests and are still investigating the incident. LSU Coach Les Miles said in a press conference Saturday that he is also still gathering information but already has begun the disciplinary process. The team was off on Friday but returned to practice just before the press conference.

The website reported Jefferson and redshirt offensive tackle Chris Davenport face second degree battery charges while junior starting defensive tackle Josh Downs and freshman wide receiver Jarvis Landry will be charged with simple battery.

Second degree battery is a felony. Simple battery - a slap or a punch - is a misdemeanor. Second degree battery results would entail broken bones, or other physical injuries, and trips to the hospital.

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and are still investigating the incident. LSU Coach Les Miles said in a press conference Saturday that he is also still gathering information but already has begun the disciplinary process. The team was off on Friday but returned to practice just before the press conference.

The website reported Jefferson and redshirt offensive tackle Chris Davenport face second degree battery charges while junior starting defensive tackle Josh Downs and freshman wide receiver Jarvis Landry will be charged with simple battery.

Second degree battery is a felony. Simple battery - a slap or a punch - is a misdemeanor. Second degree battery results would entail broken bones, or other physical injuries, and trips to the hospital.

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2 years ago

LSU's Jefferson Allegedly Involved in BR Fight

Police are investigating allegations that LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and unidentified teammates were involved in a fight outside a Baton Rouge bar early Friday morning.
Baton Rouge Police Sgt. Donald Stone said witnesses claimed Jefferson and other players were involved in a fight in the parking lot outside Shady's bar around 2 a.m., but investigators hadn't substantiated that allegation or spoken to Jefferson.
"We are not naming (Jefferson) as a suspect at this time," Stone said. "We're in the early stages of our investigation."
LSU coach Les Miles said some players were present during the incident, but he didn't identify them.
"We don't know to what extent our players were involved," he said in a statement. "We are trying to gather as much information as possible to get a better understanding of what exactly took place last night."
Stone said four people suffered minor injuries in the fight and took themselves to local hospitals, but Jefferson wasn't one of them.
Nobody was immediately arrested or charged in the case.
Jefferson is the projected starting quarterback on a team expected to compete for a national championship this season.
Jefferson, a senior, guided LSU to an 11-2 record last season. He is 20-7 as a starter, but the team ranked last in passing in the Southeastern Conference last season, with 155.6 yards per game.
The team wasn't scheduled to practice on Friday. LSU's season-opening game against Oregon will be played Sept. 3 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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