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Latest Post: 09/28/2011 11:12 PM First Post: 08/19/2011 09:26 AM (22 stories) 22 pictures
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 Jefferson, Johns back on the team
Latest Update Jefferson, Johns back on the team

09/28/2011 11:12 PM

BATON ROUGE- A grand jury reduced charges against Jordan Jefferson to a misdemeanor for his involvement in a bar fight and the LSU quarterback's suspension from the top-ranked Tigers was lifted soon after Wednesday night.

Jefferson, who testified before the grand jury, is now charged with simple battery and faces maximum penalties, if convicted, of up to six months in jail and fines up to $500.

Jefferson and reserve linebacker Josh Johns were initially booked with felony secon… Click to Read More

Grand jury: Jefferson to be indicted for simple battery

09/28/2011 05:05 PM

BATON ROUGE - A grand jury today decided LSU's Jordan Jefferson should be charged with simple battery in connection with an August 19th fight outside Shady's in Baton Rouge.

That is a misdemeanor charge and could carry a fine of up to $1000 or up to six months in prison if found guilty.

A second charge against Jefferson and all charges against teammate Josh Johns, were rejected.

No word from LSU concerning the mens' playing status.

Les Miles may address… Click to Read More

Jefferson's attorney files for hearing over charges

09/16/2011 02:42 PM by Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - The defense attorney for suspended LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson filed a motion today calling for a hearing to have the allegations against his client cleared.

Lewis Unglesby stated in the motion that while Jefferson had been arrested in connection with a fight outside a Baton Rouge bar, he has yet to be charged. Unglesby called the accusations from police "unfounded", and based off incorrect testimony from one eyewitness.

Police arrested Jefferson and fellow… Click to Read More

Attorney hopes video, new statements put Jefferson back to work

08/30/2011 08:36 PM by Ashley Rodrigue

BATON ROUGE- There's new video of what happened inside a bar before a fight that got two LSU football players arrested and kicked off the team.

It's the same video sent to LSU Tuesday in an effort to get Jordan Jefferson reinstated to the team.

The starting quarterback and reserve linebacker Josh Johns were arrested last week. They're charged with battery in a parking lot brawl, where four people claim, they were hurt. After their arrest, they were suspended from the team.Click to Read More

Students react to LSU player arrests

08/26/2011 05:34 PM by Sarah Rosario

BATON ROUGE; The news about the arrest of quarterback Jordan Jefferson and linebacker Josh Johns, for second degree battery, spread like a wildfire Friday on LSU's campus.

Many students found out about it through facebook and twitter.

"It's just a bunch of mixed emotions, you've got a really big game coming up next weekend, and you really don't know how it's going to effect it." said freshman Luke LeJeune.

Students say arrests could have been avoided if players … Click to Read More

Conflicting stories emerge in bar fight

08/25/2011 09:59 PM by Ashley Rodrigue

BATON ROUGE- Conflicting stories are emerging about what happened during the fight at a Baton Rouge bar last Thursday, including one account that one of the proclaimed victims threw the first punch.

Police say the fight included LSU football players, and a man being kicked in the head.

Late Thursday, the Associated Press reported employees from Shady's said they saw Andrew Lowery, the man reportedly kicked in the head by quarterback Jordan Jefferson, start the fight outside t… Click to Read More

Police report details eyewitness account of fight

08/25/2011 05:31 PM

BATON ROUGE - 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 an… Click to Read More

Ex-girlfriend says victim in LSU fight was stalking her

08/25/2011 03:30 PM by Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - The attorney representing four people injured in a fight involving LSU football players said a recently-filed protective order against one of his clients is "irrelevant" to the situation.

"The timing and motives behind the filing of this petition for restraining order have to seriously be questioned," Mike Bienvenu told News 2 Thursday. "This is simply an orchestrated attempt to divert attention from the relevant true facts of this case."

A temporary restraining… Click to Read More

Police seize 49 pairs of shoes from Jefferson's apartment

08/25/2011 10:06 AM by Brittany Rivas

BATON ROUGE- Police say 49 pairs of tennis shoes were taken from LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson's apartment during a search Wednesday, including the pair he was wearing when a bar fight broke out last week.

Authorities say they obtained a search warrant for the apartment as part of an investigation into his alleged involvement in the fight.

At this time, police are not releasing the details as to why the shoes were removed from the home.

Sgt. Don Stone with BRPD said… Click to Read More

LSU football team ready to move on with season

08/22/2011 07:40 PM by Chad Sabadie

It was a busy day for the LSU football team as the Tigers continued gameplanning for the Oregon Ducks, while kicking off the 2011 fall semester with the start of University classes.

Sports 2 had the chance to speak with several Tiger football players tonight, who acknowledge that the recent off the field incident could be a distraction, but this Tiger team is doing its best to put that in the past and focus on its play on the field.

Jarrett Lee: "All the great ones have had th… Click to Read More

LSU players may not be interviewed by police

08/22/2011 06:57 PM by Brett Martel

The attorney for LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three of his teammates says he is not aware of any immediate plans for the players to be interviewed by police about a bar fight that allegedly involved them.

Police had asked Jefferson, along with offensive lineman Chris Davenport, defensive lineman Josh Johns and receiver Jarvis Landry, to offer their recollection of the fight to police Monday morning.

However, Nathan Fisher, the attorney for the players, asked for a dela… Click to Read More

BRPD Chief White: There's no special treatment

08/22/2011 05:59 PM by Michael Shingleton

BATON ROUGE - Chief of Police Dewayne White wants to set the record straight. He wants the public to know there will not be a cover-up, and the football players in question will be treated as any other persons of interest would be.

"This case is not going away and we will leave no stone unturned until we find out beyond a reasonable doubt who perpetrated these crimes on these four individuals and they will be arrested and they will be booked accordingly," White said.

Four LSU … Click to Read More

News 2 obtains photo of bar fight victim

08/22/2011 05:28 PM by Chris Nakamoto

BATON ROUGE- News 2 obtained a photo of one of the victims in Friday's bar fight where four LSU football players are implicated in the beating.

Multiple sources have identified the man in the picture as Andrew Lowery. Michael Bienvenu confirmed to News 2, he is representing the victim in the picture.

He claims there is enough evidence to charge the players with second degree battery. In order to do that, certain criteria must be met. That criteria includes, broken bones an… Click to Read More

How do implications affect Tigers on the field?

08/21/2011 10:08 PM by Chad Sabadie

As the investigation into last Friday morning's fight near a Baton Rouge bar continues, the LSU Tiger football team begins to multitask this week. University classes begin tomorrow, and LSU continues its gameplanning for the Oregon Ducks.

Four Tiger football players, including quarterback Jordan Jefferson, have been implicated as being involved in the fight, and had been scheduled to meet with Baton Rouge Police at 9:00 am Monday morning before their attorney asked for a postponement… Click to Read More

LSU Football players' meeting with BRPD postponed

08/21/2011 02:47 PM by Rachel Frost & Rob Krieger

BATON ROUGE- The meeting between the Baton Rouge Police Department and the four LSU football players who were implicated in a bar fight early Friday morning has been postponed.

The four players obtained representation from lawyers Nathan Fisher and Shannon Fay, who requested an extension from Baton Rouge Police so they could gather more information.

The players originally were asked to report to BRPD headquarters at 9:00 a.m. Monday morning for questioning, but Sgt. Don Stone … Click to Read More

Investigators to question four LSU football players Monday

08/20/2011 09:10 PM by Chad Sabadie

BATON ROUGE- According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, four LSU Tiger football players have been requested to appear Monday morning for questioning, concerning Friday morning's fight near a Baton Rouge bar.

Senior quarterback Jordan Jefferson, sophomore linebacker Josh Johns, sophomore defensive tackle Chris Davenport and freshman wide receiver Jarvis Landry will share their accounts at 9:00 Monday morning.

Sergeant Don Stone says the players need to give their side of t… Click to Read More

WBRZ team coverage on LSU football incident

08/20/2011 05:45 PM by Chad Sabadie

The investigation continues into what role members of the LSU Tiger football team played in yesterday morning's fight near a bar in Baton Rouge, in which four non-football members were injured.

Today Sports 2 spent time with LSU Coach Les Miles and heard his apology for his players' actions. Meanwhile, BRPD continues its investigation, and LSU is fully cooperating. The Tigers kick off the 2011 season two weeks from tonight against Oregon.

Click on the video link for more from … Click to Read More

Statement from LSU AD Joe Alleva

08/20/2011 12:51 PM by Chad Sabadie

The following is a statement from LSU Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva regarding the off-campus incident involving members of the football team on Thursday night:

"We will not tolerate student-athletes whose irresponsible actions tarnish the good name of a great university. LSU student-athletes are expected to behave with the understanding that they represent their school, their fellow students and the long history of this program, regardless of the time of day. Co… Click to Read More

Les Miles apologizes for team's actions regarding bar fight (FULL PRESS CONFERENCE)

08/20/2011 12:29 PM by Chad Sabadie

Coach Les Miles and members of LSU football's unity council addressed the media this afternoon, apologizing as a team for yesterday morning's off campus incident, in which four non-football players were injured.

Miles acknowledged that future legal actions could affect the Tigers' season 'at some point'. Miles currently is punishing the entire team through extra running and conditioning.

According to Miles, the entire team was in bed check for Thursday night's curfew of 10:30,… Click to Read More

Les Miles to meet with media after practice today

08/20/2011 09:37 AM by Michael Kelly

BATON ROUGE- According to LSU Media Relations, Les Miles and members of the Unity Council will meet with members of the media today after practice. Coach Miles is scheduled to talk at 12:30 p.m.

Sgt. Don Stone with Baton Rouge Police said LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson was implicated, along with other football players, in an altercation outside Shady's Bar early Friday morning. Jefferson was not arrested, and Stone said they are still investigating.

Early Friday evening, Sto… Click to Read More

BR Police: No new updates on Jordan Jefferson

08/19/2011 08:36 PM by Michael Kelly

BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police tell WBRZ that there will be no new updates Friday night regarding a fight at Shady's involving a number of LSU football team players that injured four non-football players.

Sgt. Don Stone with Baton Rouge Police said LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson was implicated in the altercation, and witness statements implicated other football players as well. Jefferson was not arrested, and Stone said they are still investigating.

Early Friday evening, S… Click to Read More

Jordan Jefferson "implicated" in fight at bar

08/19/2011 09:26 AM by Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Police investigating a fight outside a Baton Rouge bar last night said LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and other LSU football players are believed to have been involved in the disturbance.

EMS responded to a call at the location on East Boyd Ave. around 2 a.m., but didn't transport anyone to the hospital.

Sgt. Don Stone with Baton Rouge Police said Jefferson was implicated in the altercation, and witness statements implicated other football players as well. Jef… Click to Read More


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