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Jefferson to testify before grand jury next week

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Posted: Sep 21, 2011 6:26 PM by Michael Shingleton, Russell Jones
Updated: Sep 21, 2011 7:01 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: baton rouge, district attorney, hillar moore, jordan jefferson, josh johns, wbrz, louisiana, grand jury

BATON ROUGE - The attorney for suspended LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson said his client will testify before a grand jury next week about a bar fight that led to his and another player's arrest.

Jurors gathered today to hear testimony and evidence in the fight outside a bar south of the LSU campus last month. Jefferson and Josh Johns were arrested in suspicion of second-degree battery and accused of kicking a man in the face during the fight. The jurors heard from detectives who investigated the fight, Shady's Bar employees, multiple witnesses and from Andrew Lowery, one of the four victims.

Lowery's Attorney Michael Bienvenu said three of his four clients testified one being Lowery.

Lewis Unglesby, Jefferson's attorney, said his client has already spoken to police and is ready to answer any questions the grand jury may have.

District Attorney Hillar Moore said it was his decision to let the grand jury decide if charges should be filed in the case.

"I could probably make the decision now, but this is the decision that, I believe for the community and given what's going on, it's best that a grand jury make this decision," Moore told News 2.

Tommy Damico who represents Johns, said they hadn't decided if he will testify or not, but a decision could come in the next few days.

The grand jury will reconvene next Wednesday.

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