Jefferson: Bar fight was a "scam"

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Posted: Feb 9, 2012 5:15 PM by Russell Jones
Source: NOLA.com

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BATON ROUGE - Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson told an Atlanta-based radio station that a bar fight at the beginning of the 2011 football season was a "scam".

Jefferson made the comment during an interview with WCNN today. He was asked about the pro scouting process leading to more questions about his actions off the field.

"That situation was a whole scam for this guy. He was trying to get money, trying to do whatever he can to sabotage what I had going on," Jefferson said.

Jefferson's attorney entered a "not guilty" plea today for the former LSU star. He still faces misdemeanor battery charges from the fight outside a bar south of the LSU campus, which also led to his suspension from the Tigers for several games at the start of the season.

When asked about LSU's performance against Alabama in the BCS National Championship, Jefferson said Alabama came in more prepared and the game was a "learning situation" for the Tigers. He said they had plays prepared specifically for Alabama, but they didn't use them on the field.

"I think we should've spread them out a little bit more, put the ball in different passing areas, use our talent on the receiving side. We had that in as far as play-calling, we just didn't get to it," he said.

Jefferson said he expects to see LSU back in the hunt for the national championship next year.


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