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Jefferson's attorney files for hearing over charges

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Posted: Sep 16, 2011 3:42 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Sep 16, 2011 3:42 PM
Source: WBRZ


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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 teammate Josh Johns on Aug. 26 in suspicion of second-degree battery. They said a witness saw Jefferson and Johns kick and injure at least one person, a former Marine named Andrew Lowery, involved in the fight outside a bar south of LSU's campus.

Unglesby claimed in his motion that multiple witnesses told police information that conflicted with the witness named in the arrest reports, and that Lowery was the aggressor in the fights.

News 2 will have more on the motion tonight and here at WBRZ.com.

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