Posted: Oct 30, 2012 6:43 PM by Michael Shingleton
Updated: Oct 30, 2012 6:43 PM
BATON ROUGE - Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson is back in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after violating the conditions of his bond.
District Judge Chip Moore revoked Jefferson's 2011 bond for his simple battery arrest, then ordered him back to jail by 2pm.
Jefferson was arrested last week for marijuana possession which violated the main provision of his bond.
In court, Moore said, "I have a real problem with what's going on here... I'm going to treat you like I treat everyone else."
Moore ordered Jefferson to undergo a substance abuse evaluation, and those results could hinge upon Jefferson's release from parish prison.
As Jefferson and his attorney, Lance Unglesby, left district court Unglesby wouldn't answer any questions, but issued this on-camera statement:
"We respect the decision of the court. We expected this decision that was made by Judge Moore. Mr. [Jefferson] is here to respect and honor all obligations opposed upon him. He has tremendous respect for the court, and my opinion of Jordan remains the same. He's a fine young man, and I look forward to over time that coming apparent to everyone," Unglesby said.
East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore said the judge's decision is common.
"This is what [Judge Moore] does in every case unless there's some outstanding reason for him not to. So, I think that's what he made clear today that regardless of who he is that this is how he does business for people that are re-arrested," Moore said.
There's no clear time frame as to when Jefferson will be released from parish prison, and that decision lies with Judge Moore and the results of the substance abuse evaluation.
District Attorney Hillar Moore said, "I assume the judge may receive the substance abuse report today or tomorrow morning, and I would think that [Jefferson] would not be back in court until tomorrow or the next day."
Jefferson is due back in court on December 12 for his marijuana possession arraignment.