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Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:49 am
Edited on: August 22, 2011 2:14 am
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Looks can, of course, be deceiving. But there's no question things currently look bad for Jordan Jefferson.

LSU's senior starting quarterback will, at least, not be arrested Monday following his involvement in Friday morning's Baton Rouge bar fight; a scheduled meeting between police, Jefferson, and three other Bayou Bengal players (Jarvis Landry, Josh Johns and Chris Davenport) has been delayed until Tuesday, at the request of the attorney of the four players.

But that attorney has not ruled out an arrest at that time, and if police believe it is still "likely" they book one of the "individuals associated with the fight" (as officer Donald Stone said Sunday), that player could well be Jefferson.

According to a Stone statement late Sunday, police were told by "multiple witnesses" that one of the football players involved in the fight had kicked another individual in the head -- though Stone declined to specify which football player the witnesses had named. The victim was eventually taken to the hospital.

But despite Stone's reticence, witnesses speaking to television station WAFB -- with one notable exception -- were willing and able to name Jefferson as the player who'd delivered the kick to the head. The description of the incident, according to the WAFB report (emphasis added):
Several people who claim to have witnessed the incident tell 9NEWS that around 2 a.m. Friday, a young man driving a truck blew his horn to get a group of people blocking the driveway to move out of the way at Shady's Bar on East Boyd Ave.  That's when they say a group of people pulled the driver out of the truck and began beating him.  That's when they say a Marine who had just returned from training ran to assist the driver and was beaten and thrown to the ground.  Multiple people who claim to have witnessed the incident tell 9NEWS LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson then kicked the Marine in the head. 

One young man who gave those same details to WAFB 9NEWS also told the same details to Baton Rouge Police.
It's very much worth noting that that account isn't the only one of the incident; "at least one witness" told WAFB that Jefferson was not involved in the fracas and never threw a punch.

But putting the proverbial 2 and 2 together seems to equal trouble for Jefferson all the same. We know that witnesses have already told police that a football player kicked someone in the head. We know that several alleged witnesses -- at least one of which has also repeated that account to the police -- have told WAFB that it was Jefferson kicking that someone in the head. And we know police felt secure enough in their initial round of interviews to call a second-degree battery arrest "likely."

Does all of that add up to the arrest that might keep Jefferson out of the epic season opener against Oregon? Not yet, it sure doesn't. Jefferson's attorney has suggested that police have yet to speak to witnesses that might have differing accounts of the incident, and it's entirely possible that either the player-in-question isn't Jefferson or that police won't bother with an arrest for whatever reason.

What we can say for certain is this: whatever the eventual fallout, the events of last Friday morning aren't going to do any shred of good for LSU, or Jordan Jefferson.
Comments

Since: Aug 21, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:47 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Im an army man my self ,I always  thouht that marines were mostly butt holes,im sure there are some exceptions ,my daddy  a carreer navy man,recently died ,if still alive ,Im sure he would argue about the exceptions !



Since: Aug 21, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

horn blowing punk got out of the truck picked a bigger fight than his marine buddy  could handle I live 90 miles from the truth,how about you 1500 maybe ,listening to you quackers ,a person would think you live next door to shadies!



Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:32 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

It's a BAR fight....No one got shot. Kids got drunk, butts kicked, names taken....Whatever



Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

No, b/c a brother isn't going to try to jerk another brother out of a car for fear of being shot.



Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Dude, you probably don't like Les Miles either....You're an idiot, pipe down.



Since: Aug 22, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:21 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

spare me the marine bs. Just because he's a marine doesn't omit him from being a moron. I know plenty of marines that like to scrap at bars for fun.



Since: Aug 21, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 3:01 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Im 61 years old ,I would like to demostrate to you what abrutal attsck lookslike ,,you and your online buddies did not see this fight and you are imagining the worst,thinking your soon to be whipped team can stay in the game longer !



Since: Feb 25, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:58 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Sounds like a buncha of fake tough guys with smaller weiners trying to prove something....spolied ass kids, here they are beating a Marine who is volunteering his life for our country in the most respected branch our military has to offer and these LSU ballers who all they do all day is workout, look at themselves, and talk sh*t have to go 5 on 1 against him....cowards....thats you Jefferson....




Since: Aug 22, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:57 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Why jump to a conclusion before all the facts are known?  Once the players have been interviewed and the rest of the witnesses interviewed, there will be plenty of time for opinions and those opinions will be based on more information.  At this point we know very little.   



Since: Aug 21, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

If it was just one kick ,I disappointed the truck driver didnt get a fewmore kicks to the head,LSU players have to get use to racial insults,its part of the world !


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