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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: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:41 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Can the drive PLEASE not be white, just for once??? If it's a white/black thing, then this whole issue will undoubtedly just desolve into angry, hate filled comments.



Since: Aug 30, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

You are correct about a hate crime.  Jackson and Sharpton would join arm and arm with the New Black Panthers and they would take over.....marching down the street.......absolutely pathetic.



Since: Aug 30, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:29 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Could you imagine what the wackadoodle Maxine Waters would say if a white person kicked an "on the ground J Jefferson" in the head?  That would indeed be considered a hate crime and Jesse, Maxine and Al Sharpton would bring along the Black Panthers to cause trouble.  Mr. Jefferson, know this, if you did kick a Marine in the head, while he was on the ground, you better start looking over your shoulder.  Somewhere, somehow, sometime, his Marine brothers will come calling for a little payback.  You better sleep with one eye open.



Since: Sep 19, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:25 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

I'm sure he wasn't in uniform retard....How the hell would you know? I'm sure the fight started with "hey dude, I'm a Marine, want to fight?"



Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Not a shocker.  All Ive heard coming out of Baton Rouge is that Jefferson frequently parks his mustang at Shadys and hangs out in the parking lot all night.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

All four players and whoever else should be suspended for the opener against the Ducks and longer.  Chip Kelly suspended our best player for speeding on a highway at 4:00 in the morning, and yes it was going 118 mph, but it was on a completeley straight I-5, at 4:00 in the morning when no other cars are on the road.  He didn't drag someone out of a vehicle and along with 20 of his boys beat the crap out of 2 dudes.  If Jordan Jefferson, who kicked a human being in the head, plays against Oregon, it will remove all credability from Les Miles and show that LSU cares more about winning football games than the safety and well-being of it's students. 

JEFFERSON SHOULD NOT PLAY on SEPTEMBER 3RD, and NEITHER SHOULD ANYONE INVOLVED IN THAT VICIOUS AND BRUTAL ATTACK!!!!!!


Before Duck fans are allowed at the keyboard to respond to this, they should think a bit about their team and whether they should mention anything about punishment and credibility (i.e. Blount, James, Alonso, etc... and Chip Kelly's credibility).  You really have no room to comment considering the rollercoaster ride your players have put you through over the last couple of years.  However, that being said, whomever kicked someone in the head should be kicked off of the team permanently (which is not meant to be interpreted in UO terms which means approx. 7-8 games).  However, why don't we treat this as Chip Kelly did with LaMichael James and wait for punishment to take place after all of the information/arrests/judgements are completed.  After all, we wouldn't want Duck fans to look like hypocrites.



Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

"I have a personal friend who is on the City Police force."
" she was NOT there, but has told me"

what kind of cop goes around telling friends statements about a case thats being investigated? hmm couldnt she get in trouble for telling you something else then whats being reported? she must really like you to jeopardize her career.

"  LSU players hung around to talk to the police"

whats that prove? that they stayed and lied? 

" we keep hearing 4 people injured, 1 was the driver of the truck "who was pulled out of the truck" does he not have auto door locks?  could he not lock the door?  or maybe he got out and started something he couldn't finish?  1 was the marine who "came to help the driver who was being beaten"  was this a friend of the driver?  were they leaving at the same time because they were friends? why is a marine that is trained to fight beaten by a football player who is not?"

wow this is the kicker. the dumbest post of the day.....lock the doors? yea he got out and started it...i bet he was like "ill fight all 5 of you!"

so since hes a marine who was fresh out of training, he should be able to beat 4 or 5 people? football players arent in good shape? the QB looks like a big dude. you sound like a homer! the marine acts like a good samaritan and you say he was sticking up for a friend and deserved this? lmao. 

"who said what?"

who cares!!!!!  words dont make it OK for a bunch of punks to jump someone.

spin it how you want to. say all the people you know ..blah blah blah....the people saying it isnt true are LSU fans, friends, girlfriends, etc etc......im pretty sure when it all comes out....some punks jumped a guy probably like 5 on 1 or something. LSU ..what a model school. keep telling your friend to keep leaking you private information so you can post it on here for the whole internet world to see. dumba**


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Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:55 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

I live in Memphis and it would be considered a hate crime if the roles were reversed! It's pathetic but true!



Since: Apr 2, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:52 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Destruction! Not distruction



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:52 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Anybody that kicks anybody else in the head when they are down...is a COWARD!



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