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

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Destruction! Not distruction



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

This incident has leg's all its own now the quarterback of the LSU Bayou Bengals Jordon Jefferson was witnessed kicking a Marine in the head when he was down. This is exactly what so called gang bangers do. They cant win a fair fight so let your buddies knock him down so you can kick him in the head.

{Multiple people who claim to witnessed the incident 9NEWS LSU quarterback Jordon Jefferson then kicked the marine in the head)

Now what parts did the other players Jarvis Landry, Josh Johns and Chris Davenport have in this debacle were these the fine folks who would not move so the guy in the truck get out?

Why get so peeved off because you happen to be standing in a parking lot and somebody needs to get their vehicle out so they could go on their way.

All the attorneys want is to get their clients story straight. So when they talk to the police they can say that they are all little angels. If you did not do anything wrong why not stick around and talk to the cops looks fishy to me.

Les Miles can put all the spin on this he wants to but the facts are his players do not adhere to the curfew. Les Miles can TEAM DISCIPLINE the team all he wants. But back to the facts more then one person told the news media and the police Jordon Jefferson was the one or one of the folks kicking people in the head while on the ground.

How many arrests will come out of this who knows??? How many more black eyes can the SEC take and LSU before actual punishments with teeth take hold.



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Anybody that kicks anybody else in the head when they are down...is a COWARD.  I like to offer my serveices in kicking that person's ass one-on-one.  They deserve a good beating.  Especially if you kicked one of our soldiers.



Since: Oct 17, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:47 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Whether it was Jefferson or another player, who ever kicked the Marine had better hope the Govt. does not get involved. Because aside from the battery charges, they can be charged by the Govt. for distruction of Govt. Property. And that can come with jail time. 



Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:42 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

I try to get in with the funniest post, but then Hawgnation trumped me! Nice job.
The real scary thing is the couple of guys who took my post serious. I mean, really? Is sarcasm that difficult to spot?      
;     &nbs
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It was a funny post. Better than Hawgnation's in my opinion. You have to forgive me. It's tough to read sarcasm on a board full of idiot's.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

If the driver and marine are white,would this not be considered a hate crime.If the roles were reversed,I'm positive that would be the spin on it.


Considering that three of the 4 players named are black, this is an idiotic statement made by someone who is looking to introduce race into this discussion (i.e. a moron) where it has no place.



Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

thug u



Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

I try to get in with the funniest post, but then Hawgnation trumped me! Nice job.
The real scary thing is the couple of guys who took my post serious. I mean, really? Is sarcasm that difficult to spot? 



Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:34 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!!!!!!


Go Ducks



Since: May 5, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:34 pm
 

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

yo ducky

Jefferson may be listed as the starter, but #2 and #3 are probably better.....

you hope he plays so the duckies have a chance...



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