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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.

Since: May 5, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:31 pm

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

3rd comment on the matter

let the police do their job

I have a personal friend who is on the City Police force.

she was NOT there, but has told me

1- she spoke to someone that was there
2- LSU players hung around to talk to the police
3- there were dozens of people there and some talked to police that night and others have yet to be called in to get their story.
4- 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?

who are the 2 other "victims" that were injured?

who was drunk and who was not?

who said what?


again let me say let the police sort out the truth and then let the guilty receive their day in court

My friend at City Police has indicated to me that LSU officials told them "to do your job and take as long as you need to do it"


My friend's daughter is a court reporter

she told her dad last night that she got a call yesterday to "record some testimony of a few people that were at the bar Thursday night."  She also told him that there are multiple witnesses that are saying what happened is NOT at all what has been reported.

This girl is not an LSU fan and her dad is not even a football fan.

so that seems pretty neutral to me...

She would NOT say what happened only it was different!

I can't wait to hear what...

Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:28 pm

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

I hope he plays so when the DUCKS kick there a$$ there is no excusses.

Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:18 pm

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Thug Life 4 Life

Since: May 5, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:15 pm

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

my 2nd thought

Les Miles has used pretty good judgement in the past about things like this.

His 1st concern was why in the heck did 1-20 or more players check in at 1030 for curfew and then "sneak out".  I have heard that they ran their butts off Saturday for that STUPID mistake

What I heard was the whole team ran.  Now I am going to tell you.  If I ran because a few punk a$$ others pulled that stupid crap, I am all about kicking A$$ myself and taking a few names and leaving a few impressions.

He can't kill em, but he can sure as heck make them wish they were dead...

and trust me coaches know how to get their attention without killing them!


I am sort of surprised that Jefferson was in the middle of this.  To my knowledge, this is a 1st for him.  I HOPE for HIS sake, he was not the one doing the kicking.  Would hate to see a 1st timer go down like that.

T Bob Hebert was in some trouble before.  It bothers me that he was out there.

Jarvis Landry is a freaking Freshman.  What the hell is he doing out there?

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:09 pm

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Why are eyewitnesses so unreliable? Personal agendas! Home boy can do no wrong,he was provoked,all a misunderstanding? WHATEVER!!! Is this the role model you want your kids around? This close to first game of season the question is, What is coache's decision? Slap on wrist,pat on back,or the nessisary one to multiple suspensions? WASUP,COACH???

Since: May 5, 2008
Posted on: August 22, 2011 1:02 pm

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

1st off let me say this


ANY person involved, player or not should be dealt with BY LAW properly and if charges are made then face a judge/jury and let the chips fall where they may...



where are all the cells phone cameras that YOU KNOW were rolling...

my kids post stuff instantaneously upon seeing wrecks, fights, frightful sights etc.

are you telling me that no one pulled out the phone and started shooting the crime scene???

Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 12:58 pm

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head


This must be some of the SEC "talent" I've heard so much about.

Mazie03 this is the typical comment I keep seeing from the Big10 posters! Don't forget about all the bar fight issues your teams have had the past few years! Why does this have to be an SEC thug thing? As wrong as it is that it happened this sort of thing happens all across teh country when these kids are able to drink.

Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 12:51 pm

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

It is obvious why Jordan Jefferson kicked the marine in the head because if he had "thrown" a punch.... he wouldn't have connected!

Hawgnation is correct! That is dead on funny!

Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 12:50 pm

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

That is dead on and funny as

Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: August 22, 2011 12:47 pm

Witnesses tell TV Jefferson kicked man in head

Guilty or not let's see what the Baton Rouge police will do first. Should be intersting to see if they make the right call and arrest that low-life who kicks our country's finest in the head for trying to protect a man who got dragged out of his vehicle! Way to go Coon asses!

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