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No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

Posted on: August 23, 2011 1:21 pm
Edited on: August 23, 2011 11:17 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

The four LSU players involved in last Friday's Baton Rouge bar fight have met with police, CBS affiliate WAFB has reported, and no criminal charges have yet been filed.

Starting quarterback Jordan Jefferson -- along with Jarvis Landry, Josh Johns, and Chris Davenport -- visited the Louisiana State Police Headquarters Tuesday in order to meet with investigators. According to both players' attorney Nathan Fisher and police, no arrests were made at the meeting nor charges filed.

"There were no charges promised and no charges not promised," Fisher told the Times-Picayune. "After today, I think they have some more investigating to do."

Batron Rouge police chief DeWayne White spoke to the media Friday afternoon, saying that one victim had suffered three broken vertebrae and that it was BRPD's "hope and aim" to gather enough evidence to make arrests in the case. But that point has not arrived yet, and White warned that that point might not arrive immediately.

"Until we're able to sift through the evidence, sift through the statements and arrive at the truth, that may take some time," White said. "Will we give fast results? We will not, because it doesn't work like that."

White confirmed that BRPD had obtained video from the scene outside Shady's bar, but that it does not show the fight itself. He added that the investigation has been further hampered by conflicting reports and a lack of "objective" witnesses.

Police spokesman Donald Stone reaffirmed, however, what he had stated Monday: that he expects both simple and second-degree battery charges -- the latter a felony -- to be filed "when the case is concluded." Stone has confirmed that the parties injured in the fight "have expressed a desire that those responsible for their injuries be arrested."

According to several alleged witnesses who spoke to WAFB, one of those players was Jefferson. But with Tuesday's meeting having come and gone without an arrest and a report from TigerSportsDigest that the senior QB was not in fact involved with the brawl, things have begun to look up for him.

Some information used in this post was originally reported by the Associated Press.
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Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: August 24, 2011 12:28 am
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

Looks like the sheriff got his season tickets.  Really now...was anybody surprised?  Unfortunately, the coverup is an NCAA violation as it constitutes a benefit that is not available to the typical scholarship student.




Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2011 10:56 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

The reports were that the Marine was assisting the driver who had been pulled from his truck....who the group was beating on...which witnesses seem to think were not only LSU players, but in fact Jefferson.

Now, could all this be just talk, sure, but ask anyone in the SEC that goes to LSU, it's not like the police care to do their job, they just stand around and let the fans and players act like thugs.....

Can we just call it Candlestick South?



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 10:03 pm
 

US Marine?

When you are attacking football players at a bar, you aren't a "US Marine."  You are just another dude in a bar fight.



Since: Oct 23, 2010
Posted on: August 23, 2011 8:59 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police




Since: Oct 23, 2010
Posted on: August 23, 2011 8:58 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police




Since: Oct 23, 2010
Posted on: August 23, 2011 8:56 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police




Since: Jul 4, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 8:53 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

I'm sure justice will eventually be served.  But if any of the players are tied to this violence, they have lost the right to represent their school as athletes.  Especially if they attacked a U.S. marine.  WTF?

I would like to find a story on the latest with the Miami situation.  Seems to me that's potentially the most blatant violation of NCAA rules/criminal code going right now. Odd...



Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 8:33 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

It just happened Friday people! Please no program is CLEAN!!!! Even Boise State got busted for infractions! So, wew will all see what happens here. It just sickens me as a veteran that JJ with the world at his finger tips could be so stupid! Dude, just got to class and get your football learn on! That is all you need to worry about not causing trouble in Baton Rouge Kid! The Hat better put the smack down or I'm going to be pissed. Mettenberger is the better QB anyway, now he is going to have to start earlier than anticapated. Our defense is going to win the Oregon game for us anyway! Loston, Matheiu, and the Rest of the No Fly Zone Warriors are going to shut this game down!



Since: Aug 23, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 8:26 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

No program is CLEAN! In fact in Eugene dont you have to lock down your laptops for fear QB Theft??? How about payments to Lyles??? Twice as much as anyone else? and last I heard your current QB is riding in the back seat of car filled with Pot, so please kettle pass me some those mashed potatoes bc even with our JC Transfer were going to Kick your ASS! Our defense is a BEAST! SEC Beeotch!



Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: August 23, 2011 7:01 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

For those of you who don't know...the cops just stand by as LSU fans shake the visiting teams buses....

Do we really expect charges?  Only because of there being a Marine involved is there a real chance.



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