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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: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: August 23, 2011 3:06 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

Standard operating procedure for the Louisiana State Police and Baton Rouge PD will look something like this:

1. Investigate when Oregon/LSU game is played.... Check. Game is Sept. 3rd.
2. Drag feet in investigation until after said game is played... In process.
3. Investigate lull in schedule after said game with Oregon to eliminate token "suspensions" from being costly... Check. Northwestern State, Sept. 10th.
4. Work out side agreement with injured parties so as not to disrupt potential national title season... In process.
5. Coordinate timing of events with Mike Slive and Les Miles to mitigate media backlash... In process.

And there you have it. After all, its all about winning, isn't it?



Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 3:06 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

jt1221.  None of the problems stated by you are FELONY's.  Your such a tool.



Since: Jul 24, 2010
Posted on: August 23, 2011 3:03 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

It is hilarious the little duckie goofballs coming out of the woodwork on this. Your school makes the SEC look like a bastion of honesty and integrity. Your crappy little program started buying players from the south to make yourselves relevant...and you know damn good and well the hammer is about to drop. So enjoy your short remaining time in the limelight. But you have as much right to lecture ANYONE about integrity in their football program as Jenna Jamison has lecturing about abstinence. We'll see your little bought and paid for boys in Dallas in a few weeks.



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: August 23, 2011 3:00 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

http://video-embed.oregonlive.com/s

ervices/player/bcpid649768122001?bctid=1117061253001<br /> <br /> The ever elusive Darron Thomas.<br /> <br /> Caught with Masoli (marijuana), Pleasant (a speeding crash), and now Harris (speeding and marijuana), yet he's still on the team?<br /> <br /> Oh, I forgot, this is Oregon, who pays $25K to Willie Lyle for a scouting report from 2 years ago....GOTCHA!!!<br /> <img src="http://images.cbssports.com/js/tinymce/3.4.2/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-wink.gif" alt="Wink" /> <br />




Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: August 23, 2011 2:55 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

http://video-embed.oregonlive.com/s

ervices/player/bcpid649768122001?bctid=1117061253001

The ever elusive Darron Thomas.

Caught with Masoli (marijuana), Pleasant (a speeding crash), and now Harris (speeding and marijuana), yet he's still on the team?

Oh, I forgot, this is Oregon, who pays $25K to Willie Lyle for a scouting report from 2 years ago....GOTCHA!!!
Wink



Since: Nov 23, 2006
Posted on: August 23, 2011 2:51 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

The ever elusive Oregon Darron Harris.  You were caught with Masoli (marijuana), Pleasant (speeding and crash), and Harris (speeding and marijuana) yet you had no part in any wrongdoing? 

Oh, I forgot, this is the Oregon Ducks.

http://video-embed.oregonlive.com/s

ervices/player/bcpid649768122001?bctid=1117061253001



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: August 23, 2011 2:50 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

There is no reason to believe at this point that the Louisiana State Police are not following standard criminal investigation procedures in this case.  The interviews of the LSU players just occurred this morning.  The results of those interviews, as well as the statements from other witnesses, need to be sent to prosecutors for them to determine if they want to file criminal charges.  The cops investigate the crimes, they do not prosecute the alleged offenders.  Give the criminal justice system a little time to process the allegations before you jump to any conclusions about how well the system is working.  Believe it or not, the police and prosecutors schedule for handling this situation is not affected in the least by any upcoming football games on LSU's schedule.



Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: August 23, 2011 2:50 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

 
...a from that the senior QB was not in fact involved with the brawl, things have begun to look up for him.

I guess Les Miles found some no-name red shirt to take the fall for Jefferson to keep him out of jail.  This whole thing is a joke, it's amazing what can happen to keep a D1 school's chance at a National Championship alive.  It will be determined on Jan 15th that he actually did kick the guy inthe head. 



Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 2:38 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

Imagine that!!  I can hear Gomer Pyle saying, "Surprise surprise."

It is a procedure thing for the police.  If 5 people say they saw JJ kick a guy in the head and 10 people say he did not, the police have not choice but to let the courts sort it out.  The police are not there to determine guilt or innocence, which they apparently are setting self up to do.  They are still investigating.  HA.  What are they investigating?  We have witnesses that are willing to testify.


Morally and ethically Barney Fife needs to make the arrests based on eye witness accounts.  Period.


Oh yeah, I forgot this is the SEC.  Sorry I lost myself. Wink      



Since: Jun 6, 2011
Posted on: August 23, 2011 2:32 pm
 

No charges filed in LSU meeting with police

Imagine that!!  I can here Gomer Pyle saying, "Surprise Surprise."

One point the police are not dealing with, is the fact it is not there job to determine guilt.  It is their job the protect and SERVE.

If 5 people say JJ kick a guy in the head and 10 people say he didn't, the police MUST take into account the 5 and let the courts sort it out.  The morally and ethically can not make the call.  It is so obviously clear what needs to be done.


Please take note, I at no time have I concluded innocence or guilt.....it is a procedure thing tha Barney Fife just doesn't seem to get.

But then again, It is the SEC.  Sorry I forgot.Wink     
     
 


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