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Jefferson pleads not guilty to battery charge

Posted on: February 10, 2012 1:12 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

In what's been a busy couple of days for Jordan Jefferson, the former LSU quarterback has pled not guilty to the misdemeanor simple battery charge stemming from last August's infamous fight outside a Baton Rouge bar.

If convicted, Jefferson faces a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. His case is set to be heard May 10 in the East Baton Rouge Parish court.

Jefferson had originally been charged with felony battery, but the lack of DNA evidence and other factors led to the grand jury reducing the charge to a misdemeanor, resulting in the lifting of Jefferson's suspension midway through the 2011 season.

Jefferson and his attorneys have maintained his innocence throughout the process, with attorney Lewis Unglesby saying in September that Jefferson "will never be convicted" in a trial setting. 

Though the impending court date and reports from the bar fight won't do Jefferson any favors in the eyes of NFL scouts, one draft expert told CBSSports.com LSU RapidReporter Glenn Guilbeau it doesn't make any real difference--Jefferson won't be drafted regardless.

"I was surprised he was invited (to the NFL Draft combine)," said expert Mike Detillier. "I don't think Jordan can throw accurately enough to play in the NFL. He has a strong arm. He's a good athlete. But in the NFL you have to throw accurately from the pocket. He struggled with that his whole career." 

Jefferson will try and disprove those doubts at the combine, set for Feb. 22.

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Comments

Since: Feb 10, 2012
Posted on: February 10, 2012 11:42 pm
 

Jefferson pleads not guilty to battery charge

It is ashame that the focus is on Jefferson instead of the team that was 9-0 before he came off suspension for his crime. Now he is blaming the game plan and said they should have spread AL out and used more passing to highlight their talent... I agree, they should have yanked his non-throwing arse and put Jarret Lee in to hightlight his throwing abilities instead of jefferson's inability to be a leader and his ability to show he was no much better than Jamarcus Russle before the draft... I am a LSU fan and SEC fan, but never been a fan of Jefferson.

Payato



Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 11:18 pm
 

Jefferson pleads not guilty to battery charge

fitting




Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:57 pm
 

Jefferson pleads not guilty to battery charge

sec players far different from others, stab shoot, run over and hitting with a bat legal in sec!


andyham7
Since: Oct 29, 2011
Posted on: February 10, 2012 3:43 pm
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